Cindy Sue (Sterling) Niknam

August 18, 1960 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 61)



Cindy Sue (Sterling) Niknam, 61, passed away in the evening of September 2, 2021.  Cindy was  born August 18, 1960, in Ravenna, Ohio, the daughter of George A. and Norma J. (Glenn) Sterling.

Cindy graduated from Westland High School, class of 1978.  She received her Associate Degree from 

Ohio Valley Christian College in West Virginia. She moved back to central Ohio and attended Ohio State

University.  Later in life Cindy became a licensed minister and started the church group, Freedom

Fellowship. She volunteered at Darby Creek Metro Park,  Ohio Wildlife Center and also taught sign

language at Tolles Career & Technical Center.  She loved taking groups of friends to the Renaissance and

Viking Festivals in OH.  Cindy enjoyed doing leather work, knitting/crocheting and interior decorating for

herself and others.

Cindy is survived by her three children, Dustin Maguire and wife Stephanie of NC,  Nourie Niknam of VA,

and Judah Niknam and fiancé Hayley of OH; one sister, Connie Fullen, one brother, John Sterling, and her

mother Norma Sterling all from OH. She is also survived by her niece Tara (Fullen) and husband

Prashanth Bejai of VA; and nephew Joshua and wife Miranda Fullen of OH. 

A memorial service will be held from 1:00-5:00pm, Sunday, September 19, 2021, at the American Legion

Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd, Pickerington, OH 43147. Gifts in Cindy’s memory are asked to be donated to

the Columbus Zoo or Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park system.


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Memorial Service
September 19, 2021

5:00 PM
American Legion Post (Pickerington)

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