Gidley - Cynthia M. Gapen, 60, of Gridley passed away at 9:18 PM on Wednesday September 5, 2018 at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
Cremation rites have been accorded and private inurnment will be in Gridley Cemetery at a later date. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Community Care Systems Inc., 3601 General Electric Rd #2 Bloomington, IL 61704 or Christ Community Church, 406 West 7th St Gridley, IL 61744.
Cindy was born in Pontiac on July 9, 1958, a daughter to Everett and Dolores Raber Gapen.
She is survived by her mother Dolores; brothers, Greg Gapen, St. Croix, Caribbean, Randy Gapen, Gridley, Kent Gapen, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Everett.
Cindy attended Pontiac Township High School and graduated from Coronado High School. She had a career as a model and later attended flight attendant school and was employed for United Airlines. After 9/11, having lost many friends and seeing a need to help care for people, Cindy decided to to change career paths and went into nursing.
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