CINDY MARIE MARSHAUS (nee Messmer) age 64, beloved wife for 37 years of Jim; loving mother of Taylor (wife Meghan), Colin (wife Abby), and Kaitlyn “Katie” Lorton (husband Aaron); cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Marian (nee Cunningham) Messmer; dearest sister of Michael and Thomas Messmer (wife Denise); dear sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, and friend of many.
Cindy died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on April 11, 2023. She was born in Elmira, New York on July 10, 1958. She spent her childhood in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and graduated from Horseheads High School in 1977 before moving to Ohio to attend Kent State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education in 1983. Cindy had a long career as an educator, teaching kindergarten and hearing-impaired students. She taught primarily at St. Gregory the Great in South Euclid.
Outside of teaching, Cindy was active in her church, serving as a eucharistic minister at St. Gregory. In her spare time, Cindy enjoyed creating cross-stitch and needlepoint pieces. She was an avid Cleveland sports fan, particularly the Indians, and loved the music of the Beatles. Cindy’s loved ones recall her nurturing, kind, caring, and friendly nature; her unwavering devotion to family; and her great sense of humor. She is remembered for her love of God, family, and friends, and for her bright smile. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Cindy to Kemper House, 407 Golfview Lane, Highland Heights, Ohio 44143, or to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P. O. Box 72101, Cleveland, Ohio 44192.
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 11AM at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 19000 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122. Private burial following at Lake View Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Cindy at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) MONDAY 4-8 PM. Online obituary and guestbook at www.DeJohnCares.com.
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Daniel P Clements
Dear Jim and Family,
Words are hardly sufficient during difficult times such as this. Please know that we will always remember Cindy’s gentle nature an kind heart. We cherish the memories of our time spent together at family events and Tribe Games over the years. And for me personally, for our time as undergrads at KSU. Rest in peace Cindy.
Sorry to hear.
Mary Nugent Mack
I was very saddened to hear of Cindy’s passing. I can understand how heartbroken you must be. My hope is you will all remember her as she was before the debilitating disease robbed her life. I will always remember Cindy as the sweetest and kindest friend. God bless you. MM
Cindy (Mrs. Marshaus) was my boys teacher at St. Greg’s. I was devastated to hear of her passing. She was a great teacher and friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. May she rest in peace.
Dr. Larry Rossoff
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Cindy Marie MARSHAUS.
May the beauty of her memories be a blessing for all.
Dear Jim and family,
May all your happy memories with Cindy bring you comfort in the future. Our condolences and prayers to you all.
Margy and Jim Hopkins
I am shocked to hear of this, she was a dear friend of mine, same class as me condolences to the whole family. She will be sorely missed.
To Cindy’s family. Cindy was a pal at Horseheads High. We had many laughs and good times. I remember her ver fondly. You were lucky to have her. May she rest peacefully. My prayers go out to all of you
To the Marshaus Family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Cindy at St. Greg’s. She was a sweet lady. I smile when I think of Cindy! Fond memories!
So sad to hear this news.
Cindy was always so kind and positive.
Prayers to all who loved Cindy.
The ModicBradley family.
My heart breaks for all who loved Cindy.
Cindy was always kind and sweet. The girls loved her.
With deepest sympathy,
The ModicBradley Family.
Michele and Tom Stakleff
So sorry to hear about Cindy. I will always remember all the laughs we girls had at Kent State. She was such a joy to be around.
Our prayers are with your family.
Dear Katie, Please accept my sincere sympathy for the death of your beautiful mother. I know that you will never forget all the lessons you learned from her. I remember that she was kind, caring, and happy. She will always be with you. Gail Mastrangelo
My heart is full. Full of sadness as Cindy was a treasure. Full of love for her family, that loved her unconditionally. Filled with everlasting fantastic memories of fun and laughter. Filled with the knowledge she is resting in God’s arms.