July 8, 2013

Carla R. Gibbons


— Carla R. Gibbons, 38, of Decatur, Ill., died at 2:39 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, in her residence.

Carla was born Dec. 22, 1974, in Dalton, the daughter of Marvin Clynn and June Jenkins Ledford. She had been the activity director for the Odd Fellows-Rebekah Home in Mattoon, Ill., and was a supervisor for Jacobson Manufacturing in Decatur, Ill. 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.

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

She was preceded in death by her father.

Carla loved her children and grandchildren very much.

Celebration of life services will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan, Ill., with Pastor Charley Bennett officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Stewardson Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the children.

Condolences may be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net.

Reed Funeral Home, Ltd., in Sullivan, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.