Kelly Gibson


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Kelly E. Gibson, 56, a resident of Davenport will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Davenport.

Burial with military rites will conducted by the Vietnam Veterans of America, 299, at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m until 12:45 p.m. at the Gathering Space at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Davenport. The Office of the Dead will be offered at 11:30 a.m. followed by the rosary lead by Kelly’s Secular Carmelite Community all to be held in the Gathering Space. Halligan McCabe De Vries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Kelly died unexpectedly on Monday May 3, 2010 at Sunderbruch Park while running.

He was born May 28, 1953 in Seattle, the son of Harold and Diane (Schisley) Gibson.


Kelly earned his Associate of Arts degree in library technology and Spanish from Foothills College, Los Altos Hill, Calif. He was employed as a reserve specialist in the library for Palmer College of Chiropractic since 1999.

Kelly was a great outdoorsman. He enjoyed hiking, biking and hunting, and was a marathon runner. 

Kelly was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and Pheasants Forever. He belonged to the Secular Carmelite Community of the Quad City’s of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah. Kelly had taken the Carmel name of Kelly of the Assumption. Kelly served as Past President of the Quad City Carmelites and the Santa Clare, Calif., Carmelites. Kelly was a very humble and gentle man. His religion played an important part of his life.

Memorials may be made to Pheasants Forever, 1783 Buerkle Circle, St. Paul, MN. 55110, phone number (651) 773-2000.

Survivors include his brother and sister in law, Craig and Barbara Binnall, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. nephews, Steven and Christopher Binnall, an aunt Audrey McCarthy, Carmel, Calif., numerous cousins, and his loving Carmelite Community.

Kelly was preceded in death by his parents.    

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Kelly’s obituary at

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