Cynthia R. McCoy

AMBOY - Cynthia R. “Cindy” McCoy, 58, of Amboy died Jan. 20, 2020 at University Hospital in Madison, Wis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy with Rev. Richard Kramer officiating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Maytown with a luncheon afterward at the Amboy Community Center. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at the Amboy Community Center, 280 W. Wasson Road, Amboy with a Rosary at 8 p.m. Arrangements were handled by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy.

Cindy was born Nov. 26, 1961 in Mendota to Donald and Sandra (Friel) Schamberger. She married Dennis McCoy on Jan. 27, 1978 in Dixon.

Survivors include her husband; three children, Tony (Katie Wetzell) McCoy of Morrison, Emily (Michael) O’Malley of Amboy and Mitch (Katrina) McCoy of Princeton; nine grandchildren, Dalton McCoy, Mason McCoy, Abby O’Malley, Madison O’Malley, Collin O’Malley, Myla McCoy, Makaylee McCoy, Mairyn McCoy and Maxton McCoy; her mother, Sandy Schamberger of Amboy; two sisters, Cheryl (Steven) Prendergast of Dixon and Gaylene (Donnie) Noble of Amboy; two brothers, Rick (Joyce) Schamberger of Amboy and Randy (Angel) Schamberger of Eldena; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Bonnie Sue Gorzny.

Cindy had worked at First Federal Savings, was a teacher’s aid at Amboy Central School, and also worked at the Jack Mabley Center in Dixon and First National Bank in Amboy. Most recently, she owned and operated the Countryside Tap in Sublette. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy and enjoyed swimming at the YMCA in Dixon and doing yard work. She also coached softball and was a “super grandmother” to her grandchildren.

A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent online at


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