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September 25, 1926 - April 30, 2018

Her final resting place will be beside her parents at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, OK. No local services will be held.

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Age 91, died peacefully in her sleep on April 30, 2018, while a resident of Woodside at Friendship Village. She was the only child of John and Ruth (Kirkham) Gibbons, born Sept. 25, 1926 in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Tulsa Central High School and Tulsa University. Upon graduation Anna moved to Kalamazoo where she worked in research at the Upjohn Company until her retirement. Anna drove to Oklahoma at least twice yearly, staying in touch with her family back home. She loved reading and learning and enjoyed lively sharp conversations on almost any topic! She traveled widely and sent colorful newsy postcards to her family and friends. She was extremely knowledgeable about her family history and related stories of growing up in Oklahoma and summers spent with her grandmother in Manitou Springs. Anna was devoted to her dear friends here in Kalamazoo and through the years kindly kept them engaged by visiting with them and driving them on interesting and enjoyable outings and to medical visits. In her later years, Anna was lovingly cared for by several neighbors, including Doug and Jane Veech and by friends, Duane and Nancy DeHaan.