Lucinda ‘Cindy’ Miller

June 30, 1942 ‒ June 06, 2016

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Lucinda “Cindy” Miller, age 73, of Marion, peacefully went to be with the Lord, Monday morning, June 6, 2016, following a six month battle with heart ailments.

On June 30, 1942, Cindy was born in Galion, Ohio, the only child of the late Harold and Maureen (Bergstrom) Faine.  She graduated from Galion High School and worked at the North Electric Company.

After moving to Marion in 1964, Cindy raised three sons, and worked as a cook for the Marion City Schools.  Wanting the best for her sons, she also attended an adult program at Tri-Rivers Career Center,  and earned her degree as a LPN.

Cindy found her calling as a nurse, as being a caretaker came naturally to her.  She loved caring for her patients at the Eastlawn Manor, Morning View Care Center, and most recently at the Kingston Residence, where she retired from in 2007.

Getting a second chance at love, Cindy was introduced to Neil Miller while visiting her sons at the Boy Scout Camp near Mount Gilead, where he served as the Aquatics Director.  They were married on June 2, 1984, and they have shared the music of their hearts with one another for the past thirty two years.

A woman of faith, Cindy was a member of the Prospect Street United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir with Neil.

Having a green thumb, Cindy loved tending her flower garden every year, often encroaching into Neil’s vegetable garden.  She also loved everything about nature, especially birdwatching.

For the past thirty two years, Cindy and Neil have enjoyed traveling, visiting from Florida to Hawaii and Alaska, to the Panama Canal, sharing countless memorable moments.

Cindy had a fun loving personality, as she was always cheerful and bright, but could also be ornery at times.  She had a strong will, and was efficient with her time.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Neil Miller of Marion; three children: David (Thamer) Wright of Pembroke Pines, FL, Thomas (Salina) Wright, and Christopher Wright, both of Columbus; and two grandchildren: Josef and Nickalas Wright.

Her family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, at the Prospect Street United Methodist Church, 185 S. Prospect St., Marion, with Pastors Therese Lehman and Joe Miller officiating.  Her family will again greet friends for the hour prior to her services.  Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect Street United Methodist Church, ℅ Organ Fund, or to Heartland Hospice, and they may be sent to the funeral home.

Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve Cindy’s family and your favorite memories and condolences may be shared with them on her obituary via

  • Mr. Miller and family:
    I am sorry for your lost.
    May God be with you at all times.

  • Neil,
    So sorry to hear of you loss and can only imagine what a void there will now be in your life. I’m sure your friends in the Marionaires will do our best to help ease the pain.
    Virg Rankin

  • I have known Cindy since we were in school at West school in Galion. We were very good friends in grade school when Miss Engelhart our 3rd grade teacher kept us after school for talking. She told us to stay there till she came back but she never came back. The school secretary happened to walk by the room and saw us. She told me the teacher left and for us to go on home. It was after 5pm and our folks were mad but not at us, at the teacher. I loved seeing Cindy at our class reunions. You all have my sympathy.

  • Dave, Tom and Chris, we go back along ways. We will all surely miss her and my condolences are with you and Neil. She spoke of her love for each of you and smiled continually when talking about her grandsons. May you all find comfort in your memories and God Bless you all .

  • Dear Neil and Family,

    My sincere condolences to you at this time. I was so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. Please know that your Towne & County family share your sorrow and will keep your family in our prayers.

    Greg McDonald
    Towne & Country Players
    Norwalk, Ohio

  • Neil and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Cindy. I will always have wonderful memories of working with her at Kingston. She was a very special person and I am blessed to have known her. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Neil and the boys,
    Connie and I are in total shock hearing of Cindy’s death. We have been friends since high school, I was best man at her wedding to Jim, Connie quickly became her friend after being introduced to her, for over 50 years this wonderful girl never failed to send a birthday card, a Christmas card, an Easter card… always with a note about the family keeping us abreast of her life. Sadly she kept her recent illness from us. But we are grateful she had time to visit us in Florida recently; that visit will now have a special place in our hearts. We watched as her boys became fine young men and she dedicated her efforts with schooling. Her love for Neil was always obvious and we thank him for taking great care of our cherished friend. We are so proud to count Cindy as a dear friend in our lives. Our life has a definite void in it with her passing, we will always miss her.
    Tom and Connie Britton