Cynthia Miles
1944 - 2016
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MILES, MRS. CYNTHIA “Cindy” MARTIN; age 71; of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; died at home on Monday, April 4, 2016, after a six year struggle with cancer. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service for Cindy will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Andrew Miller officiating. A Luncheon will follow at the church. The family will receive friends at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Friday, April 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church the day of the service from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Woodland Hospice, or Cherubs (a support group for families of babies born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia). Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel and the First Presbyterian Church. Cindy was born on August 13, 1944, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of George and Argie Martin. She grew up in Freeport, Illinois, and graduated from Freeport High School as a Pretzel and Vice President of her Class of 1962, received a B.S. in Ed. from Illinois State University, and a M.A. in history from the University of Missouri. She married Tom Miles in 1964. They were blessed with four children, Mike (Heidi) Miles of Colorado Springs, CO, Kathy (Brandon) Wheeler of Pinckney, MI, Mary (Glenn) Feazell of Mooresville, NC, and Steve (Amy) Miles of Saranac, MI; eight grandchildren, Nick Miles, Jacob and Liz Wheeler, Kyle and Kayla Feazell, Faith (deceased), Abby, and Luke Miles; siblings, Jim (Laura) Martin and Mary (Wayne) Artman, both of Freeport, Illinois; and five nieces and nephews. Cindy was extremely proud of all her children and grandchildren. Cindy was a teacher. She taught at West Junior High School in Columbia, MO, from 1966 to 1969; supervised student teachers for the University of Missouri in 1970; taught adult education in Mt. Pleasant from 1976 to 1979; served as Coordinator of Christian Education at the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant from 1983 to 1985; taught at West Intermediate and Mt. Pleasant High School from 1985 until her retirement in 2004. In her retirement, she enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church, a member of PEO and League of Women Voters, and a strong supporter of Doctors without Borders and the Southern Poverty Law Center. You may view Cindy’s obituary online and send a condolence to the family, light a memorial candle, or place a memorial donation at

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Published in Morning Sun from Apr. 4 to Apr. 6, 2016.
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April 11, 2016
Sorry to hear about your sister. Your Family is in Oor Thoughts & Prayers.
Bob & Noreen Gile
April 11, 2016
My condolences to the family and extended family of Cynthia Miles. I didn't know her, but know some of her siblings. May your memories of her bring you comfort at this time of loss.
Greg Hartman
April 9, 2016
Mary & Family: I didn't know your sister but you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers at this time of need.
Diane (Earnest) Henry
April 7, 2016
So sorry to hear of you loss. I trained in the first teacher training with her and Bruce. Such a kind and thoughtful person. She will be missed by many.
Patt Wylie
April 6, 2016
Tom, I am sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord look kindly on you at this time and bring you comfort.

Duane Goupell
April 5, 2016
I will always remember her gentle but hilarious sense of humor.How she pulled and pulled on me when I was half in and half off the Metro goring to a conference in DC. When we stopped and the doors were opened we were laughing so hard and he said, so matter of fact"Well, I couldn't let you get to the conference with your rear left behind could I?" Or when she told me to only try to merge onto an expressway in South West Michigan, because "Those people are Dutch Reformed, they'll be nice and let you in!" Her kindness will always be remembered, and she will be missed greatly.
Christine (Knapp)Pardee
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