Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


February 19, 2014

Neoma Gibson, 84

Neoma Gibson, 84, Connersville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Miller's Merry Manor, Rushville. 

Born June 10, 1929, in Laurel, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Chaney and Elizabeth Ann Fox Chaney Wells. 

Neoma attended Kentucky Mountain Baptist College and later Baptist Temple College, Cincinnati, where she earned a degree in Bible teaching. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Connersville, where she taught the Golden Girls Sunday School class as well as other Sunday school classes at other churches for over 60 years.  Neoma was instrumental in starting the Calvary Baptist Church Homebound Ministry. When she lived in Batesville, she was a member of Berean Baptist Church. While attending there, she played the piano and taught Sunday school. Neoma worked at Hill-Rom, Batesville, for 24 years, retiring in 1991. 

Survivors include two daughters: Deborah (Sylvester) Allen, Metamora, and Ruth Ann Gibson, Connersville; two sons: Mark Alan (Rebecca) Gibson, Batesville, and James Charles (Judy) Gibson, Greenwood; a sister: Della Alcorn; 13 grandchildren: Jessi Wells and fiancé Todd Lee, Daniel Allen and fiancée Nicole Rush, Jennifer L. Gibson, who she raised, Josh (Molly) Gibson, Beth (Brian) Inman, Nathan (Sarah) Gibson, Michelle (Sam) Eisert, Tim Gibson, Sarah Crowell, Chris Gibson, Travis Grubb and fiancée Amber Green, Brian Allen and John Allen; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Avery Wells, who died in 1989; her second husband, Monte Gibson, who died in 1993; four brothers: Wilford, Elmo, Donald and Walter Chaney; two sisters: Parthenia Chaney and Fredia Perry; a great-granddaughter: Lorelai Gibson; a great-grandson: Tristan Inman; two great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter who died at birth. 

Friends and family may gather at Calvary Baptist Church Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. funeral services officiated by Pastor Kim McHale. Burial will follow at Laurel North Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. 

Urban Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville, is in charge of the arrangements. Persons may send the family a message or sign the online guestbook by visiting


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