Cynthia Loraine Snodgrass Niemann Jones of Jamestown, PA passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at her home following an extended illness. She is now at home with the Lord. She was born in Cleveland, OH on August 24, 1955, the daughter of Raymond L. and Betty (Vilk) Snodgrass. She married C. Barton Jones July 3, 1997; he survives.
Cynthia graduated from Twinsburg High School in Ohio, obtained her bachelor's degree in theater from Otterbein University and a master's degree from the University of Akron. In Cleveland, she performed in the Center Repertory Theater production of "Vanities" under the direction of Tom Fulton. For that performance she received a best actress award from the Cleveland Critic's Circle.
Cindy continued her love of the theater while teaching acting at Lakeland Community College in Mentor, OH, where she founded the Lakeland Civic Theater, Lakeland Community College's two-year semi-professional training program. She also worked at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, where she directed many plays and worked as adjunct faculty in theatre and coordinator of the Resch/Drinko performing arts summer program.
Cindy enjoyed home renovation and decorating and her beloved pets, Shadow, Baby and Pumpkin. She was currently working with her husband at his law firm in Jamestown, PA.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Warren S. Jones, her mother Betty Snodgrass of Greenville, PA; a sister, Connie Morra and her husband, Michael, of Overland Park, KS; her mother-in-law, Vera Jones of Jamestown; brothers-in-law Gregory Jones and Douglas Jones; sister-in-law Sandra Saben and their spouses; a nephew Gary Rupp and great niece Delaney of Overland Park.
Services will be private at the families convenience.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 415 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA 16134 or the Westford United Methodist Church, 2031 Westford Rd., Jamestown, PA 16134.
Barton, we are so sorry for your loss of Cynthia. Prayers go out to you and your family from Larry and Paula Gearhart
Barton and Family,
Our hearts are with you at this difficult time, and you are in our prayers.
With deepest sympathies,
Amy and Robert Russell
Cindy was my best friend in high school. We were cheerleaders together and spent many days enjoying Lake Plata.
All these years have goes by and we still kept in touch.
I’m so sadden by this news and again ask God why he takes a beautiful person so early in her life when she still has a long list of inspirational things to do on this earth.
I pray that she is no longer in pain and at peace. May the heavens welcome her and I hope she is reacquainted with all the old pets she once had , her dad and other people that she loved .
Your presence on earth will live on.
Bobbi Herrick Jindra
Lake Villa ,Il
Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy! she was a great lady!
Dixie & Ed Rhoades
Dear Bart and family,
Paul and I feel the loss of Cindy’s presence in our lives. We’ve shared many milestones together over the years and are very grateful to have known her. She is the reason we met and married so long ago. Our mutual love for the theater, animals and renovating homes was just the beginning of our friendship. Long absences never diminished our fondness for each other or the easy laughter we shared. She was an inspiration and it was a blessing to have known her. Godspeed, dearest Cindy.
Dear Bart, Ann, and family,
Cindy was truly an amazing person, she lit up the room. She was a wonderful friend who taught me to cross-country ski. She was so gutsy and courageous with her many projects and her life. I am so sorry she was ill, glad she is at peace. She will be truly missed. Karen Slywczak
I was so sad with the passing of Cindy. You have both always been very special to me.
Your in my prayers. May Peace be with you. Sam P.
What very sad news. I knew Cindy and her very nice parents when I Life Guarded at Lake Plata in the early 70s. A few of us still keep in touch from those days.