Cynthia Lorraine Selby

September 3, 1955May 11, 2019

Cynthia Lorraine Osterkamp was born to Evelyn Mae Osterkamp and George Reid in Monticello, Iowa on September 3, 1955. She died at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa on May 11, 2019. Cynthia lived most of her life in Davenport, Iowa. She graduated from Davenport Central High School in 1974. Cynthia was a nurse's aide at Ridgecrest Retirement Village and at Osteopathic Hospital before finally working and retiring from The Davenport Public Library after 25 years of service. Cynthia's greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was loved by her family and will be greatly missed. She is survived by daughters Chasity Selby, Carri Selby (Ricky Titus Jr.) and Courtney Selby all of Davenport, Iowa; grandchildren Jose Prieto, Mario Prieto, Dylan Selby, Alexis Selby, Javian Derricott, McKenzie Selby, Addisyn Selby, Isabella Selby and Arianna Selby. Her mother, Evelyn Greiser of Davenport, Iowa; sister, Pamela Vasquez of Davenport, Iowa; nephew, Austin Sountris, of Davenport, Iowa; special friend, Jerry Dyson of Davenport, Iowa and several aunts, uncles and cousins who all loved her dearly. The family would like to thank the staff at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House for their kindness and care of Cynthia during her final days, the doctors and staff at The University of Iowa Hospitals who helped Cynthia fight her hardest battle ever, and especially her nurse, Alicia Freiburg for her kindness, care and patience during her stay at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Thank you to all of her friends and family who visited her in the hospital. She felt all their love. Per Cynthia's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral. Cynthia requested to be cremated and that her family scatter her ashes over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.


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Connie Davis-DeLong

May 15, 2019

Cindy and i were friends for over 40 yrs. We went to school together. My story is in winter when Chasity was a few months old we were going out. There was a lot of snow. I was driving a Datson 1200. We got stuck close to the curb . The more i tried to get out the deeper we went. I said to Cindy im going to push us out. She just laughed and said ya right. Took the car out of gear got out and for all i was worth pushed us out. Dont remember where we were going but i do know owe laughed all the way there. I will miss you my friend.

Mckenzie selby

May 14, 2019

My grandma is loving,sweet all them awesome words out there she is one fighter and a strong lady I miss you so much I loved all the funny moments you always made me laugh and smile ima miss them moments she is a good grandma she is my favorite I love you and I’ll see you tomorrow love you grandma❤️

Mckenzie Selby

May 14, 2019

My grandma is sweet,loving and all them nice words out there she is a fighter and she is a strong lady I appreciate all the help she has gave me out of my 11 years she is super caring for others she’s always helping someone we had the best moments I miss her so much and love her so much but I think your in a better place you are being missed I love you and will see you tomorrow.MADE BT MCKENZIE SELBY❤️

Cassandra Connolly

May 14, 2019

I have been very lucky to know Cindy for the past 15 years. She welcomed me into her home and life. She shared words of wisdom and advice and has taught me so much. I have enjoyed talking with her and watching her grandchildren grow. Her daughter has captured a big piece of my heart and so has Cindy. I already miss her and hope to keep sharing the things she has taught me.

Kelly Beverlin

May 13, 2019

Cindy loved her children & grandchildren with all of her heart. I became friends with her by knowing her daughter Carri. I always enjoyed the things she shared with me on my Facebook page to make my day a little brighter. Rip Cindy & know that you are loved & missed by many! Please watch over your family. Love, Kelly

Kristy Walton

May 13, 2019

Been around through lots of laughter and favorite memory of Cindy is her personality she was a very blunt outspoken person and didnt care what people thought but she also had a heart of gold. Just glad I was able to be apart of your life towards the end it was under a bad situation but Im glad I got to be around. I know Dylan, Alexis, Mckenzie, Addisyn,Isabella,Arianna miss you alot. Please look over them all,especially Carri. RIP. Till we meet again!