Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

These papers contain the sermons, writings, correspondence, audio-visual materials, and various artifacts from the ministry of Onis “Dick” Floy and Catherine “LaRue” Gibson Case.

Biographical Note

Onis “Dick” Floy Case (1924-2019) was born in Prospect to Bill and Lucille Case, and the family soon settled in Fort Worth. After graduating from Northside High School he joined the Army in 1942. He continued training and serving in the Air Force until 1946. He attended Abilene Christian College and received a BA in Bible in 1950. While at ACC he met and married Catherine “LaRue” Gibson (1925-2010). LaRue was born in Stephenville, Texas to Lewis and Susie Gibson. She attended Abilene Christian College and received a degree in psychology. The couple married December 14, 1948 and had two daughters, LaJuana Sue and Donna Lu.

They served in various Churches of Christ throughout their lives and traveled widely. Dick enjoyed bringing visual elements into his sermons before PowerPoint was invented. He used slides extensively to illustrate various concepts. After LaRue passed away, Dick moved to Lakewood Village Christian Care Center. There he met Geneva Sellers. They married in 2015 and were together for four years before Dick passed away.

Donor Note

LaJuana Case Gill and Donna Case Wallis

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.



Extent of Collection

27 linear feet (18 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #529

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Amanda Dietz ands Mac Ice


Please contact us with questions about our holdings or to schedule a research visit.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.