Valena Gibb


Mrs. Valena Boney Gibb, 97, wife of the late Joseph Lester Gibb and former resident of Onancock, passed away on May 20, 2023, at her home in Catonsville, Md. Born in Sampson County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Odist Boney and the late Mary Edna Caison Boney, of Harrells, N.C.

Mrs. Gibb worked for many years as a technical editor for a U.S. government contractor. She was a devoted member of Market Street United Methodist Church, the Accomack County Woman’s Club, and the DAR.

She is survived by her son, William L. Gibb (Rachel) of Westminster, Md., and her daughter, Kathryn G. Kittel (David) of Mechanicsville, Va. Mrs. Gibb is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her sister, Grace Sutton (W.C.) of Harrells, N.C.; and cherished nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Contributions in Valena’s memory may be made to the Eastern Shore Family YMCA, 26164 Lankford Highway, Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements were by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

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