Nona Gibson McPherson, 72

Nona Gibson McPherson, 72, a lifelong resident of Richland Springs, died Wednesday, April 23 at her residence in Richland Springs. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Richland Springs with Rev. Monika Ringo officiating. Under the direction of the Howell-Doran Funeral Home in San Saba, a private graveside service followed at the McPherson Family Cemetery. She was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Pecan Gap, the daughter of James Andrew Bryant and Pansy Marie Lindsey Bryant. On July 8, 1950, she and John C. (Hoot) Gibson were married in Fort Worth. He preceded her in death April, 1991. On Dec. 26, 1998, she married John Earl McPherson in Richland Springs, where they made their home. She spent several years contributing articles and information to the San Saba News and Star newspapers, beginning several years ago with the “Deep Creek Driftings.” Her writings included current events in and around the Richland Springs area. She also wrote poetry and was Poet Laureate for Eastern Star. The Order of the Eastern Star in Richland Springs was a very important part of Nona’s life, as well as the Richland Springs Preservation Society. She was a member of the congregation of the First Christian Church of Richland Springs. She is survived by her husband, John Earl McPherson of Richland Springs; sons, Jerry Gibson and wife, Susie, of Brady, Douglas Gibson and wife, Wanda, of Richland Springs, Edward (Red) Gibson and wife, Grace, of Richland Springs, Jonathan Gibson of Early, Johnny McPherson and wife, Becky, of Richland Springs and David McPherson and wife, Donna, of Whitney; daughters, Andrea Gibson Locke and husband, John, of Centerville, Kathy Gibson Brockman and husband, Rob, of Richland Springs and Debbie McPherson Carter and husband, Paul, of Whitney; 26 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, James Andrew and Pansy Bryant; and a brother, Jim Boyce. Pallbearers were Paul, Joseph and Jacob Gibson, Robert Brockman, Keith Mack, Cuatro Nelson, Brodie Nelson, Aubrey Carter and Derek and Tyler McPherson. The family requests that memorials be made to the Richland Springs Preservation Society or the American Cancer Society.

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