ABILENE — Greta Ann Gibbs, 80, longtime Salina resident, died on Aug. 27, 2019.
Born Dec. 3, 1938, in Garden City, she was the oldest daughter of Ancel & Margaret (Black) DeRemus. Greta and her late husband, “Whitey” spent more than 25 years as over the road truck drivers as a team accompanied by their dog, Petra. Through their many years of travel, Greta was proud she made it to 48 states, Canada and Mexico.
She was an accomplished baker and was known for her crescent rolls, pies and breads, winning many ribbons and awards at county and state fairs. Her other hobbies included games and cards, sewing, crafts and gardening. She was a member of Salina Heights Christian Church.
She is survived by daughters, Patricia Magee of Mesa, Ariz., Sharon Unruh of Galva, Beverly Gomis of Mesa, Ariz. Rita Baltazor of Salina and Lori Hamby of Phoenix, Ariz. Greta has 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and siblings, Teresa Dodds of Washington, Kan., Linda Lecklider of Salina, Sharon Havercamp of Ellsworth and David DeRemus of St. Petersburg, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James “Whitey” Gibbs; brother, Lloyd DeRemus; and granddaughter Sondra Bedker.
Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 31, 2019, at the Ryan Mortuary in Salina. Please dress casually — jeans are acceptable. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Support Group or the Bavaria cemetery. For more information or condolences go to www.ryanmortuary.com.