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July 11, 2013

(7/9/1974 - 6/30/2013)

Cynthia Mae Van Hoozen, 38, of Memphis, Missouri passed June 30, 2013. Cindy Mae was born July 9, 1974 in Monmouth, Illinois to Scotty (Pork) Goodell and Diane Goodell, She was a fantastic sister to Scotty G. and Joseph A. Goodell of Roseville, Illinois. They all survive.

She impacted lives as a special education school teacher after graduating from Monmouth College in 1996. Following graduation she taught high school special education in Astoria, Illinois. She taught both high school and elementary in Knox County R-I in Edina, Missouri. Cindy was currently employed with SCR1.

On September 30, 2006 Cindy married her soul mate, Christopher Van Hoozen, and together they selflessly served their community. Her love for floating down the river and riding motorcycles with friends, reading, and family, filled those around her with great love.

She left behind two amazing young sons, Kody and Kaleb Parkins, as well as two great step-children, Kaitlin and Mason Van Hoozen.

Cindy's motto in life was Live... Laugh... Love! We love you deeply.

Memorials are suggested to the Children's Education Fund and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, Missouri.

Joint funeral services were held at the Scotland County R-1 High School gym Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Larry Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Etna Cemetery southeast of Arbela with his fellow biker friends leading the procession.

Cindy and Chris died while they were taking a motorcycle ride with their friends Sunday afternoon, June 30, 2013, in Miller County, Missouri down by the Lake of the Ozarks.

Pallbearers were Joe Hicks, T.J. Hicks, Randy Hicks, Joe Goodell, Scott Goodell, Kevin Kraus, Jamie Kice, Mike Frederick, Shawn Douglas, Brian Chance, Lucas Remley, Jason Middleton, Andy Middleton, Kevin Holton, Steve Anderson, Randall Aldridge, James Larimore and Jamie Robinson.

Honorary Pallbearers were Jenny Aldridge, Jennifer Holton, Suzie Eddington, Mark Baumgarden and their dogs Hank & Titan.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis. Online condolences may be sent to the family % of Payne Funeral Chapel by logging on to their website at. and signing the guest book.

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Copyright © 2001
Memphis Democrat
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Memphis MO 63555
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