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Cynthia Lee "Cindy" Toopes, 65, of Ottumwa died at 2:19 a.m. October 25, 2017 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
She was born May 17, 1952 in Ottumwa to John W. and Mildred E. Wheeler Toopes. She married Apryl Horne on September 4, 2010 in Des Moines.
A resident of Ottumwa all her life, she was a graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1970. Cindy retired from the Ottumwa Courier as a journalist. She loved the nature, music and playing her guitar.
Surviving is her wife, Apryl Horne; two sisters, Kathleen Riedel of Ottumwa and Joyce Turner of Longview, TX; and an aunt, Cheryl Hartfield of League City, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Jeffrey Paul Smith.
Her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Published on October 26, 2017
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