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Cove, Union County, Oregon
Death Calls Cove Matron
Mrs. Mollie Gibson, 79, died at the home of her grandson, Muriel Rundall, Sunday after being ill several months. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Union and burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery of Cove.
Mollie Plummer was born at Baxter Springs, Mo., July 29, 1859. She was married to James Gibson at Fayette Ark., December 19, 1877. Gibson died March 23, 1936. Eight children were born. Those surviving are Mrs. Sam Richards and Mrs. Jim Rundall of Cove. Mrs. Hamilton Arthur and Jim Gibson of Baker, Miss Mabel Gibson of Bremerton, Ray Gibson of Portland and Jack Gibson of Medford. There are 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One brother, The Rev. Mr. Plummer, lives in La Grande.
Mrs. Gibson had lived in Cove 53 years. She spent one year in Union before coming here.
Mrs. Molly Gibson Dies in Cove
After a long illness, Mrs. Molly Gibson, 79, Cove, died Sunday February 12. Mrs. Gibson was stricken with paralysis in November and did not recover from it.
She lived with her grandson Muriel Rundall for about a year before she died. When she was stricken her daughter Mabel Gibson gave up her work and came to help care for her mother.
Mrs. Gibson, nee Molly Plummer, was born in Neosho, Mo., July 39, 1859 and spent her childhood days in Neosho where she knew and went to school with the boy she afterwards married. The family moved to Arkansas where they lived for a year and it was here that Molly Plummer and James L. Gibson were married December 19, 1877. They came west in 1882.
Moly was the only daughter with two brothers. There was an uncle in this part of Oregon and they all finally come out here. The Gibsons came in June 1882 and lived in Union for a year and then came to Cove where they lived ever since. They celebrated their golden wedding before Mr. Gibson passed away in 1936.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Daisy Rundall, Mrs. Bertha Richards of Cove, Mrs. Stella Arthur of Baker, Miss Mabel Gibson of Cove; three sons, James of Baker, Jack of Medford, and Ray of Portland; one brother, Rev. Carlos Plummer of Baker, besides several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the funeral parlor in Union at 1:30, and burial in the Cove cemetery.
(Mollie Elmora Gibson died 12 Feb, 1939. Some records show her given name as Mary. – Marjorie)