Frances Irene Rybolt was born on November 2, 1950 in Champaign, Illinois to the parents of Francis Gebbink and Elizabeth Denhart. Frances went by her middle name of Irene for the majority of her life.
Irene graduated high school at East Peoria Community High School in 1968 before attending Midstate Commercial College of Business in Peoria, Illinois. Irene worked at Sears Roebuck and Company in the accounting department for 25 years. Irene then worked another 10 years at Bank of America in various customer service and loss mitigation positions.
Irene is survived by her son Randy Rybolt and daughter-in-law Amy Rybolt of Ponder, Texas, grandson Ryan Rybolt of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, granddaughter Danielle Cunningham of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania and granddaughter Emily Rybolt of Denton, Texas; son Bryan Rybolt of Frisco, Texas and grandson Cody Rybolt of Lakeport, California; daughter Angela Leavens and son-in-law Mark Leavens, granddaughters Hannah Leavens and Hailey Leavens of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Irene is also survived by her brothers Fred Gebbink and Ben Gebbink and sisters Deanna Sigler, Neta Blackburn, and Judy Green.
Irene had a love for science fiction movies and shows, especially Star Trek. Irene also enjoyed crossword puzzles, gospel hymns and her son’s love for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Irene Rybolt will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all who knew her.
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