Yvonne Cisco, 74, died peacefully on Oct. 5, 2021. Born on Feb. 25, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Catherine Cash and George Hipps, she graduated from Illinois State University in 1971 and spent the next 12 years as a teacher in Los Angeles and Chicago, before moving into social work, health advocacy and consultancy, and later earning a master’s degree in Human Services Administration, and a doctorate of Christian Education in Administration.
She was a 35+ year, multiple-bout, cancer survivor, and served as national spokesperson for the West Cook Region of the American Cancer Society, chairperson for the American Cancer Society Patient Navigation Services, and in 2011 she founded Cisco & Cisco Productions, a nonprofit organization focused on health care and education advocacy. She was listed in 2000 Notable American Women (eighth edition), was the Midwest Regional Winner of the Outstanding Child Welfare Worker Award, and served as spokesperson for numerous American Cancer Society events, such as the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Soldier Field Walk.
Yvonne was caring, strong, loving, wise, impactful, kind, and full of faith.
She was the beloved wife of Taylor Cisco Jr., formerly of Oak Park; the mother of Taylor Aaron and Catherine; and grandmother to August and Avery.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Indiana Avenue Pentecostal Church of God, 3520 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago 60653. Flowers, gifts, and other condolences may be sent to Robey Park Manor Funeral Home (robeyparkmanorfuneralhome.com).