Possible changes to service times: Because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, events like visitations and services may be rescheduled or canceled. Please check with the funeral home or church before leaving to attend an event.

Looking for a particular obituary?

Obits submitted to The Gazette are published online and in the newspaper the next day.

Cynthia Curran All Obituaries


Cynthia Curran, 73, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, following complications of COVID-19. Visitation: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Marion. Funeral service: 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4300 Trailridge Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids, by Bishop Jacob Christenson. Burial: Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion.
Everyone attending is required to wear a facemask and maintain social distancing. A livestream of the funeral service will be available for those not attending in person. Please find the livestream link on Cynthia's tribute wall and share your support and memories with her family at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.
Survivors include her daughter, Angela (Ed) Epault; grandsons, Anthony (Jenny), Joseph (Taniaya) and Daniel (Abigail) Begley; great-grandchildren, Kate, Skylynn and Ezra; siblings, Della (Roger) Riggins and Charity Madren; special friends, Joanne Jannie Wabeke and Jo Ann Carey; and many extended family and friends.
Cynthia Luella Decker was born Aug. 11, 1947, to Arthur and Eleanor (Miller) Decker in Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated from Marion High School in 1966. Cynthia married Carlyle "Carl" Curran in March 1980 in Manchester, Iowa. Cynthia enjoyed reading, embroidery, birding and listening to "oldies" music. She especially loved cats. She was a faithful woman, belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl; and brothers, Bob and De.
Buy flowers
Share a memory of