Our Sincere Sympathy

John Dewey Kibby
June 28, 1921 - December 24, 2004


     John Dewey Kibby passed away at the age of 83, on Friday morning December 24, 2004, at his home in Gerty, Oklahoma.
     John was born to Mary Lula (Gentry) Kibby and John D. Kibby Sr., in Yeager, Oklahoma, and was brought up and attended school in Yeager, Oklahoma. He married Addie Hulsey, Holdenville, Oklahoma on November 9, 1940; they lived in the Horntown-Moss community for many years and moved to Holdenville in 1969. Addie passed away after thirty-six years of marriage, on November 17, 1976.
     John married Lee (Snider) Thornton at Gerty, Oklahoma, on September 17, 1977. They made their home in the Gerty area. John worked in the oilfields in this area and all over the state for over 40 years as a roughneck, driller and pusher, retiring in 1983 and continuing his love of farming and ranching, until just two years ago.

He was preceded in death by:
His parents, John and Lula Kibby
One granddaughter, Charity Kibby, 1980
Five brothers: Leonard Kibby, Billy Kibby, Frank Kibby and two infants
Three Sisters: Ethel Marie Price, Thelma Brooks, and Cora Fisher
He is survived by:
His wife of twenty-seven years, Lee of the home
Two Sons and daughters-in Law:
Billy W. and Terry Kibby of Wetumka, Oklahoma
Jerry and Elaine Kibby of Claremore, Oklahoma
Four Daughters and sons-in-Law:
Carolyn and Eugene Weber of Anadarko, Oklahoma
Linda and Royce Burkhead of Verden, Oklahoma
Donna and James Hamilton of Anadarko, Oklahoma
JoVaughn and David Davis of Verden, Oklahoma
One Stepdaughter:
Flora Lee Sells and husband Denver of Gerty, Oklahoma
Four Stepsons:
C.L. Thornton of Calvin, Oklahoma
Cleaburn Thornton of Gerty, Oklahoma
Ray Thornton and wife Sandra of Allen, Oklahoma
Tom Thornton and wife Sharon of Arlington, TX
25 grandchildren & 30-great grandchildren
One Brother:
Roy Kibby and wife Dorothy of Wewoka, OK
Three Sisters:
Nelma Hammons of Bakersfield, CA
Mary Paslay and husband Glen of Holdenville
Jean Welch and husband David of Owasso, Oklahoma

     Funeral services were at the First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2004, and John was laid to rest in the Holdenville Cemetery. Rev David Welch officiated, assisted by James Hamilton. Pallbearers were grandsons: Wayne Kibby, Shawn Kibby, Phillip Kibby, Gene Weber, John Weber, Jerry Weber, Greg Burkhead, Richard Hamilton, Landon Davis, Patrick Davis, Marty Sells, Keith Thornton and John Thornton. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Sherry, Steve Herndon, Audie Sanford, Babe Meadows, and Darrell Smith.