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Cynthia Lea Gardner, 77 of Springfield, passed away on September 2, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.

She was united in marriage to Kenneth Gardner on December 26, 1965. As an accomplished artist, she expressed her creativity through her beautiful paintings, capturing the essence of nature’s wonders in vibrant colors. Cindy’s artistic talent was admired by many, leaving a lasting impression through her artwork. In her professional life, Cindy had a successful career as a talented hair stylist in the cosmetology industry. Before Cindy’s health declined, she greatly enjoyed attending services and sharing her faith with her family at North Point Church in Nixa.

Cindy will be deeply missed by her daughter Leslie, son Todd, daughter-in-law Terri, and her beloved grandchildren Brett, Aaron, and Cody. She is also survived by her brother Mike and sister-in-law Vicki Reynolds; and dear friends, Joette Curtis and Marilyn Burks, who will forever cherish the memories shared together.

Cindy’s family will receive visitors from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

A memorial service, celebrating the remarkable life of Cynthia Lea Gardner, will be held on September 7, 2023, at 10:00 am also at the funeral home.

Friends, family, and those who were touched by her kindness are welcome to attend and pay their respects.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri in memory of Cindy.