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-Cynthia Ann Tisor-

Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Tisor, 49, of Washington, Iowa, died Friday, October 2, 2009 at Washington County Hospital.   She was diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme (brain cancer) on January 6, 2004, and at that time she was told she had a life expectancy of 9-12 months.  She, through the grace of God, outlived the original prognosis.

Funeral services were Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at 1:00 P.M.at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1226 E. Washington Street (Hwy 92) in Washington, Iowa.  Pastor Al Kruse officiated.  Casket bearers were Bill Tisor, Randy Tisor, Jeff Tisor, Justin Sobaski, Scott Bartholmew and Denny White.  Honorary casket bearers were Karl Tisor, Justin Tisor and Nick Tisor. Burial was in Columbus City Cemetery.  Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 6, from 4:00 -7:00 P.M. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington.  Arrangements were handled by the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services, Columbus Junction.  A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Cindy.  Online condolences may be left to the Tisor family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com

Cynthia Ann Tisor was born November 26, 1959, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Donald and Leona Dale (Johnson) Tisor.  She lived in Washington, Iowa, most of her life, graduating from Washington High School in 1978.  After graduating high school, she attended Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, graduating in 1982 with a B.S.E. in Business Education.  She taught Business Education at Hamilton, Kansas for two years before moving back to Iowa in 1984.  She was employed at The University of Iowa in various departments, from September 1984 to July 2004.  Cindy enjoyed bowling, quilting and Brazilian embroidery.  But, above all, she enjoyed her family and friends and the time she spent with them.

Cindy will be dearly missed by her father, Donald D. Tisor of Washington; her sister, Debra L. Tisor, also of Washington; three brothers, William D. Tisor and his wife, Angela of Ainsworth, Randall L. Tisor of rural Washington and Jeffrey A. Tisor and his special friend, Anita Amrine of Washington; two nieces and five nephews, Michelle L. Sobaski and her husband, Justin, and their daughter, Halle of Cedar Rapids, Justin L. Tisor and his wife, Mallory of Chaplin, Connecticut, Nicholas D. Tisor of Norfolk, Virginia, Abigail N. and Karl A. Tisor of Washington, Michael Pytel of Fort Lewis, Washington and Joseph Pytel and his wife, Lindsey and their children, Camden and Gracelin of Wapello; two aunts, Martha Hoy of Cassoday, Kansas and Marjean (Tisor) Holmgreen of Alice, Texas; one uncle, “Leo” Newell Johnson of Council Grove, Kansas; and numerous cousins.  

Cindy was preceded in death by her mother, Leona Tisor; maternal grandparents, Leo “Turk” and Florence “Mimmie” Johnson; paternal grandparents, Bessie L. Tisor, Lewis D. and Hortense L. Tisor; two aunts, Phyllis (Johnson) Dolloff   and Essie Johnson Skein; and three uncles, Carl Dollof, A. J. Hoy and Jim Holmgreen.

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