Cindy Hecker Ryder

December 23, 2019

Cynthia L. “Cindy” Hecker Ryder, age 66, of Marysville, died Monday, December 23, 2019 at Monarch Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a former associate of American Electric Power. An animal lover, she was known for her fun-loving and social spirit. Cindy was a 1971 graduate of Marysville High School, where she was a four-year majorette with the MHS marching band. A longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, she was born October 28, 1953 in Columbus and was preceded in death by her mother, V. Lorraine Stevens Hecker. She is survived by her father, William D. Hecker; her sister, Cheryl (Scott) Waters of Marysville; a nephew, Jacob Waters of Dublin; an aunt, Elaine Fichtel of Washington, Georgia; two cousins, Dean Fichtel of Augusta, Georgia and Robbie (Liz) Fichtel of Atlanta, Georgia; and her loving friends and caregivers at Monarch Nursing Home, including her longtime confidant, Sandy Baker. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Underwood Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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