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Cindy Chorpening

Cindy J. Chorpening, 59 of Washington, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at her home following a brief battle with colon cancer. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Cindy's name has been established for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital or the family's choice. Beatty Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Cindy Joy Chorpening was born August 31, 1952 in Ft. Riley, Kansas, the daughter of Warren "Jay" and Phyllis (Hermanstorfer) Warren. She graduated from Keota High School in 1970 and attended community college where she studied to be a dietician. Cindy worked in the dietary department at the Washington Care Center for many years, and most recently at the Washington County Hospital until her health deteriorated in July of this year. She was united in marriage to Dave Chorpening, Sr. on April 17, 1992 in Washington. Cindy volunteered for the American Legion, and enjoyed cooking, rescuing animals; including squirrels and cats, reading the Bible, gardening and collecting penguins. Her passion in life was caregiving in both her personal and professional life.

Suvrivors include her husband, Dave Chorpening, Sr. of Washington, IA, seven children, Angie Reighard of Nevada, IA, David Chorpening, Jr. of Washington, IA, Lea Reighard of Springfield, MO, Chris and wife Tanya Reighard of Washington, IA, Shawn Chorpening of Iowa City, IA, Aaron Chorpening of Cedar Rapids, Tracy Chorpening of Cedar Falls, IA, eight grandchildren, Blake, Zach, Jake, Matt, Sami, Justus, Shaylea and Cole. Also surviving are her parents, Jay and Phyllis Warren of Deming, NM.

Preceding Cindy in death was her first husband, Randy Reighard.

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I miss you mom everyday

Lea Sep 15 2012 12:00 AM

My sympathy to Cindy's family. I did not know Cindy well but always appreciated her sweet smile and kind personality. Cherish her memory!B

Kathy Otterberg Sep 2 2012 12:00 AM

Dave so sorry to hear of Cindy's passing.

Stanley Dorsch Sep 1 2012 12:00 AM

Angie, Lea and Chris, I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tami (Peiffer) Weber & family Aug 31 2012 12:00 AM

Dave, so sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. My thoughts will be with you and the family. Ron

Ron Augustine Aug 29 2012 12:00 AM

We are all so sad to hear about the loss of your Mom. Sincere condolences and prayers go out to your family.

Susan Vega Garcia Aug 29 2012 12:00 AM

OH MY what a shock. Cindy was a beautiful lady inside and out. Her beautiful smile that you never seen her without. God is sure getting an Angel back. Cindy we will all miss you allot. To the family you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bless you all.

Peg Redlinger Aug 28 2012 12:00 AM

Cindy was a great friend in high school! I have many memories of our high school days and her living with Grandpa and Grandma Hermanstofer. From making pizzas, to her eating solid Crisco ( really), going to the games, riding around in cars and movies. It was good to reconnect with her when she worked at the hospital. She always had a smile. I miss her already and cherish our friendship and the memories.

Cathy ( Adam) Buffington Aug 28 2012 12:00 AM