Cynthia Graham

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Cynthia A. Graham, nee Rauch, 61, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Freeburg, IL, born December 29, 1955, in Belleville, IL, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home Friday, December 8, 2017, in St. Louis, MO, surrounded by her family.

Cynthia was a project coordinator for Vi-Jon Laboratories, St. Louis, MO, before her retirement.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, the Women’s Club at church, and was a long-time youth minister in the Belleville Diocese.  Cindy was a loving mother to her children and wonderful friend to many.  She will be remembered for her warm smile, infectious sense of humor, and constant willingness to help others.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald E. Rauch; and a baby brother, Robert Rauch.

Surviving are her children, Brett A. Graham of Edwardsville, IL, and Brittany L. Graham of St. Louis, MO;
her mother, Betty Jean, nee Bruno, Rauch;
a brother, Steven L. (Doni-Mae) Rauch of Quinnesec, MI;
a sister, Donna S. Wilson of Freeburg, IL;
and two nephews, Josh and Adam Rauch.

The family would like to give a special thanks to our Vitas Healthcare family for providing such wonderful and loving care for Cindy throughout the last years of her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vitas Healthcare – Team 331 , Program 33. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  A funeral procession will leave at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, for a 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating.

Cremation will follow the funeral services.


4 Comments on Cynthia Graham

Holly Gram said : Guest Report Dec 12, 2017 at 2:32 PM

It was a gift for many of us to have had Cindy in our lives. I will always remember her warm and wonderful smile. She was one of the kindest people I have ever known. She baked those cakes full of LOVE! She will be missed by all of us. I know she will find peace and comfort in heaven. I hope that your family has that same comfort. She was a very special lady. God Bless, Holly

  • Milton
  • MA
Stacie Eftink said : Guest Report Dec 12, 2017 at 5:23 AM

I treasure the conversations, laughs, cake, pet stories, movies and time we shared together. She made my day just being around her. I'm not able to attend tomorrow but I will definitely be there in spirit. Thank you Cindy for being a friend. Thinking of you, Brittany, and your sweet family.

  • Cape Girardeau
  • MO
Natasha said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2017 at 9:51 PM

It was an honor to have known Cindy - she had a heart of gold and was truly one of the kindest, most caring persons I’ve ever met. We worked in different departments at Vi-Jon, but we had weekly meetings, just she and I, for one of our major customers. She and I would chuckle, because after our weekly meetings, we’d say – “ok, now that that’s out of the way, how are you doing?” We would chat about family, our mutual love of baking, singing, and church. She was so supportive and so genuine about how she felt. Everytime I think of her, I see that contagious smile. What a jewel God afforded us to have for this period of time. I am praying for her family and friends, for God’s peace and comfort during this time and the days to come.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Jon Nowotny said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2017 at 1:44 PM

To the family of Cindy, I am very sorry about your loss. I will remember Cindy for bringing a joy to Vi-Jon with her willingness to help, the festive cakes, the funny costumes on Halloween and her heart for other people. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the visitation or the funeral. I do take comfort in knowing that Cindy DID know the Lord and she is now in HIS presence. I will keep you in my prayers. God Blessings to you, Jon

  • St. Louis
  • MO

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