Helen L. Gibbons

HONEY GROVE – Helen L. Gibbons, 77, of Honey Grove, died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

Born on July 8, 1936, in Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Alice S. (Kirk) Whitman. On June 1, 1962, she married her husband, James R. Gibbons, with whom she shared more than 51 years of marriage.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Lee A. Whitman and his wife, Mildred, of Mifflin, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Gibbons was a 1954 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown, and retired with 16 years of service as a cook/dietary aid from the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

Helen enjoyed traveling all over the country, following dirt track racing along with the NASCAR circuit. She always looked forward to traveling to Canada with her husband on their fishing expeditions.

As per Mrs. Gibbons request, services and interment will be private.

Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, have been entrusted with the arrangements.

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