Laurene M. Sybil

Laurene M. Sybil, 93, of Iowa City, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Briarwood Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon to service time on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory to Briarwood Health Care Center, Camp Courageous or the charity of your choice. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please go to the funeral home website @

Laurene M. Conklin was born September 29, 1924, in West Liberty, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Marguerite (Schenkel) Conklin. Her family moved to Iowa City within a few years of her birth and here she attended Iowa City Schools graduating from City High School with the Class of 1934. She was married to Evert Switzer before marrying John B. Sybil on July 28, 1970.

Her family includes her children, Judith Randall (Jerry) of West Des Moines and Carolyn Switzer of Iowa City; grandchildren, Scott Randall (Amy), Philip Randall (Andrea), Jason Randall (Emily), John Sybil (Tammy), Robert Sybil (Kristie) and Teresa Stillwell; eight great-grand children; her sister Marilyn Irvin and numerous nieces and nephews; extended family (Evert's children) includes Stephen Switzer (Britta) and his son James Switzer, Sydney Switzer, Suzanne Erenberger (Joel); and, dearest family friends, Becky Bohlken and Vicki Curran.

Laurene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; brother Clarence and her sister, Shirley.

Laurene's family would like to extend their sincere heartfelt gratitude to everyone at Briarwood Health Care Center for their loving care of Laurene and her family, no words can ever express what you have done for them!