Cynthia Harriet McConnell Stanfield, 74, passed away on April 16, 2021. She was born on November 7, 1946 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to William Charles McConnell and Harriet Thompson McConnell.
Cindy grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from Classen High School in 1965. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a Minor in Home Economics from Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma where she continued working toward a Masters degree in Human Behavior. Cindy earned her teaching certificate and began her teaching career at Putnam City West High School in January 1969, teaching English and Home Economics, for the next 12 years in the Putnam City District.
She then combined her passion for teaching with her love of aviation when she started working at AAR Oklahoma. She was proudly involved with the development of educational programs for aviators and being involved in the beginning stages of Oklahoma Aerospace America. For 19 years, Cindy was an Instructional Systems Specialist for Eagle Systems & Services in Oklahoma City where she conducted research, development and instruction of aviation courses for the FAA Academy. After her career teaching in aviation, Cindy returned to her passion of teaching children until she retired.
Outside of her career, Cindy had several passions. Whether it was blaring Sandi Patty songs to get her girls ready for church or dancing around the house to her wide variety of records, she had a deep love for music. She also loved to convey her confidence by always wearing her favorite lipstick and her favorite jewel-toned clothing.
Cindy was a true testament to her faith. She started her relationship with God while growing up at St. Luke’s Methodist Church. In her early 20’s, Cindy became a member of Baptist Temple in Oklahoma City where she would strengthen and grow her relationship with God. From leading Sunday School classes, to hosting youth events, to singing in the choir, she loved her church and her church family. Cindy also loved her Joy Girls. God led her to a group of women that developed a strong bond outside of the church. The Joy Girls became an inspiration and empowering part of Cindy’s life. She was always faithful and her ability to love touched so many. Her infectious smile and comforting words developed strong friendships in her many years that brought her so much joy.
She married Noble Dwayne Stanfield on August 2, 1979. For the next 41 years, they would share a passion for the outdoors, hunting and their large family. Together, they had the deepest love for their five daughters and nine grandchildren. Cindy and Noble were also known for always opening their home to anyone in need and giving whatever they could. They were referred to as Mom and Dad by many. They treated each child that stayed in their home as their own. Noble and Cindy’s love for each other was strong until his passing in June 2020.
Cindy was preceded in death by her husband, Noble; father, William C. McConnell; mother, Harriet Thompson McConnell; and sister, Margaret Ann McConnell Coulson. She is survived by her daughters: Tricia Daniel; Ginger Rowell and her husband, Christian; and Stephanie Edwards; step-daughters: Teresa Stanfield and Cheri Stanfield; and grandchildren: Devon Stanfield, Jay Austin Hugle, Mason Bauer, Brooklyn Rowell, Payslee Abbott, Christian Rowell, Olivia Rowell, Jasmine Stanfield, and Dane Vincent.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Ed Lycan Conservatory, located at 3400 NW 36th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, on May 2, 2021 at 2:00 PM. For those interested, please send any pictures of Cindy that you might want to share for the service to email: CStanfieldInfo@gmail.com.
Floral tributes can be sent to 12612 Deerwood Court, OKC, 73142.
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