Cynthia N. Hershberger

Jan 18, 2018
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11:00 AM on February 3, 2018 at Unity Presbyterian Church: 1149 Hammond Ave, Waterloo



Burial will precede the service at Waterloo Cemetery


May be directed to Friendship Village Building Fund.


Cynthia Newell Hershberger passed away in Waterloo on Thursday, January 18, 2018. She was a beloved wife, mother and friend. Cynthia was born in Detroit, Michigan to Marjorie and Mac Arthur Noyes, September 7, 1929.

She later moved to Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Oakwood High School. Following high school, Cynthia attended Monmouth College. She was active in the Kappa Kappa Gama Sorority and worked as a waitress summers at The Inn on Cape Cod, she spent many summers there growing up. Cynthia met the love of her life at Monmouth and married David Hershberger on March 17, 1951 in Arlington Heights, IL. He preceded her in death February 8, 2012.

Cynthia taught 4th grade at Castle Hill School and was a very active member at Bethel Presbyterian Church. Cynthia and Dave enjoyed crafting and donating their work to church bazaars and Friendship Village Auxiliary. They loved to travel in their motor homes and trips with their friends. They loved to winter in N. Ft. Myers, FL.

Cynthia is survived by daughters, Linda Dolan of Madison, Wis. and Mary (Jeff) Gann of Dunkerton; a son, Jeff Hershberger of Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren: Levi (Joni Shaw) Kinsel of Cedar Rapids, Margie (Bryan) Harper of Palo, Ryan Dolan of Madison, Wis., Josh (Merrideth) Gann of Greenfield, Wis., and Spencer (Stacey) Gann of Waterloo; six great-grandchildren: Beckham & Declan Harper, Olivia & Jackson Gann, Claire & Emily Gann; and a brother-in-law, Charles James.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her husband, David; a sister, Marcia James; and a son-in-law, John Dolan.

Cynthia will always be remembered as a beautiful, kind, loving, giving and selfless woman who touched everyone with whom she came in contact. She remains in our hearts and lives forever.

We cannot express our deepest thankfulness for the absolutely loving caregivers at the Friendship Village Med. Center- You are all very special and we will miss seeing everyone and the Saturday football games in Room 17.


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  1. Gloria Mosley | Jan 19, 2018

    Dear Hershberger family,

    At this time of grief and pain I'd like to  express my condolence and deep regrets for  your loss and share where I found much comfort and hope when this enemy death took my entire family.  I found this in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 there it tells us we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and Isaiah25:8 states that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever.  With these scriptures and others I'm able to cope with my loss and get through each day and so can you.  I wanted to share this with at a time when hope and comfort is needed such as now in hopes that this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you'll feel free to let me know if I accomplished my purpose. Hoping to hear from you.  Sincerely, GM

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