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Cynthia D. “Cindy” Woodhurst Russell - 58

4/1/1960 - 6/16/2018

Preston, Iowa

      Cynthia D. “Cindy” Woodhurst Russell age 58 of Preston, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at her home.  In following Cindy’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  A gathering of family and friends will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton.  Burial will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers a memorial in Cindy’s name has been established.


     Cindy was born in Clinton on April 1, 1960, the daughter of William “Bill” and Violet (Johnson) Woodhurst. She attended the Miles schools and also Blackhawk College.   

Cindy worked throughout the area as a bartender and waitress.  In her 20’s, 30’s and 40’s she enjoyed sewing and being a passenger on Harley Davidson Motorcycles.  In more recent years she enjoyed being a grandmother to her three grandchildren.  Cindy was a very sociable woman.  She always tried to make others laugh.  She claimed it was because she was an “April fool’s baby”.


     Cindy is survived by two children; Megan (Justin) Jensen of Clinton and Tim (Angel Mikulski) Miller of Miles; three grandchildren, Ethan, Jacqueline and Julie; a sister, Jill (John) Teats of Erie, IL.  She also leaves behind Kevin Clark and his two daughters Trish and Tashell and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Pam Reynolds, a brother Jeff Woodhurst and a niece Natalie Teats. Cindy will be remembered as a loyal, honest comic, and a social butterfly.  Online condolences may be left at   


Gathering of Friends

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be at a later date.



1 Comment

  • Lynnette Hugunin Murphy

    on 06/18/18

    Sorry of your loss. I worked with Cindy at Target where Farm and Fleet is now. She was always kind to the employees as well as the customers that came in. She was kind to me when I started my job and always encouraged me to keep going when I was ready to quit.

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