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Obituaries Published in December 21 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in December 21 California Democrat

December 20th, 2011 by Democrat Staff in News


Jessie "Irene" (Cook) Gibler, 83, of Jefferson City, was called to heaven on Saturday, December 17, 2011, after a lengthy illness. She was a resident of the Golden Living Center in Jefferson City.

Irene was born March 5, 1928, in Pacific Junction, Iowa. She was the daughter of Harry and Florence (Prindle) Cook, who preceded her in death. She was a 1946 graduate of Jamestown High School in Jamestown, Missouri. Irene was married on March 7, 1953, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Jefferson City, to William Frederick Gibler, who survives her.

Mrs. Gibler was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City. She was a brave survivor of the tuberculosis epidemic of the late 1940's. While receiving treatment, she received secretarial training. Irene had a long work history as a secretary in various businesses, which included the Missouri State Library, Missouri Department of Education and the Missouri Supreme Courts in Jefferson City, Missouri.

She enjoyed traveling, church activities, music, and spending time with her family and friends.

Irene is also survived by one daughter: Debra Gibler Shultz of Columbia, Mo.; one son: Dale F. Gibler (wife Myrana) of Jefferson City, Mo.; three grandchildren: Megan Shultz (missing since August 2006), Evan Gibler and Charis Gibler of Jefferson City, Mo.; and one great-granddaughter: Kaelin. She was also preceded in death by her siblings: Robert Cook, Harry Dean Cook, Lloyd Elston Cook and Alice E. Findley.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, with Dr. Doyle E. Sager officiating. Entombment will follow in the Hawthorn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer Association or the Charity of the Donor's Choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at


Phyllis Ann Patterson, 64, of Holts Summit, died Sunday, December 18, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born on August 27, 1947, in Vienna, Mo., the daughter of the late Wilford Roe and Mary Ann Terwilliger Light.

She was united in marriage on August 30, 1969, in Belle, Mo., to Thomas William Patterson who resides at the home.

Phyllis worked for International Shoe Co., several car dealerships including Knipp Motors and most recently Reagan Honda as a bookkeeper and office manager. She retired in June of 2009.

Phyllis volunteered for Runge Nature Center and Hospice Compassus. She loved to quilt, garden, and deer hunt. In recent years she and her husband enjoyed traveling with different travel groups where they made several new friends.

Other survivors include: five siblings, Audrey Hancock, Lake Ozark; Douglas Light, Jefferson City; Debbie (Steve) Rohrbach, California; Paul Light, Farmington; Melissa (Art) Salts, Vienna; a sister-in-law, Lisa Baclesse, Wardsville; many nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Pete and Opal Jenkins; a nephew, Rick Massey; and two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, Ken and Nan Jo Patterson, and Clifford E. Massey.

Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Capital City Christian Church with Rev. Jim Daniels and Rev. Shane Jarvis, officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe Street, Suite 100,Jefferson City, Mo 65101.

Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the website.