Cynthia “Cindy” S. Sitts VanKersen, 56, Akron, passed away at 11:33 a.m., at her residence Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, while surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Cindy was born on Oct. 9, 1964, in Warsaw to Billy E. and the late Janie I. (Willard) Sitts.
She had worked for Zimmer Orthopedics as a materials handler for 18 years. She enjoyed making crafts and tending to flowers. She took pride in working on her home. Her grandkids and her family meant the world to her.
She is survived by her children: Dale “D.J.” Shepherd, Rochester; and Shannon Shepherd and fiancé James Green, Niles, Mich.; grandchildren: Teagan, Mataya, Mason, Dale III, Branton, and Kaden; father Billy and wife Ruthie Sitts, Warsaw; siblings: Peggy and husband Todd Anglin, Akron; Billy Jr. and wife Danielle Sitts, Cromwell; and loving papa and companion Todd VanKersen, Galesburg, Mich.
Cindy is preceded in death by her mother Janie Sitts.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, with Pastor Bob Brown officiating.
The interment will take place in the Akron Cemetery, Akron.
Visitation hours will be from 4 -7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s choice of charity in Cindy’s memory.