Dorothy E. Gibbs, 95, of Independence, Mo. peacefully passed away Monday, May 26, 2008 at Rosewood Health Center with her family by her side.

Dorothy E. Gibbs, 95, of Independence, Mo. peacefully passed away Monday, May 26, 2008 at Rosewood Health Center with her family by her side.
Dorothy was born December 24, 1912 in Caledonia, MI to Arthur and Clara Eva (Eldridge) Menzies. She was wife of Missionary Arthur “Pete” Gibbs. As Community of Christ missionaries, they served at the Kirtland Temple; Hawaii during WWII and in the 1960s; Northwest U.S. and Alaska Territory; Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas; Southeast U.S.; Haiti and Grand Cayman; Northern Indiana District; African-American Ministries; and Native American Ministries. 
Mrs. Gibbs is survived by her daughters Alyce Utz; Judy Gibbs and husband Mark Fleming; grandchildren JoAnna Baker, Anna Fleming; step-grandchildren Melissa and Mark Fleming; great-grandchildren Julia Utz, Harley Zans, Madison Baker; step-great-grandchildren Kylan Fleming, and Elizabeth Swearingin-Baker. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Arthur “Pete” Gibbs in 1977; and by her brother Vern Menzies.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at Carson-Speaks Chapel on, 816-252-7900. Visitation will be 6 to 8:00 p.m. Monday in the Chapel. Burial in Mound Grove Cemetery. Family suggests contributions to the World Hunger Fund, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence, Mo. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.