Elizabeth “Bettie” Gibson, 79, of Neillsville, WI, formerly of St. Louis, MO, died Monday, June 24, 2024, at her home on Fairground Avenue.

     Elizabeth Frye Neely was born Sept. 6, 1944, in Chattanooga, TN, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Frye) Neely. She was raised and lived in St. Louis, MO, where she worked for Ozark Air Lines and Medline, a medical supply company, for 10 years. Bettie was united in marriage to Norman Claud Gibson Feb. 15, 1964, in St. Louis, MO. They owned and operated a bus company in Chicago, IL, before they became over-the-road truck drivers; driving as a team, they covered all 48 of the continental states.

     She is survived by her husband, Norman; three children, Norman “Dusty” Gibson of Neillsville, WI, William C. (Diane) Gibson of Round Lake, IL, and Christine (Trent) Conard of Elgin, IL; seven grandchildren, Melody Greenlee, Kilani Conard, Symphony Greenlee, Alexandra Gibson, Samantha Gibson, Chase Gibson and Cameron Gibson; one great-grandson, Antonio Rivera; and a brother, William Neely of Florida.

     She was preceded in death by her parents.

     No services are planned at this time.

     Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

     The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Bettie’s family.

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