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Patricia Ann Sibbel

May 26, 1929 — January 16, 2024

  Patricia Ann (Lightfoot) Sibbel, Age 94, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at MorningStar Assisted Living in Jordan Creek, in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Pat was born in Fairfield, Iowa on May 26, 1929, to Wilbur and Opal (Davidson) Lightfoot.  She grew up in Fairfield where she attended school and graduated in 1948.  Pat earned the highest rank in Girl Scouts and was an aviation cadet in the Wing Scouts.  She was active in school playing the accordion, an award-winning flag swinger and a member of the American Junior Red Cross.  

On December 30, 1950, Pat was united in marriage with William “Billie” E. Sibbel of Manning.  Bill was attending Parsons College and she was working in Fairfield.  They were married in the Christian Church in Oskaloosa and made their home on the farm located north of Manning.   From this union were three daughters, Constance Gay “Connie”, Diana Kay, and Peggy Ann.  

Pat was an active member of the Manning and Carroll Presbyterian Church, the Mariners Club, Homemakers Club, a Girl Scout leader and helped with the 4-H Club. Pat is a 50+ year member of the Order of Eastern Star.  With guidance from of her father-in-law Bill Sibbel, Pat was able to manage the family farm, despite being widowed in 1968. The late 60s, Pat attended Midwestern College in Denison majoring in Art.  In 1976 Pat moved from the farm to Carroll where she was employed by the State of Iowa as the District Clerk to the Carroll County Soil Conservation board.  Upon retiring she remained in Carroll until 2019, returning briefly to Manning.  In 2022 she moved to Waukee to be closer to her daughter and be part of a retirement community.  

In her spare time and retirement, Pat enjoyed taking the grandkids to Swan Lake to play with remote boats and have picnics. With her dog Micky at her side, she enjoyed traveling across America in her conversion van to visit family and take in the sites. Her CB handle known to many was “Mother Goose.”  Hawaii was her favorite vacation spot and traveled there several times.  Quilting and being a member of the Carroll County Genealogy Society were other passions she enjoyed.    

Pat is preceded in death by her husband Bill; daughters Connie Snyder and Diana Fagan; and a sister Shirley Smith.  Surviving is her brother-in-law Bill Smith of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; daughter Peggy (Jim) Black of Polk City, Iowa; sons-in-law Robert Snyder and Robert Fagan, both of Manning, Iowa.  She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 2 step-great grandchildren, 5 nieces and their spouses and children. 

The family would like to express deep appreciation and gratification to the staff at MorningStar Assisted Living in Jordan Creek, the medical team at Metro Geriatrics, and the St. Croix Hospice team for their wonderful care and support of Pat.  

Eastern Star & Funeral Service

1:00 p.m. ~ Thursday, January 18, 2024

Ohde Funeral Home, Manning, Iowa


Reverend Anna Small

Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Manning, Iowa


“Ode To Maastricht” by Andre Rieu

 Casket Bearers

Robert Snyder, Steven Snyder, Debra Swanson, William Fagan, Betty Jo Fagan, Chris Black and Andrew Black


Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa

 In lieu of flowers, Pat’s family request memorials to the First Presbyterian Church, 519 2nd Street, Manning, Iowa 51455

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