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Betty June (Sibole) Iahn

DESLOGE – Betty Iahn, age 87, of Park Hills, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 28, 2024. She was born on Monday, April 20, 1936, in Elvins, Missouri, to the late Sebastian and Ida (Archambo) Sibole. Betty was known for her love for kids and animals, her sweet and always smiling demeanor and her constant energy.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her son, Jackie Lee Iahn, Jr.; son-in-law, Randy Rust; siblings, Ruby Scarce, Ruth Hampton, Vernon Sibole, Helen Manion and Lucille Boyer.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Jackie Lee Iahn, Sr.; daughter’s, Becky (John) Spurgin and Diana Rust; son, Timothy Iahn; daughter-in-law, Diane Iahn; grandchildren, Julie (Todd) Crabdree, Joe Iahn, Sarah (Casey) Thurman, Lindsey Iahn, Laura Clark and Chris (Cheyenne) Spurgin; great-grandchildren, Chase and Lauren Crabdree, Andrew, Gabby and Maddy Iahn, Autumn O’Neill, Lori Moore, Mathew Roberts, Maddie and Miley Iahn, Sam and Jack Thurman, Baylor and Cloa Spurgin; great-great-granddaughter, Maleena Iahn.

Betty graduated from Elvins High School in 1954 and went on to have a fulfilling career at Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center, where she dedicated 37 years of service. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. In her leisure time, Betty enjoyed collecting antiques, attending auctions, reading the St. Louis Post Dispatch and caring for her (and the neighborhood) cats.

Visitation will be held at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge on Sunday, March 31, 2024, from 4 p.m. Until 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Park Hills on Monday, April 1, 2024, at 10 a.m. with Father Larry Huber officiating. Burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery. View obituary and share condolences online at


  1. Teri Douglas on March 29, 2024 at 11:25 am

    Becky, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I pray for you and your family to have comfort and peace in the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. ♥️

  2. Robin Morris on April 3, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear about your Mother.
    You are in my prayers🦋
    Love, Robin M

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