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  1. Jean & Jan Thompson
    November 11, 2015 @ 6:57 am

    Dave ,

    We express our sympathy to you and at the same time celebrate your mother’s life. It sounds like she was quite a lady! Well educated, hard working, tough, resilient and still independent…at 97! Wow, we can only hope to be that tough. We know you and your family will miss her. Please know we’re thinking of you.


  2. Tom Phillips
    November 12, 2015 @ 4:54 pm

    David and Bob:

    We are so saddened to read of your mother’s passing in today’s Lincoln paper. She and your dad played special parts in the lives of my parents. Jim was my dad’s boss at the University of Nebraska Farm Department but the relationship transcended work; from the beginning, they were close friends. My mother relished her friendship with Cynthia and treasured it throughout her life. I have so enjoyed the newsy Christmas letters from your mom and looked forward to them very much. She was such a special person. There never seem to be the right words to say in occasions like this, but hope you will know how much she meant to us and how much she brightened so many lives. Best wishes, always, to the Dunlap family.


  3. Lavon Sumption
    November 17, 2015 @ 11:20 am

    With the spirit and caring Cynthia expressed at our Univ Nebraska social gatherings, I”m confident that your family will be supported by friends and extended family and sustained by great memories of your lives with her
    Cynthia would frequently refer to the sign Jim had displayed prominently in his office—“Vast projects cannot be accomplished with half vast ideas and equipment” Then she’d toss in “…and that applies at our home too Jim!”. Peace and good cheer.


  4. Susan Bedford Joslyn
    December 1, 2015 @ 12:26 pm

    David and Bob,

    I am saddened to learn of your mother’s recent passing. My family moved to West Plains in 1963 with the opening of the SMS campus in the high school during evening hours. My father William (Bill) Bedford was the director of the campus. Mother, Mary Alice, and your mom became instant friends through the First Christian Church and P.E.O. I remember your mom picking up mother in a red truck heading off to their P.E.O. meeting. The four of them became great friends over our short time in West Plains but remained friends through the years after we moved to Springfield.

    I have been corresponding with Cynthia since the death of my mother in 1993. She was a delightful person to know and be around. I always loved her red hair! What a great picture of her.

    Please know I am thinking of you and your families and will miss getting her short hand written notes. May the many memories you hold dear bring joy this holiday season to you and yours.


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