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Peggy Earlene (Gibbs) Sibley, age 68, of Buffalo, Missouri, passed away at Buffalo Prairie Care Center on March 26, 2012. Peggy was born on May 23, 1943, in El Dorado Springs, MO, to Lester E. Gibbs and Hester (Pace) Gibbs. Peggy attended and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School.
Peggy married Wilmer Sibley on January 2, 1968. To their union two children were born. They were married 41 years before Wilmer’s passing in 2009.
Peggy was a homemaker until the children were grown, then was employed as a sales clerk at Pamida in El Dorado Springs, MO, for several years. She then worked at MFA in Buffalo, MO, until her retirement.
The most important things in Peggy’s life were her husband and children, her grandchildren and her church family. She was a devoted Christian and active member of Union Hall Baptist Church in El Dorado Springs for many years. After moving to Buffalo, she became a member of Crossroads Baptist Church where she enjoyed involvement in the women’s groups, singing in the choir, and helping with the kids group. Also Peggy loved spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, gardening and any type of craft project.
Survivors include her children: Terri Sibley of Nevada, MO; Lisa Hottensen of Carterville, IL; and one step-daughter, Vickie Whistance and husband James of Nixa, MO; three grandchildren: Jamie Lee and husband Cody of Ozark, MO; Nick Whistance and wife Emily of Springfield, MO; and Allie Hottensen of Carterville, IL; one brother, Lester Darrell Gibbs of El Dorado Springs, MO; one sister, Carol Thomas of Butler, MO; two brother-in-laws: Orville Sibley and wife Peggy of El Dorado Springs, MO; and Dale Hoover of Harrisonville, MO.
The family will receive friends at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, from 10-11 a.m. A graveside service will follow at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery at 11:15 a.m. under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Rocky Eaton will officiate. Pallbearers are James Whistance, Nick Whistance, Cody Lee, Warren Newton, Dave Bonner, and Gary Wall.