Patricia J. Sibley, 71, of Sycamore, Ill., died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Bethany Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb.
Born March 17, 1937, in Sycamore, she was the daughter of Donald and Wilma (Ryan) Henigan. She married Fred Sibley on Sept. 30, 1961, at Sycamore United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Leighty performing the ceremony.
She was a member of Sycamore United Methodist Church. She was a 1955 graduate of Sycamore High School. She was a former cheerleader and was the homecoming queen in 1954. She was a guidance counselor, cheerleader coach and pompon coach for many years at Sycamore High School.
She attended Beloit College
and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a master's degree in guidance counseling. She taught in Rochelle, Malta and Mount Prospect, and began in Sycamore in 1963.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Sibley of Sycamore; two sons, Thomas (Julie) Sibley of Indigo, Calif., and Scott (Michelle) Sibley of Bolingbrook; a sister, Judith (Jim) Cochrane of Malta; a brother, David (Sue) Henigan of Batavia; six grandchildren, Logan Sibley, Nichole Sibley, Hunter Wiersma and Maxwell, Michael and Benjamin Sibley; a son-in-law, Chad Wiersma of Janesville, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Rose Tarmichael of Wheaton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Suzanne Sibley-Wiersma; and two brothers, Dean and David Henigan.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home, with Pastor Stephen Persson officiating. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the funeral home.
A memorial fund is established for DeKalb County Hospice in care of Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, IL 60178.
For information or to leave a message of condolence, call 815-895-6589 or visit http://www.quiram.com.