Kira M. Gibbs
November 9, 1967 – September 23, 2021
Preceded in death by mother, Martha M. Gibbs. Survived by father, Okley H. Gibbs, III (Kate); brother, Okley H. Gibbs IV. Also survived by loving care givers, Sally and Bill Wallin; other relatives and many friends.
VISITATION: Thursday, September 30th from 10am to 11am at the West Center Chapel, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am. Family Interment, Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Madonna School.
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Kira Magdalena Gibbs was born to Okley H. and Martha M. (nee Fisher) Gibbs in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born with Down’s Syndrome, a condition which never prevented her from living a full and joyous life. Kira attended Madonna School from which she graduated in 1988. For the rest of her life she worked at the Madonna Shop whose director, Robin Moses, was Kira’s devoted advocate and fierce protector. Kira’s cheerful and outgoing spirit garnered her many friends who did not notice her disability. She was very inquisitive and never failed to inquire about the family of her friends. Kira enjoyed traveling, and took many trips sponsored by Special Journeys.
After she left Madonna School, she moved from the care of her father and stepmother to Mosaic, a provider of residential and day services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Kira’s caregivers, for the last 23 years of her life, were Sally and Bill Wallin. Sally and Bill made Kira a part of their family and provided her with unconditional love, their complete attention, and unequalled health care which undoubtedly extended her life. The Gibbs family is forever grateful to these uniquely considerate and devoted friends.
Kira was preceded in death by her mother, Martha M. Gibbs; uncles, Gerald and Bob Gibbs. Survived by her father and stepmother, Okley and Kate Gibbs; her brother, Okley Gibbs, IV; aunt and uncle, Sharon and Alan Parker; aunt, Kathy Nemitz; uncle, Bruce; many cousins; and special advocates, Sally and Bill Wallin.