Cynthia Jane Irby

Cynthia Jane Irby

Sep 3, 1959 – Jul 4, 2017

Born in Hastings, Nebraska, Cynthia graduated from Columbus Sr. High and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Kearney State College.  She continued her education at University of Nebraska Omaha, receiving Master’s Degrees in Special Education and Education Administration.

Cindy taught in the Alliance, Bellevue and Omaha public schools and retired in May as an administrator for Omaha Public Schools.

She is survived by parents, William and Carolyn Irby of Columbus, NE; siblings, Robert “Bob” Irby (Maureen) of Columbus, Susan “Sue” Irby of Minneapolis, MN, Sarah Boaz (Mark) of Omaha; six nieces and nephews; two grandnieces.

Celebration of Cindy’s Life will be held Saturday, July 8th at 2pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd. in Omaha, preceded by VISITATION from 1pm to 2pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center in Omaha, or to a charity of one’s choice.






  • Beth Wells Posted July 6, 2017 5:15 pm

    I worked with Cindy for many years at OPS. She was always willing to listen, to lend a helping hand when needed, or to help brainstorm a solution for a problem. She will be missed.

  • Nancy Hopp Posted July 7, 2017 1:32 pm

    Carolyn, Bill, and family: I’m so sorry to hear about Cindy. Please accept my deepest condolences. May God grant you strength, provide you comfort, and send you peace to get through this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

  • Michelle Bellum Goedeken Posted July 7, 2017 4:39 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. I always remember her from high school and what good friend she was. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  • Lori Stewart Hiegel Posted July 9, 2017 12:55 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Cindy from our college days at Kearney State College. We were in the same sorority and pledge class.. We attended many social events together and even hung out with each other while she taught in Alliance. I remember her kind, caring, and sincere spirit. I’m sure through her educational career she touched the lives of many. Her Gamma Phi Beta sisters were saddened to hear of her loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers and cherish the memories we shared with her.

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