Cynthia Climer, 53
Cynthia “Cindy” Climer, of Chillicothe, passed away 5:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 26, 1959, to David Sr. and Mary “Connie” Climer.
Surviving are her father, David Climer Sr., of Chillicothe; sisters, Sheryl L. Stevens and her friend, Kenneth Hitchens, Susan (Brian) Merriman and Sandra K. Tomlin; a brother, David (Vicki) Climer Jr.; 12 nieces and nephews; and 15 great nieces and great nephews. All of her nieces and nephews and their children were a great joy to her life. She was predeceased by her mother, Mary “Connie” Climer.
Cindy graduated in 1977 from Zane Trace High School, obtained a B.S. in Teaching from Ohio University and a Masters from Mt. St. Joseph. She worked and very much enjoyed her 30 years teaching in the Southeastern School System. There, she also had great students and worked with other caring teachers. Several have become very close friends.
Cindy and her family have been very active at Tres Colles Farm. She was involved with Milking Shorthorn dairy cattle even before spending 10 years in 4-H. Farming was not just work for her but a joy. The time spent doing farm work, going to fairs and attending dairy meeting usually involved family and many wonderful friends. Cindy served as Ohio M.S. President for the past 7 years and was a national board member for the American Milking Shorthorn Society.
When Cindy needed a break from teaching and farming, she enjoyed cooking, reading, poetry and looking at Norman Rockwell Paintings.
Her life was short but she always said there are some things you can control and others you can’t control. You deal with what matters and what comes your way to the best of your ability.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Southeastern High School, Chillicothe, Ohio with Pastor Joey Barker officiating. Burial will follow in Londonderry Cemetery. Friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME, Chillicothe, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Milking Shorthorn Society’s Foundation Fund, c/o David Kendall, 800 Pleasant Street, Beloit, Wis. 53511.
You may sign her online register at www.warefh.com