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Joan (Smith) Giebler

August 9, 1931 ~ February 16, 2018 (age 86)

Longtime Goodland, Kansas resident, Joan Giebler, 86, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Citizen’s Medical Center in Colby, KS.

Joan was born on August 9, 1931 in Abilene, KS to Charles Otto Smith, Sr. and Gertrude Blanche Sheriffus.   She was one of four children.  She grew up and attended school in Hays, KS and graduated from Hays High School in 1949.  On November 9, 1950, Joan married Raymond John Giebler in Hays.  To this union, six children; Brenda, Sharon, Debbie, Pam, Bruce, and Denise were born.

In 1962, the family moved to Goodland where she worked as a salesperson and bookkeeper.  She was a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.  Her hobbies were playing Bingo, Cards, Puzzles and Board Games. She was a Member of the Elks Lodge.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Raymond, and her brother Melvin Vernon Smith

She is survived by her children Brenda (Derald) Meineke of Yoder, CO, Sharon Moosman of Kansas City, MO, Debbie (Duane) Erkman of Grand Junction, CO, Pam (Gorden) MacPhail of Derby, KS, Bruce (Deborah) Giebler of Colby, KS, and Denise (Jerry) Beard of San Juan  Cosales, Mexico.  She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; her sister Shirley Thornton of Kanopolis, KS and her brother Charles (Verna) Smith Jr. of Salina, KS.


Donations may be made to:

Joan Giebler Memorial Fund
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735


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