Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

July 9, 2013

Carla Gibbons


Effingham Daily News

---- — Carla R. Gibbons, 38, of Decatur, died 2:39 p.m. Friday (July 5, 2013) at her residence.

Celebration of Life services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, with the Rev. Charley Bennett officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Stewardson Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the children. Condolences may be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net.

Carla was born Dec. 22, 1974, in Dalton, Ga., the daughter of Marvin Clynn and June Jenkins Ledford. She had been the activity director for the Odd Fellows-Rebekah Home in Mattoon and was a supervisor for Jacobson Manufacturing in Decatur. She enjoyed playing the piano, fishing, loved all animals and was an excellent cook. She had been an excellent tumbler in school and enjoyed it very much. Carla loved her children and grandchildren very much.

Surviving are her daughters, Brittany (Tom) Fehrenbacher of Effingham and Hannah Underwood (fiance, James) of Stewardson; twin sons, Preston and Patrick Underwood of Decatur; mother, June Ledford of Cleveland, Tenn.; sister, Krystal (Brian) Beck of Shelbyville; children’s grandparents, Donnie and Joan Gibbons of Bethany; and grandchildren, Haley Fehrenbacher and Mason Overbeck.

She was preceded in death by her father.

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