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Cynthia Seegraves

March 19, 1948 — April 20, 2018

Cynthia Jane (Phillips) Seegraves, age 70 of Tampa, Florida passed away Friday, April 20, 2018. She was born in Ridgway, Illinois on March 19, 1948 to the late Charles Phillips and Tillie (Barnett) Phillips Baker. In 1983 she moved to Florida. Cynthia was a charter member of St. James UMC for at least 35 years; every morning with her cup of coffee Cynthia did her devotionals and had started the “Pink Book Devotional Club.” She was a volunteer at her church and for the VA hospital and she played piano at Elzey Baptist Church in Otter Creek, Florida, she was always helping others. Cynthia attended the University of Illinois after graduation she became a teacher but her favorite career was being a flight attendant for over 30 years with United Airlines. Cynthia’s real passion in life was her family and cooking for them, always making fried chicken on Sundays after church. In high school she was Popcorn Queen and Prom Queen. Cynthia loved antique shopping, gardening, going to the beach, especially Anna Maria Island, fishing in Alaska and playing cards.

Cynthia is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Jim Seegraves; son, Cody Seegraves; brother, Scott Phillips and his wife, Judy; sister-in-law, Carlyne Seegraves; niece, Jennifer; nephew, Scott Phillips Jr.; and many cousins and friends.

A memorial service for Cynthia will be on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway starting at 11:00 AM.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.  Cynthia will be laid to rest with her family in Jackson Cemetery in Ridgway, IL

In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make donations in Cynthia’s name to Honor Health Foundation 8125 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-882-4517.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

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