Cristy Jean Van Cleve
Cristy Jean Van Cleve, 39, passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, surrounded by her loving family.
In 2012, Cristy was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer. Cristy believed in God and
accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. Cristy's pain from cancer is over now and she is at peace in the Joy of Heaven.
A public visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of face masks or shields are required. A private funeral service will be held on Monday, Oct. 12, at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel of Memories, with the Chaplain Kurt Larson officiating.
Cristy was born on March 19, 1981, in Davenport, Iowa. She grew up in the Quad City Area. Cristy was baptized at Parkview Lutheran Church in Eldrige, Iowa, and confirmed at Concordia Lutheran Church in Genesco, Ill. In 12th grade, at Bettendorf High School, Cristy received the Outstanding Youth Appreciation Award from the Bettendorf Optimist Club. She graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1999. Cristy studied at the Sylvan Learning Center during 2000 and 2001 to prepare to go to Community College. After attending Scott Community College to study art, Cristy was a member of the Iowa Very Special Arts program for several years. During that time, Cristy displayed her artwork at the Iowa State Fair as well as several Festivals in Iowa.
Those left to cherish Cristy's memory are her parents, Judy (Tobolt) and David Van Cleve of North Liberty, Iowa; her brother, Andrew Van Cleve of North Liberty; her sister, Lisa Viager of North Liberty; and her nephews, Jordan Van Cleve of Des Moines and Johnathan and Thomas Viager, both also of North Liberty. Cristy also had a puppy named Toby.
Cristy was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Betty and Jerry Van Cleve; and her maternal grandparents, Bertha and Vance Tobolt.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St., Iowa City, IA 52240; or at iowacityhospice.org.
Online condolences may be left at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.