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Cynthia Thomas Langona Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1950 - 2009

Cynthia Thomas Langona, 59 of Cheshire, Ohio passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009 in the Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. She was born May 17, 1950, in Marshall, Missouri, daughter of Lillian Thomas of Gallipolis and the late Donald Thomas.

Cynthia is survived by her husband, Michael Langona of Cheshire; two daughters: Bree (Tim) Ramey and Elizabeth Neal, both of Cheshire; grandchildren: Jonathan Ramey and Julia Neal; brother Richard (Bobbi) Thomas of Rio Grande; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her father, she was also preceeded in death by her sister, Barbara Thomas.

Cynthia was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Gallipolis and the Association of Christian Schools International. She was the former administrator of the Gallia Christian School in Cheshire, and currently an administrator for Christ Academy in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. She founded the Christ Academy Bell Choir and enjoyed playing cello with many local musical ensembles. Cynthia's life was dedicated to teaching children.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010 at the Christ Academy in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. All arrangements are being made under the direction of the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to:

Christ Academy

P O Box 224

Point Pleasant, West Virginia 25550

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There are currently 50 condolences.

Bill Edwards
Tuesday October 31, 2017 at 2:55 PM

I had the great pleasure of knowing Cindy Thomas Langona during High School in Quincy, IL. Over the years, I've always thought about her and was recently trying to reconnect when I learned of her passing. She was a great young lady in H.S. - full of energy, life and occasionally a little mischief. She enjoyed many friends, her music, her God and life. Judging by the condolences that have been written, Cindy helped and touched lot of folks, raised a family and had a full life. I'm happy she shared her many talents and left a positive mark on the world. I'll always remember her - her smile, her eyes, her kindness, her playfulness and her sense of humor. She was a very special person. Mike and family, I hope you can cherish and celebrate your years with her and remember all the good times. Respectfully, Bill Edwards
Jan Jones
Saturday November 27, 2010 at 8:13 AM

To Michael and the children of Cynthia Langona: I posted a condolence to you before, but my address has changed. I have given my new email address. I hope to hear from you. I know this has been a very hard year. Take care of each other.

Wednesday April 28, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Janis O. Jones
Tuesday February 9, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Cynthia was my good friend at Yankton College. She and Michael and Steve and I spent a lot of time together. I was trying to find her, and I am saddened to hear of her passing. She and Michael came to visit us in Washingto DC with their your daughters, Bree and Elizabeth. Please know that I loved your Mother very, very much and wish I had known of her passing. Michael, I would like very much to speak with you, if possible. I am so very sorry.
Wanda Ray
Friday January 15, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Beautiful dancing eyes framed by bouncing light brown curls underscored with her radiant smile. Extraordinary ability to see inborn if yet undisclosed gifts in those around her. A truly steadfast faith in God and the power of His love to accomplish any and all things underpinning all she committed her life to doing. Oh, Cynthia, how you will be missed and, oh, how happy you surely are now with Him. Much love and many prayers to you Mike, to Bree and to Ellie. And to you her grandchildren whom I knew only as a dream in her heart but whom I am sure filled her life with great joy may you grow to walk in faith as she did...step after step, day by day. Wanda Ray (Tobi's Mom)
Rett McBride
Thursday January 14, 2010 at 12:18 PM

I was deeply saddened to hear of Mrs. Langona's passing (I could never get used to "Cynthia"). Mrs. Langona meant so much to me and many others. What a dear and cherished person. I haven't been asked to recite the Prologue to Cantebury Tales at any interviews as of yet, but I'm still prepared for that moment - thanks to Mrs. Langona. My thoughts are with the Langona family.

Thursday January 14, 2010 at 6:26 AM

Erin Casto Chrest
Thursday January 7, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Of course there is no way to express what Cynthia meant to me in this tiny space--a real paper letter will have to try for that, and will still be insufficient! Cynthia is always going to be one of the people I draw inspiration from. She was such a wonderful person and we'll all miss the incredible light and joy she brought to all our lives...I am thinking of you every day, Mike, and the rest of the family too.
Diana Stolzman
Tuesday January 5, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Mike and Family, Sometimes words are so inadequate. Just please know that many loving, healing prayers are being sent to you.
Ed Patterson
Monday January 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Mike and family, please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss.
Jennifer Hawkins
Monday January 4, 2010 at 7:25 PM

To the family of Mrs. Langona, I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Langona. We have fond memories of her, as our 16 year old, Christopher, went to kindergarten at Christ Academy. (He was buddies with Jonathan.) As a Christian, I rejoice that we will meet again one day in Heaven. May your memories comfort you in your time of sorrow. Her legacy is surely the lives she touched, the many people she taught and the many she loved. You will be in my prayers.
Ben Perry
Monday January 4, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I am deeply sorry to hear of Cynthia's passing. She was an incredible teacher and a dear friend. She had such a positive impact on so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with Michael, Bree and Ellie.
Brenda Ratcliff
Sunday January 3, 2010 at 2:04 PM

I just heard about your loss. I am so very sorry. I so well remember Cynthia's love for teaching, for children but most of all for her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rebekah (Skaggs) Santaw
Sunday January 3, 2010 at 7:27 AM

It seems a lifetime ago when I was part of Gallia Christian School as a child, but the memories of Mrs. Langona and our friendships with Ellie and Bree will stay with me forever. She was a truly amazing woman and she touched so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you mourn her loss, and I join you also in celebrating her life. What a legacy she left! Much love, Rebekah
Jim & Sandy Bernacki
Saturday January 2, 2010 at 11:16 PM

We are so sorry for your loss, please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
amanda hurlow
Saturday January 2, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Mrs. Langona - how can you write just one thing down about her - she always cared so much for her students She always believed in me; she made me want to study harder and be a better person! The greatest teacher and person I have ever known. Love ya, Cynthia and my thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Pam Casto
Saturday January 2, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Amy Blake
Saturday January 2, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Michael, Bree and Ellie, I am so sad to hear of your loss. I cannot find the words to express my sadness for you at this time. Know I am praying for you and God's grace to be with you all. Not a day goes by that I don't have a memory of my time at Gallia Christian and of all of you.
Connie and Freddie Skaggs and family
Saturday January 2, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Michael, Bree, Ellie, Lil and family. Our deepest regards for you at this time. There is no way to explain the impact that Cynthia had on so many lives. Be comforted in knowing that those teachings live on in others that have been touched by her. Your family has a special place in the hearts of our family and our girls and right now our hearts ache for your loss. We love you all. Connie and Freddie
Pastor Christine Widrig
Saturday January 2, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Dear Michael, Bree and Elizabeth & family, I am not sure that you remember who I am, yet I have many fond memories of ALL of you when you worshiped at New Life Lutheran Church in Gallipolis...I remember Cynthia having such a beautiful and patient spirit...especially when she led us in all the Christmas and VBS programs at the church :)...I pray that you each receive love, support and strength as you need to go through these days of loss and may you be comforted that Cynthis is now at peace and complete wholeness with our loving Lord... Blessings and prayers, Pastor Christine (Wuerch) Widrig, youngest daughter of the late Eldon Wuerch and Adeline Wuerch PS - Mark Killen shared the news of Cynthis with me, and I will share this with my mother, Adeline and Corrine & Art Lund, who also live in the area...
Mike and Sheryll Perry
Saturday January 2, 2010 at 7:35 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Cynthia's passing. We are grateful for the friendship we enjoyed with her and her family. She was a great influence on our son Ben in his years at Gallia Christian School. I remember him coming home as a Freshman in high school, saying, "That Ophelia is such a dip!" Under her influence, literature was a very personal thing.
Mark Killen
Saturday January 2, 2010 at 2:39 AM

It is indeed a deep sadness and celebration that I share with you Michael, Bree and Elizabeth. I was very shocked to learn of Cynthia's death. My love and support are yours always. I will celebrate her life just as you will and I will grieve her passing. May God be with you all! Mark
Meagan Lindsey
Friday January 1, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Mrs. Langona will be missed greatly by all past and present students. She was more than a teacher to all of us, she became a friend. The family is in my prayers. I don't think I will be able to make it to the funeral, no car...but I will pray for peace for the family. I love you all.
Lisa Koch and family
Friday January 1, 2010 at 7:40 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Jon's favorite song is still "I'm in the Lord's Army," which he learned at the Christian School.
Seth Jenkins and family
Friday January 1, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Our prayers are with Elizabeth, Bree, Michael and the rest of the family. Mrs. Langona was particularly patient and sweet to an ornery, little red-headed boy who will always remember and cherish her kindness.
Carol Allman
Friday January 1, 2010 at 1:53 PM

I dearly loved Mrs. Langona and deeply appreciate her work in Christian Education. I count our years of association with her a very special part of my life. Our deepest sympathy to her family. Carol Allman
Sonia Birchfield
Thursday December 31, 2009 at 10:50 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Mrs. Langona. While I did not know her that well, I did greatly admire her. She was a wonderful teacher and leader who cared greatly for her students. She was a wonderful Christian woman with a sweet, tender spirit. Love and Prayers
patty rice
Thursday December 31, 2009 at 5:53 PM

My thoughts and prayers - I will pray for you and your family. Love, Patty Rice
Nikki Rice
Thursday December 31, 2009 at 4:43 PM

I knew Mrs.Cynthia Langona, she was my teacher at Christ Academy. My Sympathy goes out to the family - we will keep you in our prayers. Sorry to hear of her passing. Love Always, Nikki Rice
Sue E.Henson
Thursday December 31, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Michael,Bree,Elizabeth, I was so sorry to hear of Cynthia passing. She was such an inspiration at New Life when Katy and Jimmy were growing up. She meant a lot to all of us and I will always remember her kindness. One of my special memories of she and Mike is the time the Sunday School class met at your home and a play was taped for the Sunday service. Katy played Mary and Jim was Jophess [his pronunciation at the time] the innkeeper. I also very much appreciated all the help and planning that she and Mike put into the youth groups trip to New Orleans. I wish that I could have seen or talked to her before she passed. She will be truly missed. Sue,Wade, Katy and Jim Henson
Karissa (Nuce) Martyn
Thursday December 31, 2009 at 2:39 PM

I don't have the words to say, and very few people are were able to translate what I was trying to say like Cynthia anyhow. She was such an amazing person. I am so thankful to have had her and the family in my life. They are a gift from God.
Fred Williams
Thursday December 31, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Michael and Family, My heart and prayers are with you in this time of losing Cynthia. I will always remember her as a loving Christian lady and a fellow-laborer in the work of educating young people for Christ. May God's love and Spirit sustain and comfort you along with the love of many friends.
Magallon Family
Thursday December 31, 2009 at 1:08 PM

May you find the courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today. At this time of sorrow may these truths sustain you.....your loved one will always be as close as a memory and the God of all comfort is always as close as a prayer. I have fought the fine fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have observed the faith.-2Timothy 4:7. As for me, I will lie down that I may sleep; I shall certainly awake, for Jehovah himself keeps supporting me. -Psalms 3:5
Christina Lemke
Thursday December 31, 2009 at 12:21 PM

To find the real words to give you some comfort is impossible, but please accept my heartfelt thoughts of sympathy. Mrs. Langona was a wonderful person and she had a huge impact on so many lives, including mine. I am glad that I had the chance to get to know her. May you find the strength to get through this hard time. I am sorry! Tina What's deep within our hearts cannot be taken away from us!!
Lisa Bays Theiss
Thursday December 31, 2009 at 10:27 AM

We have lost an angel here on earth but Heaven has gained one. There has never been, nor will there ever be a teacher as great as Cynthia Langona. She made teaching and learning an experience. It was not about just reading- she brought the words to life. She always KNEW her students strengths and weaknesses. I remember her asking if I wanted to sing and dance for a play. I was quick to inform her that I could not sing and was embarrased to dance. Before I knew it, I had a solo. She could encourage and inspire a person to do things they would never think they were capable of doing. I feel blessed to have known her and to have been taught by her. I would love for my children to have experienced her gift.
Lena McFann
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Michael and girls, I just read of Cynthia's passing. I am so sorry. We are in Connecticut with Geri awaiting the birth of our first grandchild. Please know that I send my thoughts and prayers to you and the girls. I just don't know what to say except I am sorry. Lena McFann
Johnny and Diana Nuce
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Ecclesiastes 3:1,4 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. a time to weep and a time to laugh: a time to mourn, and a time to dance. Our prayers and condolences go out to all the family. She will be missed by all of the lives she has touched. Johnny and Diana
Lori Wooten
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 7:18 PM

I am sorry for the loss of this wonderful person. She was such a kind and nice lady. Your family will be in my prayers, Love Lori
Ami Williams
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Mrs. Langona was a kind, warm, loving, strong, inspirational, Christian woman. She loved her family and her family at Christ Academy. She has made an impact on so many lives, including mine. When she would walk into the room, she would glow and it would make you smile. Everything about her was real. I will miss her deeply and hold her close to my heart! To the Langona Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I love you all! Ami (Willums)
Shirley Tabor
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 2:45 PM

I cannot find words that describe how sorry I am for what you are feeling or how sad I am that Cynthia is gone. Kind, compassionate, smart, creative, optimistic, persevering...I could go on and on describing this lovely person--she was a giant in my world and in the world of so many people. Lil, Michael, Elizabeth, Bree, Jonathan, Tim--I am praying for you; God's grace alone can lead you through this time.
Tom & Marlene Davis
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Lillian Ruth & Family, So sorry to read about your daughter. You surely have not had a very good year with the loss of 2 daughters. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family during this difficult time. May the good times you shared with your loving daughters help to get you thru this time.
Geoffrey Casto
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Mrs. Langona was an exceptional teacher and her impact on the lives of future students will be missed dearly. I can say without a doubt that of her teaching and instruction I would not be the person I am today. Her teaching was more than book studies; it was character development that along with academics molded students into good moral adults. She was more than a teacher to me; she was also someone I could count as a friend.
Sally Baskin and family
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 12:37 PM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that all of you are in our prayers and thoughts. I know that God will bring you comfort in your wonderful memories and celebration of her life. God bless all of you. Sally and George Baskin, James Davis. Christi Daniel, and Esther Davis
Danette McCabe & Krisha Sheets
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 11:39 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful person and a great teacher. We will keep you in our prayers. Love you all Danette & Krisha
kara walker
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Lil, I am so sorry to hear about Cynthia. The loss of a family member is never easy especially your child, but we can take comfort in knowing that she is now with God and pain free.Your family is in my prayers. God Bless. Kara
Amy (Tabor) Vann
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 9:27 AM

I know that there is nothing I can say at this time to heal what you are feeling. What I can say, however, is how incredible Cynthia was and always will be in my memory. She will always amaze me. The things she taught me are innumerable and indescribable. All the things about her that brought you joy, laughter, and love... those are the things I wish for you now and the memories I know you will hold forever. I love you all very much. Amy
Rob Sturtz
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 8:42 AM

Mike and family, please accept my deepest sympathies.
Julia (Sanders)Messick
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 8:04 AM

Michael and Family - My heart is broken for you...Cynthia was the most kind and gentle person I have ever known..her gifts were many and her work with the kids at Christ Academy was spectacular!! Her beautiful face and beautiful smile will be sadly missed.... The Messick Family
Larry, Marketta, Larry, Jr., Tiffany, and Heather
Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 7:02 AM

I am so sorry for your loss! She was an outstanding lady! She was always so kind and considerate! WE will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers!
Emily Gibson
Tuesday December 29, 2009 at 4:18 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Mrs. Langona always led by a true Christian example. She always pushed me to be the best student that I could be. I am a better person because of her. I always considered her a family member. Enjoy Heaven, Mrs. Langona, and save me a spot. Like we said on so many occasions, I love you. I miss you already.

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