FRANKLIN PHILLIP & SARAH EMMALINE CRUSE KRIBBS were
longtime residents of Ranger, TX having moved there in
1924. They lived at 501 Elm Street. They had seven
children (four daughters, three sons).
Mr. Frank P. Kribbs Sr., 90, a longtime Ranger resident,
passed away on Nov. 10, 1971 in a Stephenville hospital
following a lengthy illness. Burial will be in Evergreen
Cemetery. To the children and grandchildren, Frank was
always known as "Pop."
Mr. Kribbs was born May 22, 1881 in Clarion County, PA,
and was married to Sarah Cruse in December of 1903 in
Dillman, IN, and moved to Illinois in 1908. He worked
in the oilfields in Bridgeport, IL, until 1922 when he
came to Texas where he worked for T&P Coal & Oil Company
at Strawn. They moved to Ranger in 1924 where he served
as district superintendent until his retirement in 1951.
Mrs. Kribbs Emma was born Aug. 6, 1884 in Dillman, IN,
and died Nov. 6, 1944. He was a member of the Baptist
Church and of the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include four daughters, Waldine Kribbs of Ranger,
Mrs. William R. (Geraldine) McPheeters of Dallas, and Mrs.
James A. (Bernadine) Blue also of Dallas and Mrs Owen (Yvonne)
Gallagher of Corpus Christi, three sons, F.P. (Phil) Kribbs
Jr. of Breckenridge, Eugene E. Kribbs of Dallas, and Merle W.
(Buster) Kribbs of Stephenville, 16 grandchildren and 12 great-
Children of Franklin Phillip Kribbs & Sarah Cruse Kribbs:
Waldine Kribbs, Geraldine Kribbs McPheeters, Bernadine Kribbs
Blue (RHS-1928), Franklin Phillip (Phil) Kribbs Jr. (RHS-1938),
Eugene "Gene" Edd Kribbs (RHS-1936, Breckenridge HS-1938),
Yvonne Kribbs Gallagher (RHS-1939) & Merle W. "Buster" Kribbs
(RHS-1943). Also: Louise Newman Kribbs (RHS 1938), wife of Phil
Kribbs and Mildred Fern "Toots" Mitchell Kribbs (RHS-1937),
wife of Gene Kribbs (RHS-1936).