Obituary: C. Jean Gibson

Flowers over a tumbstone

C. Jean Gibson, 95, of Haysville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.
She was born July 23, 1924, to Thomas and Edith (Carson) Johns in Bethany, Mo. Jean grew up on a farm in the Bethany area before moving to Iuka, Kan., in the late 1940s. In 1963, they moved to Cullison, Kan., and then opened Hoot n Jean’s Cafe in Turon. They moved to Haysville in 2006.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elvis “Hoot” Gibson; seven sisters; and three brothers.
Jean is survived by her sons, Gerald D. Gibson and Tom R. (Brenda) Gibson; grandchildren, Gerald R. Gibson, Tina (Sean) Stuchlik, Michelle (William) Moore, Amy Ghere, B. Todd  (Luci) Hutchcroft, and Angela P. (Martin) Gomez; sisters, Neoma Jones, Cathy Nolan, and Sue Johns; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Smith Mortuary-Haysville, 7031 S. Broadway, Haysville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridget’s Cradles, P.O. Box 316, Kechi, KS 67067, or Angel of Hope Kansas, c/o Stacy Carmine, Chairperson, 2844 S. Chase, Wichita, KS 67217. Leave online condolences at