Cynthia and her husband met in High School and they are still together. They have seven children and about a score of grandchildren. She spent her first 12 years in Chicago, next 13 years in Boston, the rest of her time in St. Louis and rural Missouri.
She and her husband owned a Christian Bookstore for over 32 years and spent nearly 17 years in various political offices. Now, she is a caregiver for her parents, cattle, chickens, guineas, turkeys, dogs and sourdough!