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Gilbert "Bill" Webb

Gilbert "Bill" Samuel Webb, Jr. was born December 5, 1926, on a farm near Mt. Ayr, Iowa to Gilbert and Edna (Surface) Webb. Bill went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2015, at the age of 88.
Gilbert attended school at Shannon City, Iowa through the 7th grade and then attended 8th grade at a country school called Silver Point. In 1946, he graduated from Mt. Ayr High School. Following graduation he farmed with his father and brother.

On August 10th, 1947, Bill was united in marriage to Norma Jean Baker. They purchased a small farm south of Tingley, Iowa. It was there that seven children arrived to bless their home. Gary Leigh, Stephen Craig, Cynthia Ann, Michael David, Janelle Kaye, Gilbert "Sam" Samuel III and Rose Mary.

Bill accepted Christ at an early age. He and his family attended the Nazarene Church at Diagonal. He was a lay Pastor until a full time Pastor was called. He was also Youth Pastor. Bill worked 10 years at Ringgold Co. Hospital, operating the high pressure boilers and as a custodian. In 1967, the family moved to Zearing, Iowa, where he worked for the school. In 1969, they moved to Adel, Iowa. There he had several different jobs. He worked for Farm Service, Dallas County Courthouse, Adel Elevator and drove a school bus for 14 years. He drove the sports bus at night and enjoyed watching the kids play. He loved them and they loved him. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and knew the names and positions of each player. He also was a big Iowa Hawkeye fan.
When his eyes began to fail, he gave up the bus driving and started working at Adel Green House (Harvey's) until he retired at the age of 80.

In 1991, Bill and Norma joined the Nazarene Church in Des Moines and were very active until 2007, when they sold their house in Adel and moved to Tingley, Iowa. He was active at the Tingley Mealsite, attended Ellston Methodist Church and enjoyed the Sunday School class.

In August 2014, because of failing health, they moved back to Adel to be closer to their daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They enjoyed attending some of the activities of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His family was the love of his life and he was a dedicated prayer warrior for his family.

He leaves to mourn his passing; his wife, Norma; four sons, Gary (Sonja) Webb, Stephen (Marcia) Webb, Mike (Donna) Webb and Sam (Brenda) Webb III; three daughters, Cynthia Golightly, Janelle (Rick) Taylor and Rose Mary Aubert; one sister, Barbara Yaeger; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; 3 brothers; 4 sisters and son-in-law, Greg Aubert.
To my family I will be waiting just inside the Eastern Gate to welcome you all.

  • Visitation

    June 09, 2015
    2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    June 09, 2015
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    June 10, 2015
    10:30 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Wednesday June 10 2015

    Benton Cemetery

    Benton, IA


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Guestbook

Just learned of Uncle Bill''s passing. His spirit was strong and love of the Lord ever present. My mother adored her brother Billy and now they are together again. Love you Uncle Billy.

Posted by Tamara Browning (Miller) - Germany - Niece   July 05, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Aunt Norma.
I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your loving family. My mother Ardith always called her younger brother Billy. I am saddened by my Uncle Billy''s passing. Love, Pam

Posted by Kevin Pamela Miller - Kensington, CA - Niece   July 05, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to read about Bill. I am so thankful for the legacy he left in my life. Thank you Bill and Norma for investing all those years ago. Praying for you all.

Posted by Sara McGinnis (Holman) - DesMoines, IA - friend   June 08, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Saddened to hear of your loss.

Posted by Natalie Reves - Adel, IA - past neighbor   June 08, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Gilbert was such a prayer warrior. He loved his family. I lived down the street from him and saw him walk to work everyday when he worked at the Green house. He was a gentle man. I went to school with some of the kids. I''m sure he''s dancing in heaven today!

Posted by Luann Whitten Kline - adel, IA - Family friend   June 08, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Was very saddened to read about Bill''s passing but there is no doubt he is walking the streets paved with gold! our thoughts and prayers are with Norma and the kids.

Posted by Bill and Kathy Hastie    June 08, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I was saddened to learn of Gilbert''s passing. I remember his kind manner and that he truly cared about our students. We were blessed to have Gilbert on our team at ADM. Please know that I am lifting your family in prayer. In sympathy, Judy Burgus

Posted by Judy Burgus - Adel, IA   June 07, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Gilbert was a great guy and an icon at the school. So sorry to hear of his passing.

Posted by Scott Schroeder - adel, IA - friend   June 07, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My heart and prayers are with you all as you say goodbye to a wonderful man. Just know you he will be waiting at heavens gates to see you all again oneday.

Posted by Carolyn Fridley - Live Oak, FL - Sister-in-law to Sam Webb   June 07, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

You will be missed by your family and friends. You are in such a better place now. Than you God for sharing a such wonderful man with us..

Posted by Cindi & Cliff Hiles - Skidmore, MO - ftiend of family   June 07, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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