Cindy Ruonavaara

February 14, 2022

Cindy Ruonavaara

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Cynthia Spires “Cindy” Ruonavaara, 61, of Newberry, died at her residence.


Born on July 29, 1960 in Merced, CA, she was a daughter of Joseph Nathaniel Spires, Sr. and the late Alice Goodman Davis. Cindy worked for Family Dollar and Dollar General for many years. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, playing games on her phone, and playing bingo.


She is survived by her fathers, Joseph Nathaniel Spires, Sr. and Robert Lee Grissett; her husband, Raymond Ruonavaara; a daughter, Jessica “Jess" Gibson (George), a son, Raymond “Ray” Kelly (Lindsey), a sister, Juanita “Nita” Brehm (Johnny), brothers, Don Spires and Bryan Spires (Kristie); sister-in-law, Tammy Spires; grandchildren, K.P. Jones, Madison “Maddie” Jones, Zackary “Zacky” Parnell, Allyson “Ally Cat” Parnell, Noah “No No”Gibson, Liam “Lee Lee” Gibson; Aaron Gage Kelly, Jaxon Connor Kelly, and Camden Rhett Kelly; a bunch of nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Billie Ruonavaara; and a sister-in-law, Colletta Ruonavaara. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph “Joey” Spires, Jr.




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