April 23, 1959-May 9, 2012
Cynthia S. “Cindy” Warnecke, 53, of Knox, Ind., formerly of Spencerville, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, following a battle with leukemia since October 2011.
She was born April 23, 1959, in Lima to Hubert “Herb” and Janice (Burnfield) Warnecke. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Spencerville.
Survivors also include brother Kevin L. (Jane Hammon) Warnecke of Spencerville; nieces Amanda Warnecke, Kelee (Bruce) Clayton and Kaytlynn Warnecke of Spencerville; stepdaughters Anna Marie McCann and Betsy (Trey) Demarest of Reno, Nev.; grandmother Ruth Lutterbeck-Burnfield of Spencerville; aunt Karen Workman of Van Wert; uncles Roger Burnfield of Van Wert, Elmer Dickman and Richard Warnecke of Delphos, Donald (Marge) Warnecke of Fort Jennings, Brother Dominic Warnecke, OSB of St. Meinrad, Ind., and Michael Warnecke of Burbank, Calif.; and her special pup, Molly.
She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, J. Frederick Burnfield and Edward and Leona Gable Warnecke; and aunts Beatrice Dickman and Norma Warnecke.
Miss Warnecke had been an analyst at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and later as a customer service representative at Fifth Third Bank and the First Farmers Bank in Knox, Ind. She had been a substitute teacher in Knox Schools, where she coached volleyball and track. She was a 1978 graduate of Spencerville High School and attended Columbus Technical College through 1980. She was a member of Spencerville United Church of Christ. She enjoyed golfing, gardening and being at Bass Lake, Ind., and fundraising for its volunteer fire department and showing canned goods at the Stark County Fair in Indiana.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Spencerville United Church of Christ, the Rev. Vince Lavieri officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana University Morrow Transplant Clinic; Attention: Angie Harrison, 550 N. University Blvd. #5630, Indianapolis, IN 46202.