Cynthia June Greten passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Barnes/Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO due to complications of major heart surgery. Cynthia was born in Pinckneyville, IL on December 27, 1957. She graduated Pinckneyville Community High School and became a registered nurse through Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. Cynthia was married to Rick J. Greten on April 21, 1979 who survives. She resided with him in rural Oakdale, IL and they have 2 daughters – Alisha Shockley of Pinckneyville, IL and Lindsey Bailey of Jonesboro, IL.
Alisha is married to Donnie Shockley, and they have two children – Karli (15 yo) and Ian (10 yo). Lindsey is married to Darren Bailey. They also have two children, twin girls – Ella and Margaret (4 yo). Cynthia was a devoted grandmother who greatly enjoyed sleepovers and swimming parties with her sweet grandkids.
Cynthia “Cinthy” was the 3rd child of 4 born to Richard “Dick” and Vera Anderson of Pinckneyville, IL both are deceased. Her 3 brothers are Stephen (Joyce) Anderson, Kevin Anderson, and Chuck (Stephanie) Anderson, and all survive. She was an aunt to multiple nephews and nieces.
We would be remiss not to mention her lifelong best friend, Jane Williams RN of Affton, MO. Jane continues to be a big part of the Greten family.
Cinthy was a registered nurse at Pinckneyville Community Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 2016 due to health concerns. To this day, she continues to have many, many friends that worked and still work at the hospital that were such a big part of her life.
Services to celebrate her full life will be as follows: Visitation will be Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville, IL – family from 4pm to 5pm and then open to everyone from 5pm until 8pm. Funeral services will be on Monday, January 13, 2020, also at the funeral home. Family members are to arrive at 9am with services by Brother Rob Mathis beginning at 10am. Graveside services to follow at the Tamaroa Cemetery in Tamaroa, IL.
Donations can be made to the Pinckneyville Community Hospital – Patient and Employee Education Department.