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Umatilla Member Celebrates 100th Birthday

posted on June 05, 2013, under Member by

Elberta Giebell, left, enjoys her 100th birthday celebration with her oldest son, Thomas, and her oldest daughter, Peggy Aitken, at Umatilla, Fla., Church. (Photo: Doug Schwersinske)

by Geri Bower

On April 14, 2013, Elberta Giebell’s family celebrated her 100th birthday at Umatilla, Fla., Church where she has been a member for 13 years. An Adventist for 78 years, Elberta has worked in the children’s department and spent 20 years in community service. As the Lord uses her at 100 years to work for Him, she actively reaches out to others such as the Walmart greeter to whom she gave books. The greeter and her husband attended the birthday party and were invited to return and attend church services.

Elberta was born April 16, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pa. For many years, she was employed as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She was married to Floyd Giebell for 66 years before he passed away in 2001.

Her family includes Thomas (Kathy) Giebell, Peggy (Richard) Aitken, Richard (Darla) Giebell, Anita Carlson, and Carolyn (Doug) Towles; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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