Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Morningside Chapel Christy-Smith Funeral Home. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Sunnybrook Community Church. Rev. Jeff Moes will officiate the service.
Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Cynthia was born Nov. 30, 1943, in Safe, Mo., to Donald and Wanda Copeland. Cynthia was a long time resident of Sergeant Bluff. During this time, Cynthia worked in the lab at St. Luke's, and later became director of NorthPark, which led her to begin her career in Spencer. Cynthia moved in 2000 to serve as executive director of the Northwest Aging Association. She enjoyed her career and her family. She found herself many times traveling to see her three daughters. She enjoyed playing with her eight grandchildren, hiking, reading and traveling. She recently fulfilled her lifelong dream of hiking Bryce Canyon.
Cynthia is survived by her daughters: Laura (Troy) Armstrong of Westfield, Aimee (Jeff) Mares of Papillion, Neb., and Sara (Dwight) Freidberg of Sergeant Bluff; eight grandchildren; and her sister, Elizabeth Morris, Ava, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Copeland and Wanda Bonham.
Memorials are to be directed to St. Luke's Foundation or Northwest Aging Association Foundation.