Nellie Frances Gibson Hubbard, 98, daughter of Charles Robert and Effie Ellen West Gibson, was born March 12, 1906, at Houston. She died June 17, 2004, at her home at Houston. She grew up in the Ozark community and joined the Ozark Baptist Church. She later moved her membership to the First Baptist Church in Houston. She married Ransom Bruce Hubbard. They had five children and lived on a farm east of Houston on Brushy Creek Road. Mrs. Hubbard was a cook at the Houston Schools’ cafeteria for several years after raising her family. She was a wonderful cook and talented seamstress. She made clothing for her three daughters including their wedding dresses. She made dresses and nightgowns for the granddaughters and crocheted many afghans and rugs. She lived on the same farm 1.5 miles east of Houston for 79 years. It became a Century Farm in 1976. The grandchildren enjoyed trips to the farm and looked forward to her fried chicken, pies and homemade ice cream. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, John Mitchell Hubbard; two sisters, Delta Gibson Noblitt and Virginia Gibson Keeney; and three brothers, Hubert Gibson, Jay Gibson and Edd Gibson. Surviving are her children, Virginia Hubbard Smith of Kirkwood, Helen Hubbard Huss of Ballwin, Roma Hubbard Hollenbeck of Bucyrus and Ransom Bruce Hubbard of Troy; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were June 21 at the First Baptist Church in Houston with the Rev. Ben Gard officiating. Burial was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. “

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