She wants everyone to know that heaven is a blue state and that she’s busy getting her gold points (not for good behavior, but for bridge).
Cyn, as her loved ones called her, is survived by a huge family – both her own and those she collected along the way. Her oldest daughter, Eirene – along with her husband, Brian, and three little boys: Cole, Grey, and Wells – will miss her cooking (especially the Jewish hot dogs); her youngest daughter, Tanya, will miss their Saturday morning phone calls full of laughter and encouragement; and her sister, Maxine, will miss reminiscing about their colorful childhood together; her loyal friendship will also be missed by her brother-in-law, David, and sister-in-law, Dorothy; her niece, Vanessa; nephews: Noah and Jack; her special little brother, Johnny, and his wife, LuAnne; as well as her many friends in Wisconsin, Tennessee and the world over.
Her first love was the theater, where she sat front row mezzanine for the greatest shows on Broadway as a little girl. She later served on many arts boards where she shared her passion with other artists (and made one small stage appearance in “Our Town,” which scared the heck out of her and was enough acting for one lifetime).
For more than 20 years, she owned The Wooden Spoon, a magical gift shop for children and adults alike, where she kept a chair (and an ashtray) in the back room for anyone who needed a shoulder to lean on or just a break from the real world. She always cared more about how others were doing than she did about herself – a quality that gave so many people inspiration over the years.
She was most proud of her children and that she gave them the wings to fly. Her girls hope that she is somewhere having a cig and a wonderful reunion with her husband, Randall. Long live the Queen.
A celebration of her life will be held September 22 from 2 to 5 pm at Catch in Cleveland, Tennessee, where she will be remembered with great stories and purple balloons.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Monroe Arts Center, P.O. Box 472, Monroe, WI 53566.
Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LLC of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.