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Cynthia May (Rodda) Buckley, 58, Kokomo, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo. She was born Oct. 25, 1958, in Stambaugh, Michigan, the daughter of William and Barbara (Carlson) Rodda.
Cynthia was a 1976 graduate of the Santa Barbara School System and had attended Ivy Tech Community College for nursing. She was a behavioral tech for Community Howard Regional Health. When Cynthia lived in California, she worked as an aide and clerk in the hospital emergency room. After moving to Indiana, she had worked for many years as a supervisor at Wabash National.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Cynthia was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, and NASCAR, especially Dale Jarrett and Dale Earnhardt. Her favorite time was when she was with her grandkids, and she enjoyed keeping in touch with her many friends. Cynthia loved the outdoors, listening to classic rock, cooking, and she was a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast.
Cynthia is survived by her parents, Barbara and William Rodda; children, Daniel (Crystal) Marion and Nicole Marion; grandchildren, Shaylin Marion and Allecio Tyler; stepchildren, Danielle (Aaron) Lewark, Andrew (Christy) Buckley; stepgrandchildren, Zoey Lewark and Parker Buckley; siblings, Linda (Steve) Shilling, Deborah (Tim) Tackett, and Michele Heath; niece and godchild, Jessica (Matthew) Campbell; nieces, Amanda (Miles) Wallace, Stephanie (Spencer) Long, Holly Kussow, Rachel Heath, Dana Heath, Jennifer Dunne; nephew, Tyler (Jessica) Fuller; uncles, John (Lori) Rodda and Darrell (Melinda) Langdon; aunts, Mary (Lester) Marlowe, Barbara (Clarence) Cooper, Carol Willis, and Judy Langdon; and numerous cousins, numerous great-nephews and a great-niece.
Cynthia was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mauritz and Dorothy Carlson, Joyce Langdon and James and Esther Rodda, and uncles, Bud Langdon and Richard Carlson.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St., with the Rev. Father David Huemmer the celebrant. Burial will be at noon Tuesday, April 11, in Albright Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, where the Rosary will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Friends may also visit one hour prior to service on Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made in Cynthia's memory to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on April 5, 2017
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