Obit: Cynthia Crain


Cynthia K. Crain, 46, of Park View, Iowa, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Eldridge United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family to be used for Cynthia’s daughters’ college funds. Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Cynthia was born on Aug. 31, 1975 in Conway, Arkansas, daughter of Norman and Sharon (Oxley) Burdess. On Oct. 16, 1999, she married Cory Crain in Nevada, Iowa. Cynthia attended Des Moines Community College and Iowa State University. Currently, she worked in the circulation department at the North Scott Press in Eldridge. She was a member of Eldridge United Methodist Church, Park View Women’s Club, and was an avid reader.

Cynthia was a devoted mother to her three daughters. She was their biggest fan at their events, and cheered them on to be the best they could be. She loved her husband unconditionally and selflessly. She committed her life to her family, and encouraged them in everything they did.

Those left to honor her memory are her husband Cory Crain of Park View; her daughters Aundrea, Reese and Taylor Crain, all of Park View; mother Sharon (Gary) Harp of Sheridan, Arkansas; brothers Timothy (Christina) Burdess of Sheridan, Matthew (Rae) Burdess of Prescott, Arkansas; brother-in-law Shawn (Tricia) Crain of Nevada, Iowa; mother-in-law Nancy Crain of Nevada; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Norman Burdess; father-in-law Darrel Crain; and her beloved black lab, Otis.

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