Cyndalu (Cindy) Stivers Piquette|
"Cindy and Al are dancing again."
Cyndalu Stivers Piquette, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2013.
This small-town girl from Lawrenceville, Ill., the only child of Betty and Harvey Stivers, Cyndalu graduated from DePauw University (which is in Greencastle) where she was active in theater and sorority life. There she met the love of her life and husband of 61 years, Al Piquette. According to Al, Cindy took a job as a stewardess for American Airlines upon graduation just so she could keep in touch with him after his transfer to UCLA. They married in 1951 and danced their way through life, collecting life-long friends from coast-to-coast.
Cindy taught grade school early in her career but her greatest joy in life was her family, and her greatest gift was making each family member and friend feel like they were the most important person in the world. She was the consummate homemaker and hostess and enjoyed golf, bridge, bowling and volunteering her time to worthy causes, including the Children's Service Board, Stan Hywet and the Salvation Army.
Her family often noted that going to the grocery store with Cindy would take a minimum of two hours because she typically ran into someone she knew and simply had to 'catch-up'. In fact, she was so gifted in staying connected with family and friends that the postal service and a large greeting card company may notice a significant drop in revenue starting with the third quarter of this year.
Cindy has now joined her husband, Al, and her daughter, Robin Bernhardt (Bob), in heaven. She leaves behind her daughter, Rondi Seagren (Don); her son, Jack Piquette (Sara); grandchildren, Karl Seagren (Julie), Kelly Seagren, Jenni Cain (Mat), Brad Bernhardt, Katie Piquette and Jason Piquette; and great-grandchildren, Audrey and Nathan Cain.
Cindy was known for her keen sense of humor and had a collection of clippings, sayings and anecdotes to include in her memorial, all of which will not fit on this page.
Come hear them and celebrate her life on Thursday, August 1 at 11 at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1250 W. Exchange Street, Akron), with a reception following the service. The family will also receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Private entombment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made on Cindy's behalf to Hospice of Visiting Nurse in care of Akron General Foundation (400 Wabash Ave., Akron, OH 44307); American Brain Tumor Association (8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631); or the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Akron. (ADAMS MASON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 330-535-9186)
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on July 30, 2013