Cynthia A. ‘Cindy’ Bayliff, 75, of Cridersville, died at 2:40 a.m., Monday, December 3, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was born May 25, 1937, in Gallipolis, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Champlin Franklin and Ruth Evelyn Spencer Tompkins. On July 5, 1957, she married John E. Bayliff, who survives.
Mrs. Bayliff was a retired Registered Nurse who worked at St. Rita’s Hospital. She was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church. After graduating in 1955 from Pomeroy High School, she attended Bethesda School of Nursing in Cincinnati, and graduated from St. Rita’s School of Nursing. She was a foster mother to 17 foster children.
Survivors include a son, Chris (Debra Garcia) Bayliff of Cridersville; two daughters, Valery (Gary Lee) Bayliff Fultz of Cridersville and Becky (Eric Pierson) Bayliff of Sidney; four grandchildren, Angela Knotts Stiggers, Lynsey (Dominic) Knepper, Blake Bayliff, and Meredith Bayliff; three great-grandchildren, Tyla, Brooklyn, and Dayrius Stiggers; a brother, J. Christopher (Barbara) Tompkins of Wadsworth, Ohio; two step sisters, Shirley Douthit of Pine Mountain, Georgia and Nancy (Jack) Freitas of Huron, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by two children, Mark Newton Bayliff and Lisa Ann Bayliff; and a step-father, Ralph Blauvelt.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., Friday, December 7, 2012, at Cridersville United Methodist Church. Rev. Charles Martindell, Rev. Gail Sims, and Rev. Rick Adams will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery, near Cridersville.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville; and one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cridersville United Methodist Church, Cridersville Rescue Squad, or Angels for Animals.
Condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com.