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Kenneth A. Gibson

Kenneth A. Gibson

Kenneth A. Gibson age 82, of Quincy died on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra. He was born in Quincy on January 12, 1939, a son of Arthur H. and Viola (Green) Gibson.

Kenneth worked his entire career at Mercantile Bank of Quincy. Beginning in 1958 as an errand-person and working his way up from there to bookkeeper's assistant, to bookkeeper, teller and ultimately to assistant vice-president. He assisted in opening the first "Motor Bank" in Quincy located at 8th & Jersey Streets in 1968, and later transferred to the bank location on 33rd Street. He retired in 2004.

He was a graduate of St. John Grade School, Quincy Notre Dame High School, and he attended Quincy College for 2 years. Ken served from 1960-1966 in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Ken was a devout Catholic and member of St. Rose of Lima Parish. He offered his time generously to St. Rose Church and St. Boniface Church, helping at both parishes over the years.

Ken volunteered his time serving as Camp Callahan's Secretary/Treasurer for many years.
He was a volunteer at Blessing Hospital where he helped implement and staff the information-desks at the Cancer Center and at One-Day Surgery. He really enjoyed working as a volunteer at Horizon's Soup Kitchen.

Survivors include his life long-friend and co-worker, Paul Wellman of Quincy;
His sister-in-law, Bessie Gibson-Heinze; nieces and nephews, Brad Gibson, Mark (Christa) Gibson, Ronnie Powell, Kathy Sinclair, Patty (Bob) Terstriep, Danny (Kelly) Powell, Mary Beth (Jim) Winking and many cousins, great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, James Gibson, a sister Shirley (Melvin) Powell and a nephew-in-law, Mike Sinclair.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:45 a.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Requiem Mass at 12:15 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church by Fr. Joseph Portzer, FSSP.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh.
Memorials are suggested to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, or Masses may be given in his memory.
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From:
Paul
quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear family.
Ken Gibson was a very generous man to St. Rose parish since we reopened in 2009.
Working daily with Paul Wellman and Jerry Schutte, painting cleaning with a great team of workers and over 1000s of hours to get the church ready for the Latin mass.
I remember a year before, telling them of the church to reopen, and both said WE WILL HELP.
His devotion to the parish on the finance board, he kindness in helping clean on Wednesdays. The many card parties he and Paul worked. The countless help at dinners as St. Pats every year but the last two, he goodness to other members and more. As you use the holy water at the back pews. The large angels, those 1910 fonts were donated by he and Paul. Their names are at the base. Please remember them.
He will be missed by the parish greatly.
What a great guy.
We are missing him now, but the good Lord is rewarded him now.
Please, pray for his soul, so kind to us.
Paul K. Geers.
Pres Latin mass Society of Quincy/ Historic St.Rose of lima parish.
From:
Pat & Dick wentura
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Family and Paul,
We were saddened to learn of Kenny' s death. Looking back over the years we remember the fun times we enjoyed together when we worked at Mercantile Bank
Pat & Dick Wentura
From:
Sheila Hermesmeyer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I met Ken at the Blessing Cancer Center were he and Paul assisted me in the Cancer Resource Center. He was a pleasant and kind gentleman who was a joy to share a conversation. My condolences.
From:
June M Lahrman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Paul, So sorry to hear of Kenneth's passing. You are in my prayers.
From:
Mary Mahair Fuller
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Paul, i am so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was a wonderful person and he will be missed. My thought and prayers with you and all the family
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Tafi Lathrop
quincy, IL
Comments:
I remember working with Ken at Mercantile Bank years ago. He was always kind, helping others and had a sense of humor as well. He has left a legacy in this world. I am so sorry for your loss.
From:
Don and Fran Adolfs
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Paul, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a nice fellow to know.
From:
Nancy Zimmerman Rost
Quincy, IL
Comments:
It was hard to believe that Kenny was gone. He to me was a legend in banking and as a friend in banking. Lots of good laughs with him and Paul. I’m glad I have the memories.
From:
Dora Dyer
Quincy,, IL
Comments:
Sincere sympathy.
From:
jane johnston
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I had the pleasure of working with both Paul and Kenny at Mercantile. So sorry to hear if Kenny’s passing. Hugs and prayers for Paul and family
From:
Mary Ann Spickler
Ballwin, MO
Comments:
Paul, I was so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. You two were very special to Wimp and I. There are a lot of memories shared especially when Gene and Helen were living. You two were like sons to them, and were with us when Helen passed. I’m sure they are all celebrating in Heaven with a special reunion. God’s blessings to you!
From:
Teresa Woodworth VanMeter
Hannibal, MO
Comments:
Dear Paul and Family, I'm sad to hear of the Loss of such a Kind, Generous and giving Man! Hope Happy Memories fill your Heart! Condolences from Mom Charlotte and Dad Paul, as well!
From:
Charlotte Buckman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Ken's death. We were classmates for 12 years. He was always a gentleman. So sorry for your loss Paul. I know he was a wonderful friend.