Kay M. (Hooke) Gibbs of Canton, Georgia left this earthly world with family at her side on January 10, 2023 at Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Georgia. She was born in Muncie, Indiana to Herman and Helen Hooke on February 21, 1941. She graduated from DeSoto High School in 1959 and from Radiology Technology School through Ball Memorial Hospital. She worked in several doctor’s offices in the Muncie area. She was a member of DeSoto United Methodist Church where she served as organist and pianist for many years. In 2013, she moved to Georgia to be closer to her three sons and joined Antioch Christian Church in Canton, GA. She made many new friends in Canton and served on the cook team, played the piano, and enjoyed Bible study at Antioch Church.
She is survived by sons Rick (Sherrie) Jeffers of Toccoa, GA, Andy (Paula) Jeffers of Canton, GA, and Jack (Kathy) Jeffers of Waleska, GA, and the father of her sons: Wayman Jeffers of Canton, GA; grandsons: Lee (Lexie) Jeffers, Luke and James Jeffers; great-grandchildren: Haddie and Hayes Jeffers, all of GA; her sister: Barbara (David) Kanedy of Albany, IN; nieces: Kerri (Michael) Smith and her children Tanner and Hunter Smith, Julie Kanedy and her children Caitlin and Aiden Cox, all of Fishers, IN. She is predeceased by her husband, Bill Gibbs in 2008, and her parents.
Kay took after her grandmother and had a knack for pretty flowers. She loved to cook for her family and was always ready to watch an IU or Purdue basketball game. She was an Indiana native where basketball was a thing!
In 2020, Kay was diagnosed with cancer. She fought a long, hard battle over the last year and a half. She received excellent care by many physicians and staff at Kennestone Hospital. She was able to remain at home until the final week when she caught double pneumonia. The family is so very appreciative for the many cards, visits, phone calls, and texts during her illness that encouraged her so much.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Meacham Funeral Service with Rev. Frank Oakman officiating. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, DeSoto.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, the family requests donations to Samaritan’s Purse or the Paper Pantry at DeSoto United Methodist Church, 6309 N. 500 E., Muncie, IN 47303.
Kay knew that her sins were forgiven, that she was bought with the blood of Jesus Christ, and that she would live with her Savior forevermore in Heaven. “In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you until myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:1-3)