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Obituary for Monica Gibbs (Pierce)

Monica Ann Pierce Gibbs, a resident of Hartford, died Sunday, April 26, 2020, following an extended illness. She was 62.

Monica was born February 22, 1958 in Sterling, Illinois to James Harold Pierce and Jeanette Lynn Wilson Pierce. She grew up in Sterling and was a graduate of Sterling High School. She lived in Bonita Springs, Florida before moving to Hartford in 2006. Monica was a waitress at Mom’s Kitchen in Hartford for over 10 years until the time of her illness.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to My Autism Connection, Inc., 8359 Beacon Blvd, Fort Myers, FL, 33907,

She is predeceased by her father, James H. Pierce and an infant brother, Michael Andrew Pierce.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Michael “Big Mike” Gibbs of Harford; two sons, John Michael Blum of Bonita Springs, Florida and Shane Dean of Rock Falls, Illinois; a daughter, Shawn Marie Dean Ruiz (Reuben) of Estero, Florida; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her mother, Jeanette Lynn Wilson of Cottonwood; her mother-in-law, Nancy Sue Gibbs of Gainesville, Florida; a sister, Michelle Pierce of Cottonwood; two brothers, James Leroy Pierce of Lanark, Illinois and John Harold Pierce of Naples, Florida.

Glover Funeral Home of Dothan has been entrusted with the arrangements. (334) 699-3888. Please sign the guestbook online at