James Harlin Gibson
James (Jim) Gibson, formerly of Overland Park, passed away March 6, 2018 at the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg. Born June 27, 1930 in Paris, TX to William and Jenny Gibson, James embarked on a long career with Western Union, starting as a bicycle messenger in his early teens. It was at Western Union that he met and married Imogene Looper. The two would enjoy 63 years of marriage before Imogene’s passing in 2013.
Western Union never let the family stay anywhere for long, moving Jim and family to locations throughout Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and finally Kansas City in 1969. Jim retired from Western Union in the late 70s, and began a second career at Social Security. Following his second retirement, he worked for a credit service bureau, until forgetfulness began to take over.
Jim was predeceased by his parents; brother Cranford; and wife, Imogene. He is survived by daughters Lynn Bertuglia (Hal Nichols) and Theresa Broderick; grandchildren Michelle (Sean) Bertuglia-Haley, Adam Bertuglia, and Adrian Broderick (Gabe) Dawe; and great-grandchildren Norah and Eliana Haley, and Sage and Robert Dawe.
Jim was a gentle soul who gave himself unselfishly to his family. He will be missed terribly, and remembered with love. The family is immensely grateful to the Missouri Veterans Home for the loving care he received over the last seven months.
Funeral services will be Monday, March 12, at 11 am at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit. The family suggests donations in Jim’s honor to the Missouri Veterans Home, 1300 Veterans Blvd., Warrensburg 64093, to help them further their important services to our veterans. Interment location: Lee’s Summit Cemetery
May your soul rest in peace until He returns. We love you, daddy.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063