Michelle Lorraine Cyrus
April 27, 1964 ‒ December 08, 2018
Michelle Lorraine (Barkeloo) Cyrus
Our much beloved Michelle transitioned to her heavenly home surrounded by family on December 8, 2018. Although she is gone from our sight, her memory and love will always remain in in our hearts. Michelle fought a long courageous battle against ocular melanoma, during that time she displayed incredible strength and courage.
Michelle was born April 27, 1964 in Lancaster, CA to the late Robert and Wilma Barkeloo. She was preceded in death by 3 half-brothers. She has 2 sisters Terri (Steve) House and Amber (Rob) Thompson and 4 half-sisters and 1 half-brother. A graduate of Hayes H.S. in 1982, she worked 30 plus years for Buehler’s as a baker. On October 21, 2000, she married the love of her life and the man she called, “my amazing husband” John Cyrus. They enjoyed many great times and adventures together. Michelle was blessed with a daughter Nicole and grandson Colton, and former son-in-law Clayton.
Michelle loved spending time with her husband, daughter and grandson. They enjoyed crafting together, trips and girls’ days out. Michelle adored her grandson and spent time teaching him state capitals, math facts and many fun things. Michelle was always full of life and as the family celebrated many occasions around the family table, it was her knack for selecting the perfect humorous card that brought many belly laughs. Many a stray cat and dog, (goats and mini-horse) stole the heart of Michelle and ended up with a spot at the feed bowl. Michelle also loved doing home DIY projects, scrapbooking and crafting. Before marrying, she was very proud of the house she and Nicole called home as she had designed and oversaw the building of it.
Michelle was a former member of Delaware Church of Christ in Christian Union and more recently attended New Hope Reformed Church, Powell.
Michelle had a special bond with her sister Terri who was a godsend during her time of illness. Terri spent many hours sitting and caring for her sister, her kindness and help was greatly appreciated. Michelle also wanted to show her love and appreciation to Theresa and Gary Perry for the many family meals she enjoyed around their dining room table and to Steve and Jen Cyrus and Betsy Shaffer and Rod Essig.
The family will receive friends on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware where services celebrating Michelle’s life will follow at 2:00 pm. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Family and friends are then welcome to gather together for a reception in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room.
In lieu of flowers, Michelle requested donations be made to St. Jude http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?px=5537255&fr_id=39300&pg=personal
To share a fond memory of Michelle or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com