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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Donald Gribbin

Donald Ray Gribbin

Monday, March 16th, 1936 - Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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Donald “Don” Ray Gribbin, 82, of De Soto, KS passed away Jan. 12, 2019 at Hillside Village Nursing Home, De Soto, KS. Graveside service will be held 1:00 pm Wed., Jan. 16, 2019 at De Soto Cemetery, De Soto, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to De Soto Baptist Church. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.

Don was born March 16, 1936 in Kansas City, KS to Jessie E. (Cordell) and Joseph Albert Gribbin, Sr. He grew up in Kansas City, KS where he graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1955. He married Judith Kay Swallow on July 31, 1965 in Kansas City, KS. They moved to De Soto in 1971. Don was a pressman for Deluxe Check Printers, Lenexa, KS from which he retired. He was a member of the De Soto Baptist Church and the De Soto Lions Club. Don liked and enjoyed the simple things in life. He enjoyed his rides through the country and his nightly tour of De Soto making sure everyone was in bed. He will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Judith; son, Michael Wayne Gribbin; brother, Joseph A. Gribbin, Jr. and sisters: Shirley Jean Weiser, Georgia Marie Hopewell and Virginia Dean Butner. Don is survived by his beloved friend and caregiver Robert Goins and his family: Kendra, Kristanna, Samantha, Seth and Noah.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    De Soto Cemetery
    Address
    34500 W 87th St
    DE SOTO, KS 66018
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  • Interment

    Location
    De Soto Cemetery
    Address
    34500 W 87th St
    DE SOTO, KS 66018
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Kay LaFrankir

Posted at 09:34am
So sorry for the loss of your family member and friend.
We have much to look forward to. In Revelation 21:4 the Bible tells us " And he will wipe our every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away".

Sincerely,
Kay
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Richard Sosinski

Posted at 01:44pm
I am the physician medical director of Douglas County VNA hospice. I learned at our team meeting that Don died under our care. I worked with Don at Deluxe when I was in college in the early 70s. I remember him as big, strong and jolly all the time. He was well-liked.
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Tresa Shoemaker

Posted at 10:06am
It was an honor to care for Don the past five years at Hillside Village. He will truly be missed by the staff and other residents.
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