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Cynthia Sharkey
March 30, 1953 - December 27, 2019

Cynthia Sharkey

Cynthia Sharkey
Mar 30, 1953 - Dec 27, 2019

Cynthia Sharkey
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Cynthia Teresa Sharkey, age 66, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 6:56 pm on Friday December 27, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born on March 30, 1953 in Pittsburg, PA, she was the daughter of John and Thresa (Vodzak) Paunovich.

Cynthia attended Columbia City Joint High School and graduated with Class of 1972 and from Ivy Tech South Bend as an LPN in 1994. She worked as an LPN until her retirement in 2015.

Cynthia enjoyed collecting lighthouses, traveling, camping, bird watching, gardening, listening to music, watching old westerns, and especially spending time with her family. She also loved Chihuahuas and was an IOPO donor.

Survivors include her children Heather Reiff of Etna Green, Amy (Darin) Yoder of Syracuse,NY, Beth (Mike) Albert of Brandon, MS, and Carla (Ted) Penrod of Warsaw; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings Kevin (Kim) Paunovich of Surprise, AZ, and Patricia Trumbull and Stacey Paunovich, both of Markle. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Frederic Sharkey, and sister Lois Jean Ogden.

Funeral services for Cynthia will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday ,January 3, 2020 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with calling one hour prior to service. Memorial contributions in memory of Cynthia may be made to her final expenses C/O DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send the family an online condolence.

Heather Reiff on Jan 10, 2020

Thank you everyone for the touching tributes. We appreciate all love , caring, & support.

CCHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION on Jan 3, 2020

May God give you strength in this time of grief and fond memories of
Cynthia Teresa Paunovich Sharkey, CCHS Alumni Class of 1971.
The Alumni of CCHS extends sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers
to Cynthia's family.

www.cchsaa.org
per TLG

Kevin Kim Katie Matt and boys and Julie on Jan 3, 2020

So sorry we can’t be there with all of you but you are in our hearts We know Cindy is in heaven with everyone we love thinking of all of you

Tony Rush on Jan 2, 2020

May Cindy Redt With God In Heaven

Tony Rush on Jan 2, 2020

May Cindy Rest With God

Barry Truman on Dec 31, 2019

Heather June so sorry for your loss Praying for you to have strength Love Uncle Barry And Aunt Kathy

Nancy Maxwell on Dec 29, 2019

Heather and family it is so sad to see the end of our long friendship Cindy. Was a remarkable person and a good friend . I will always have good memories of her so sorry for your losd

Randy Grimes on Dec 28, 2019

May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home

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DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive
Columbia City, Indiana 46725
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DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive
Columbia City, Indiana 46725
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