LIMA — Marian E. Gipson, 52, died at 2:50 p.m. July 13, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Dec. 24, 1960, to Bill and Frances Cruea Ream. Her father preceded her in death and her mother, Frances Kirby, survives in Lima. On Dec. 15, 1979, she married Donnie R. Gipson, who survives in Lima.
Mrs. Gipson was a 1978 graduate of Lima Central High School. For the last eight years she has worked as a nurse's aide with Heritage Healthcare. She was her husband Donnie's life and best friend and she will be deeply missed by her family.
Survivors also include three sons, Carl Fletcher, of Mobile, Ala., Donnie R. (Linda) Gipson II, of Lima, and Christopher C. Gipson, of Paintsville, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Donna A. Gipson and Christy L. Gipson, both of Paintsville, Ky.; two brothers, William Ream, of Lima, and Larry Ream, of Clarksville, Tenn.; a sister, Cindy McIntosh, of Lima; and 14 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Gipson; and a stepson, Jack E. Gipson.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel. Pastors Arnold Wright and Art Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.