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Wilma Lucinda “Cindy” Cauthron, daughter of Thomas Elijah and Evie Ellison Matthews, was born Aug. 29, 1932 in Goodhope, Mo. She departed this life Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Mo., at the age of 78 years, 7 months, and 20 days.
Cindy was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, Gene Breedlove; a grandson, Zachary Ray; her husband, John Dee Cauthron; three brothers, Tom, Jack and Corbin; and three sisters, Teddy, Marie, and Josephine.
She is survived by her children, Tom Breedlove and wife Angela, Leveta Ray and husband Carl, and Janita Breedlove, all of Seymour, Mo., and Jeff Breedlove and wife Ruth, of Centralia, Mo; her grandchildren, Jason Breedlove, Chad, Sam, and Kaitrin Ray, Victoria Redmond, and Jeremy and Jana Breedlove; two great-grandchildren, Crimson Breedlove and Douglas Redmond; several nieces and nephews, as well as a host of other relatives and many dear friends.
Cindy was born in Goodhope and was a graduate of Ava High School in the Class of 1950. Following graduation, she met and married Gene Breedlove and her four children were born. She was a military man and mechanic’s wife with a strong work ethic, doing whatever it took to make sure that her children were well cared for. She worked as seamstress at the HD Lee plant for 17 years, and worked part time at the Seymour Post Office, where she cleaned and maintained the building. Her proudest accomplishment in her working life was the 17 years that she worked for Oxford Home Health as an in-home aide.
She had accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seymour.
Cindy was an avid reader and instilled a love for reading in all of her children. Her children remember their mom saying “Time to go to bed, get a book!” A good education was very important to her, and she worked hard to support her four children to ensure that they could attend college and receive a proper education.
In her spare time, Cindy enjoyed visiting with family and friends, taking care of her yard and her many beautiful flowers, and loved her pet cats.
Cindy was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, a caring neighbor and friend, and was a loving, devoted daughter to her mother. Even though Cindy is gone, the memories of her will live on forever in our hearts.
Services were held at 12 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Holman-Howe Chapel, Seymour, with the Revs. Roy Cantrell and Mark Terrill officiating. Burial was in Goodhope Cemetery near Ava.