Doris C. Kibbe

| December 26, 2018

Doris C. Kibbe, 89, of Tionesta, PA, died on Monday, December 24, 2018, at her home in President Twp, Venango County, PA on Kibbe’s Island near Tionesta.

She was born August 4, 1929, in Liberty, Texas, daughter of the late Silvia and Cora (Waschiean) Fregia.

On January 30, 1965, in Florida, she married Lester E. Kibbe who died just nine days ago on December 15, 2018. Doris along with her husband owned and operated Kibbe Island Campground of Tionesta. She was a member of the American Legion Post # 7 Ladies Auxiliary in Clearwater, Florida.

Surviving are two sons, James L. Whitmire and his wife Sandra of Tionesta; Larry L. Whitmire and his wife Valentina of Clearwater, Florida; a daughter, Peggy D. Lewis of Lafayette, Louisiana; a step-son, Alvin R. Kibbe and his wife Nancy of Baytown, Texas; and a step-daughter, Gloria Kibbe Sams and her husband Walter of Athens, Georgia.

Nine grandchildren, Jamy C. Whitmire and his significant other Andrea Scott of Clearwater, Florida; Kimberly Lewis of Lafayette, Louisiana; Ronda Lynn Duncan-Yeschke of Oil City, PA; Kacie Miller and her husband Josh of Mercer, PA; Kate Whitmire and her significant other Ben of Tionesta; Christopher M. Northrop and his wife Angie of Senoia, Georgia; Jennifer Sams Andreas and her husband Mitchell of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Jessica A. Sams of Sherman Oaks, California; and Jefferson Skyler Kibbe of Baytown, Texas also survive, as well as several great-grandchildren, including Korie Yeschke of Oil City. Also surviving are one sister, Nelda Thourea, of Liberty, Texas; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to caregivers April Hoover and Joe Yeschke for their loving care to both Doris and Lester.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Glenn Whitmire; two grandsons, Ronald W. “Beau” Lewis and LaVell Whitmire; a granddaughter, Heidi Whitmire; four brothers, Jay, Delbert, Lawrence and Dan Fregia; and three sisters, Athleia Jordan, Zillia Payden and Shattie Taylor.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Norman J. Wimer Funeral Home of Tionesta. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Kathy Dom, Pastor of the Tionesta United Methodist Church, officiating. Visitation and services will continue in Liberty Texas at Allison Funeral Service. Burial will be alongside her mother in Oak Dale Cemetery, Daisetta, Texas.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Tionesta Amvets Post # 113 PO Box 113 Tionesta, PA 16353

An online guestbook and tribute wall is available at www.wimerfuneralhome.com.


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