Cynthia Marie “Sissy” Falley passed away at her family home on January 23, 2022, at the age of 25. She was born February 27, 1996, in Chilicothe, MO. She was brought into the only home she would ever know in the spring of 2000 and was declared an official Falley on August 14, 2002.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Leroy Teichmann and grandmother Velda Falley. She is survived by her parents, Rick and Diane Falley, her siblings, Heather, Candice, Brandon, Richard, Bridget, and Jeanetta, her brothers-in-law, Rob, Shane, Boone, and Justin, her grandma Linda Teichmann, her grandparents Aaron and Judith Falley, her many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Cynthia attended New York Elementary, Woodlawn Elementary, Prairie Park Elementary, South Junior High School, and Lawrence High School, all in Lawrence, KS. You might notice the atypical long list of grade schools- she got kicked out of kindergarten! But eventually our little delinquent found her place and a handful of teachers that loved her well and saw her through to the end, graduating high school in 2015. Friends of the family recall seeing Cynthia using her bike to ride around the halls of the high school. She always seemed to get away with more than the average person. She worked at Cottonwood, Inc., where she had friends and could always look forward to picking up a drink from Sonic after a hard days’ work.
She had a passion for her phone- it was her connection to the world she preferred. The one where the theme song to the hit show ‘ER’ could be played on repeat, where her worship tunes could be blasted, where the pictures of her nephews and nieces were stored, and where she could facetime the same person eleven times in a row. She loved to call her family and friends, even though she never quite mastered the art of showing more than just her forehead in the frame. Receiving a call from Cynthia was always a gamble- would she be sharing important news, or would she be lying about having a doctor’s appointment on “Monday Monday Monday Morning”? Perhaps she was asking when you were coming over, or, occasionally, would be calling you from the toilet and would just laugh and laugh when you expressed disgust. You would never know. But still, we all answered anyway, because you could not quite quit Cynthia. She had that magical pull about her.
While Cynthia may have been limited by her body and mind at times, it had absolutely no effect on her ability to love and, honestly, to hate. If vibes are a thing, she could sense when they were no good. She suffered no fools and was known for her quick and biting commentary to those that offended her. Sometimes even to the people trying to help her! For those fortunate enough, to know and feel the love that Cynthia could give was unmatched. It was like coming home, time and time again. It was an honor to be the recipient of love from Cynthia. She was never stingy or withholding, all you would need is to ask.
Here on earth, we mourn for our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece, and friend. But we rejoice in knowing that she is free to dance and sing and delight in the joys that heaven offers her, and we rest in the knowledge that we will see her again someday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Williamstown Assembly of God Women’s Ministries, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 at the Williamstown Assembly of God Church at 10 am with a graveside service to follow. A visitation with the family will be 5-8pm Friday at the Williamstown Assembly of God Church.