Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Kearney

Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Kearney

Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Kearney


Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Kearney, 82, of Toledo, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at UnityPoint Health-Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama, with Father Michael McAndrew as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.

Cindy was born June 13, 1940, to William and Albina Banes Yilek in rural Tama County. She graduated from Toledo High School in 1958. She was married to Daniel Kearney and together they had four children. They later divorced.

She worked several years as a chiropractic assistant for Dr. Jewell in Toledo. She was a devout member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Cindy liked sewing, puzzles and going to the Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed taking care of her plants and her cats.

Cindy is survived by her sons, James (Donna) Kearney of Yankton, S.D., and Patrick Kearney of Toledo; her daughter, Judy (Craig) Broyles of Marshalltown; six grandchildren, Dusten Kearney and Davide Kearney of Yankton, S.D., Lucas (Erin Schuelke) Rebik of Grimes, Emily Rebik of Chicago, Ill., Benjamin Rebik of Des Moines and Nichole Osborn of Vinton; three great-grandchildren, Madisen Kearney, Morgen Kearney and Reagan Rebik; her sister, Elizabeth Aughe of Crete, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; her son, Daniel Kearney Jr.; grandson, Dwayne Kearney; sister, Sharon Crawford; brother, Larry Yilek; and her longtime companion, Dick Chizek.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Tama County Humane Society.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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