Cynthia S. Butler
January 19, 1949 - July 30, 2017

Cynthia S. Butler

Cynthia S. Butler
Jan 19, 1949 - Jul 30, 2017

Cynthia S. Butler
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Cynthia S. Butler, age 68 of Colfax, passed away on Sunday, July 30 2017, at Newton Healthcare. Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. The family will greet friends following the service at a coffee time at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Memorials may be directed to the Southeast Iowa Parrott Rescue and condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of Merrild and Aleatha (Burke) Fortune, Cynthia was born on January 19, 1949, in Waterloo, Iowa. Cynthia worked as a Welder at Trane Manufacturing for 20 years. She also worked on a ranch in Colorado. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She enjoyed working in her garden, cooking and thrift shopping. She loved animals, especially her birds, dogs, cats and horses.
Those left to honor her memory include her son Dr. Brad Hagarty of Colfax; three granddaughters, Caitlyn, Hannah, and Madeline and a sister, Diane Martinson. Preceding her in death were her parents.


Lou Ann (Scharnweber) Swann on Nov 6, 2017

CandleTo Cindy's Loved Ones:
I wish I knew the perfect words to say right now, but something tells me there aren't any. It's easy to forget just how fragile life can be and then something like this happens and sadness fills your heart replacing with only memories where your loved one used to be. From Sacred Heart grade school to Columbus High we wore out a path between Hammond & Patton Avenues. We grew up together in a time of transistor radios, slumber parties, endless horse back riding, sock hops, drive in movie theatres, Sailor ballgames, the prom and ever changing hair styles in her Mom Aleathas' hair salon. Sometimes it seems like yesterday I was walking down the aisle in front of her as a bridesmaid at her wedding-what a princess she appeared that day. Later, the excitement when Bradley was welcomed into her & Tim's world in Iowa City. Through the years we stayed in touch, lost touch, and got back in touch again. She squeezed every bit out of life she could and as Sinatra would say "she did it her way" ! What a treasure it was to call her Friend even though it pales in comparison to Sister, Son, or Granddaughter. We will all miss her together as we go forward without her. I wish you peace at this difficult time.
Lou Ann (Scharnweber) Swann

Clare Larson on Nov 3, 2017

Brad I remember riding horses with her in highschool and oh the laughs e had. She laughed a lot. Later I remember her talking on and on about her girls the granddaughters She loved them so and loved bragging about them. She is the type of person that could be an angel in heaven Never an unkind word about anyone Love family, life and laughter and her friends. I will miss her a lot Sympathy to you and your family and Diane. Clare Larson 67 Columbus grad and friend

Marcia Bedard on Aug 4, 2017

One of my memories of Cindy was how pretty she was and TAN. She had a bikini that she would sun bathe in and I was very interested in trying it on.... needless to say I had a one piece. She was always fun to be around when she visited us in Jesup. Sending love and prayers to you and your family..... Marcia and Tony

Dennis on Aug 3, 2017

Brad i remember Cindy and Tim spending their honeymoon at the cabin on the wapsi. Not sure but my dad told Tim since your there go ahead and install that new shower kit. Im sure Cindy jaw dropped. thinking of you Your uncle Dennis

Maureen and Rod Drexler on Aug 2, 2017

Brad, I will always remenber her beautiful long blond hair and the fabulous dresses that she wore to Prom and special events. At age 10 or 11, that was pretty amazing back then.Thinking of you and your family. Love Maureen and Rod

Michelle Noonan on Aug 2, 2017

Brad, I have a couple of really vivid memories of Cindy. One was in the late 1960's/early 70's. I was admiring her long, beautiful and slightly wavy hair. She told me it was real simple...she pulled out a clean, 12 oz size frozen orange juice can with both ends removed. She rolled her hair onto that and put a couple of clips on the ends, used it like a roller. I thought that was pretty cool. The other was being asked to be her flower girl. She gave me a little red purse with a bunch of dimes in it. It was my prized possession for a long time. With love and prayers.....Michelle, Bill, Nicole and Zach Noonan

Julie Freidhof on Aug 2, 2017

This is one of my favorite pictures of the four oldest Burke grandchildren and cousins. Ron Freidhof, Cynthia Fortune Butler, George Freidhof and Dianna Fortune Martinson. I bet there were fun time when these four got together at Grandpa and Grandma Burke's house!



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Coburn Funeral Home
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Colfax, Iowa 50045
1:00 PM


The family will greet friends following the service at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for coffee time.

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