Cindy Dawn Gartner

Birth Date: 
Friday, February 17, 1956
Date of Passing: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

WOOSTER - Cindy Dawn Gartner, 61, of Wooster, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at Brenn-Field Nursing Home in Orrville.

She was born February 17, 1956 in Chicago Heights, IL, the daughter of Clark and Jesse Ehrhardt.  She was raised in Park Forest where she raised two daughters and she lived life to the fullest.  She moved to Wooster in 1988 to raise her son and daughter.

Cindy was a homemaker who volunteered for the PTA, had attended Akron University, loved talking on the phone to her kids and spending time with her grandchildren, Selenna and Michael.

Surviving are her children, Mechele (Scott) Smith of Crete, IL, Sharon Ray of Wooster, Thomas (Valerie) Papineau of Wooster and Ashley (Josh) Gartner-Shafer of W. Salem; grandchildren, Alexander and Nicolai Smith, Ellainia, Tatianna, Michael and Selenna Ray, Quintin , Isaac and Jensen Papineau and Veda and Jenna Gartner-Shafer and her siblings, Roddy (Mary) Ehrhardt of MN, Cesily (Tom) King of SC, and Clark Ehrhardt of OK.

Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, a son Joshua Ray, a grandson, Raiden Papineau and a great-granddaughter Promise Ray.

Friends will be received  at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 5-8:00 p.m.

There will be no funeral services.

The family extends a special thank you to Michelle Finley and MiMi Weaver who she thought of like daughters and good friend, Shelley Finley and a very special person in her life who she loved dearly, Thomas Burns.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

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Memorial Contributions: 

To the funeral home to help defray expenses


Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home


No funeral services

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