Cynthia Vens


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Cynthia “Cindy” Vens, 48, a resident of Bettendorf, will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf.

Burial will take place in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home. All are invited to honor Cindy by wearing their “Parrothead” garb to the visitation or service — including but not limited to tropical shirts and flip flops! The family invites everyone to join them in a prayer service at 3 p.m. to begin the visitation. Additional visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Cindy died peacefully Wednesday morning, July 8, 2009 at her residence surrounded by her loving family after courageous two-year battle with inflammatory breast cancer.

Cynthia Ann Moeller was born on Sept. 22, 1960 in Davenport, a daughter of Richard and Nancy (Lind) Moeller. She was a 1979 graduate of Bettendorf High School and later earned her Associates in Underwriting Degree in 1991. She was united in marriage to Lawrence A. “Larry” Vens on July 14, 1979. They shared 30 years of marriage, fun times and special memories together.

Cindy formerly worked at Western Insurance, John Deere Insurance and American States Insurance where she was a commercial insurance underwriter.She presently was employed by Augustana College since 1999, working at a job she loved in the business administration and accounting departments. Cindy’s many friends and colleagues at work meant so very much to her.

Cindy was first and foremost a devoted mother to her children. Cindy was an avid and proud Parrothead. She thoroughly enjoyed Jimmy Buffett music and attending his annual concerts. Cindy enjoyed traveling with her husband and family around the country and world. She also enjoyed lying on a beach, golf outings, concerts and just spending time with her family and friends. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Survivors include her loving husband, Larry; children, Ramsey, Tyler and Rachel Vens; her parents, Richard and Nancy Moeller; a sister, Karen Moeller, all of Bettendorf; a brother, Greg Moeller, Davenport; her father-in-law, Lawrence Vens, Sr., Durant, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Judy (Ron) Ward, Jackie Vens, both of Long Grove, Iowa; and Cheryl (Ron) Sone, Aurora, Ill.; nieces, Krystal (Nick) Happ, Durant; Aubrey and Lena, Aurora; nephews, Brad (Nicole) Ward, Eldridge, Iowa; Jason Moeller, Bettendorf; also surviving are her uncles, aunts, cousins, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Cindy’s obituary at

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