Jill  Gibler


Sara Jill Gibler, 67, of Ottumwa died at 5:12 a.m. March 10, 2019 at Hospice House.
She was born June 1, 1951 in Brookfield, MO to Bobby Junior and Maudie Williams Ross. She was married to Jim Gibler for over 40 years.
A graduate of Brookfield High School in 1969, she worked as the office manager for 30 years at the Southern Iowa Mental Health Center.
She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was very involved with the youth group and as a Sunday school teacher. She also served on various leadership boards at church. Jill enjoyed spending time in Naples, FL.
Surviving is a daughter, Tracie Gibler of West Des Moines; a son, James Gibler of Ottumwa; a sister, Judy (Bill) Toops of Marceline, MO; along with several nieces, nephews and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Steven Toops.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Ottumwa. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield, MO.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.
Published on March 11, 2019
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3 posts

Tim & Deni Hotek
Mar 14, 2019
Tracy & Jimmy,
So very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Tim and I have many really fun memories with your mom when you were growing up. She will be missed!
Linda Thornsberry Lewis
Mar 12, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I knew Jill back in our younger days when we shared an apartment in Columbia, Mo. She was such a fun loving person and oh how she loved to laugh. No matter what was happening, she could find something to laugh at. She always said, "laughter is the best medicine". Jill was always the life of the party. Even though we lost touch with each other, I always cherished the fun times we had together. Jill was a fighter, she was a winner, God is good.
Marilyn cremer Flinn
Mar 12, 2019
I'm picturing Don B and Dorthea and Donna and Mrs James (can't think of her first name DAH)meeting Jill to show her around. Your family was such a blessing to us when we were a needy bunch. Lovya all.please know I'm praying for your strength.