Cindy Elliott

Obituary of Cindy Sue Elliott

Cindy Sue Saar was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 29, 1958 to the union of Charles and Joyce (Cowden) Saar. Cindy attended Libbey High School in Toledo. On November 17, 1977 she wed Michael Elliott. The couple were blessed with two sons and two daughters. Cindy and her family lived overseas for a time when her husband was stationed in Germany with the United States Army. She was employed as the store manager of Half Off Card Shop in the former Frenchtown Square Mall in Monroe, Michigan for many years.

Cindy and her son maintained a flower garden lush with Zinnias and her favorite flower, Marigolds. They considered it their “therapy” and enjoyed spending the time together. Part of Cindy’s daily routine was making sure she fed the birds and had plenty of peanuts for the squirrels, who came to visit. Cindy was adventurous in the kitchen and enjoyed trying new recipes. Her family always looked forward to tasting her specialty chicken alfredo and variety of salads. She had a vast collection of Angel figurines filling the shelves in her home. Cindy adored her grandchildren. She played games with them and sat outside in the heat all day long as they splashed about in the pool. Most importantly, she prayed with them and taught them about God.

Cindy was very spiritual and a devout Christian. She attended Monroe Full Gospel Church and Stewart Road Church of God. She read the Bible often and kept a prayer journal. Cindy often tuned in to the Christian radio station, Smile FM. She would sing along to her favorite song, “Take Me to the King” by Tamela Mann. Cindy truly abided by the Commandment to “Love Thy Neighbor”. She looked after everyone, babysat for children and shared vegetables from her garden. Cindy abided by the golden rule and loved others how she wanted to be loved. She offered everyone grace, mercy, and compassion. Cindy never lost her faith throughout her illness and praised Jesus to the end. Her hands were raised to the Lord until the last moments before she was welcomed into the Heavenly Kingdom.

Cindy Sue Elliott, age 63, of Monroe, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 16, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents: Chuck and Joyce Saar; husband: Michael Elliott in 2012; sister: Linda Young, brother: Chuck Saar Jr.; sister in-law: Ara Saar; brother in-law: Skip Young; and nephew: Doug Young.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Jaimie (Tim) Stutsman, Brandon Elliott, Joyce Hindbaugh, and Jeffrey (Tiffany) Elliott; grandchildren: David, Jordan, Nick, Rafe, Paige (Frank), Madison, Taylor, Alexis, Caleigh, Bailey, and Jacy; one great-granddaughter and three great-grandson; sisters: Jean (Stewart) Lavigne, Sharon (Mike) Michalak, Florence (Milad) Baddar, and Helen Buck (Cork); brothers: Doug (Lori) Saar, Larry (Georgia) Saar, and Danny Saar; close friend and former neighbor: Elaine Brooks; Stacy and Emmalee who were like a daughter and granddaughter; friends: Julie Geierman, Beverly Johnson, Dennis Schroeder, and Kathy Abshire; children whom Cindy babysat: James and Decklan; and their mothers: McKenzie and Leann.

A Celebration of Cindy’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.

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