September 11, 1922-

August 6, 2013


Carole Gibson died Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at age 90 years, 10 months and 25 days, at the Village of Legacy Point in Waukee. The family will receive friends from 4 - 7 p.m. Friday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. Cremation will follow visitation and a memorial graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 10, at the Stump-Thornton-Barto Cemetery north of Van Meter.

Carole was born September 11, 1922, in rural Adel to Hallie and Maggie (Stump) Strober and graduated from Van Meter High School in 1940. She married John Verlin Gibson on May 10, 1941, and they made their home in rural Adel where they raised their five children. Carole is survived by her children, Connie Harris Beckvall of Surprise, AZ, Dixie Indra of Waukee, Nancy (Ed) Daugherty of Des Moines, Max Gibson of West Des Moines and Rex Gibson of Marshalltown; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters Faye Murphy and Ethel Kirby.

Memorial contributions may be made to Van Meter United Methodist Church or HCI Care Services. Online condolences will be welcomed at