February 6, 1958 – July 9, 2017Cindy went to be with our Father in Heaven on Sunday July 9, 2017, while resting peacefully in the beautiful home that she and her husband of 25 years, William J. Jahns, were able to carry out their dreams together.   She described him as “The Ultimate Husband” and “Greatest Love” she has ever known and he loves her dearly with his whole heart, for all eternity. She leaves a legacy which will carry on through her best friend and daughter, Jennifer M. Belcher and granddaughter, her “Ruby” Racquel M. Slusher, followed by Deonna L. Belcher and three great grandsons. Cindy was graciously grafted into the Jahns’ family who loved her dearly.  She will be laid to rest near to her beloved, late father-in-law Gary W. Jahns. Sharing our tears of sorrow and countless memories of joyful times Cindy will be in the hearts of her mother-in-law Charlotte K. Jahns, in-laws Sandy, Mark, Savannah, Nick, Chandra, Little Charlotte, Dakota, Dee, Zach, Tabatha, Dylan, Dehlia, Rob, their extended loved ones

and all of their many children.

 She was preceded by her natural relatives: mother Joan Leonard, step-father Claude Leonard, natural father Nicholas Connell, sister Mary Rhodes, brother Danny Connell.  Her surviving natural family: nephew David Rhodes, brother Nick Connell, niece Shawn Connell, close cousins Michael, Stephanie, Lynn, Kelly, Jim and their many children.  Cindy has bonded Joshua Miller as “Son” and he along with many of us have claimed her as “Angel to this Earth.”God not only blessed Cindy with so many loved ones, she has also always expressed that God sent her “Roscoe,” her cherished dog, that healed, protected and comforted her always, never leaving her side, even in passing. Cindy has been an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, relative and friend.  Her legacy leaves a mark of shine, sparkle and love for all who knew her and hear her story. 

Our Sister in Christ, until we meet again at the Last Supper…

We love you always.

Services will be held at:

Kutis Funeral Home

10151 Gravois

St. Louis, MO 63123



Visitation Times:

Friday, July 14, 2017

Family   3:00pm – 4:00pm

Public    4:00pm – 9:00pm


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Public     10:00am – 11:00am

Services 11:00am


Funeral & Place of Rest:

Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery

999 North Keebler Avenue

Collinsville, Illinois 62234