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Mary L. Gibson Wirth, American writer.

Background

Wirth, Mary L. Gibson was born on July 14, 1925 in Clayton, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Everett Dunreath Gibson and Ethel Emily Coffman.

Education

Student, University Illinois.

Career

Society editor Garfieldian Public, Chicago, 1945. Assistant Harry Coleman and Company, 1947—1948. Copy writer Ayres Advertising, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1948—1949.

Correspondent Illinois Journal Register, Springfield, 1964—1972. Editor Jargon, Bloomington, 1985—1993. Freelance editor Shelbyville, 1974—1979.

Freelancer writer, since 1980.

Religion

Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

Politics

The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.

Views

God enables every person to resist evil, by accepting forgiveness and liberation, and willing to be open to the Holy Spirit.

Connections

Married Lloyd W. Wirth (deceased ). Children: Claire Wirth Ford, Stephen Allen, Paul Gibson.

father:
Everett Dunreath Gibson

mother:
Ethel Emily Coffman

spouse:
Lloyd W. Wirth

children:
Claire Wirth Ford Wirth

Stephen Allen Wirth

Paul Gibson Wirth