She was born Dec. 23, 1918, in Bowling Green, one of 15 children of Elmer and Rose Stephens Royer. She graduated from Bowling Green High School.
On Dec. 21, 1939, she married Richard "Dick" C. Moon. Together they raised their family in Bowling Green. He preceded her in death in 1992.
Cynthia was a life-long member of the Bowling Green United Methodist Church. She also helped with the Old Settler's Reunion and for more than 30 years, she manned the "Popeye's" Fish Pond Game at the Old Settler's gathering. She was well known in the area for playing "Popeye" for area events and parades. Her likeness to Popeye was a close second when in costume, complete with pipe and outfit.
Cynthia worked at Dietz Lake for many years and took on most any job there that was needed. She also worked at McCormick Creek State Park and for the Clay Community School Corporation. She last "officially" worked at Indiana State University in housekeeping. Her last, and best, "job" was that of Mamaw.
"Grandma Moon" as she was affectionately known in the Clay City Schools, was an avid supporter of the Clay City Band and Clay City sporting events. She went to any and all events held at the school and was brought down to the gym floor in celebration of her 90th birthday. She also attended all band contests and was loved by all the students.
For many years, Cynthia and Dick traveled with their family on camping trips across country. She truly enjoyed traveling and seeing all the sights. She could easily say she had seen most all the continental United States and parts of Mexico.
Survivors include her daughter Loretta Moon, Bowling Green, son Rick Moon, Terre Haute, daughter-in-law Anita Moon, Terre Haute, grandsons Brian Moon and wife Becky, Terre Haute, and Doug Moon and wife Michelle, Brownsburg, great-grandchildren Conor Moon and Leilani Moon, many, many, nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
Services will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m., at Bowling Green United Methodist Church, with Pastor Mindy Huffman and David Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, from 4-8 p.m. Visitation will also be Saturday, from 12-2 p.m., at the church. If friends so desire, donations may be made in her memory to the Clay City High School Band or the Clay City High School Sports Boosters. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church.
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