Eugene Clifford Sibole passed away on February 27, 2023 at 9:30 AM. Gene was born January 4, 1941 to Clifford and Opal Sibole. He was raised in Leon until he married his high school sweetheart and moved to Des Moines. They were married for 61 years last July. They had two children, Ricky and Candice – Rick was his favorite. He retired from Sears after 39 years of employment. He was such a loyal employee, he walked to work in a blizzard and everyone wanted him to work on their cars. He loved car racing and playing chess with his grandson, sneaking into movies with his granddaughter, betting on sports with his wife, but what he loved most of all was taking vacations with his family. He always had to be on the road before the sun came up.
He is survived in death by his sister Marlene Waugh (Sibole),wife Sandra Sibole (Waugh), son Rick Sibole daughter Candice Stephen (Sibole), son in-law Nathan Stephen, surrogate daughter Stephanie Jones (Swink), granddaughter Miranda Stephen, grandson Tristan Stephen, two sisters-in-law Loreene Waugh and Marilyn Evans (Waugh) and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded by his parents Clifford and Opal Sibole, sister Phyllis Frost and her husband Oral, sister Delores Hayes and her husband Lyle, sister in-law Wanda Ferguson (Waugh), brother in-laws Lyle Waugh Jim Waugh, Doyle Waugh, Dwight Waugh, Dale Waugh, and Dill Ferguson.
His family is hosting a Celebration of Gene’s Life on March 25th from 2:00PM to 5:00PM at 2525 County Line Road in the Club House.