Cindy Montegna


Cindy Lou Montegna, age 60, of Moulton, Iowa, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines.

Cindy was born on August 22, 1959 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Clem Everett Hawk Jr. and Alma Charlene (Burns) Hawk.  She graduated from Centerville High School with the Class of 1978.

Immediately following high school, Cindy started working at Union Carbide (presently Amcor).  Most recently, she was a Fork Truck Driver for the plant.  Cindy has been employed there for 42 years.

Cindy loved riding her 2004 Victory motorcycle.  She also enjoyed playing pool with her friends on the Appanoose County Women’s Pool League.  Cindy will be missed by all who knew her.

Left to cherish Cindy’s memory are her children, Shannon Montegna of Seymour, and Cameron Strayer of Centerville; her current significant other, Rick Peavy of Moulton; three grandchildren, Gracelynn Strayer, Jaxson Strayer, and Sarah Ann Montegna; an uncle, Jim (Sharon) Burns of Exline; three siblings, Robin (Floyd) Strode of Centerville, Clem (Loretta) Hawk of Ottumwa, and Carl (Penny) Hawk of Garden Grove, Iowa; as well as several nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, Clem and Alma Hawk; a significant other, John Strayer; a brother, David Hawk; a sister, Sandra Hawk; an uncle, Glen Hawk; and an aunt, Palmira.

According to Cindy’s wishes, cremation has been accorded.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church in Centerville. Visitation will take place, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church with the family greeting friends from 10:00AM-11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Shannon Montegna, to be determined at a later date, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at

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