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Cynthia Kay Buckenberger, 67, 198 Mount Zion Drive, Danville, died peacefully while surrounded by her family at the Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, at 2:55 p. m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, after enduring an admirable battle with cancer.
A lifelong resident of Danville, she was born Oct. 20, 1950, the daughter of Marjorie (Folk) Fullmer Schooley, of Danville and the late Harold H. Fullmer Jr.

Cindy was a member of the Class of 1968 at Danville Area High School and graduated from the Reading Hospital School of Nursing in 1971.
For more than 35 years she was a psychiatric nurse and administrator at Danville State Hospital, where she is remembered as a zealous patient advocate and dedicated caregiver, whose mission was driven by competence, ethics, and compassion for the Danville community.
Cindy was a member of the Grove Presbyterian Church, Danville and the Pennsylvania Nurses Association.
Cindy welcomed every friend and family member into her home, where she enjoyed cooking, gardening, knitting, reading and entertaining at Christmas, her favorite time of the year. After her retirement, she would travel frequently with friends and family. She lived her life for her beloved son, Matthew and her two year old granddaughter, Mia, who brought her constant joy. She will be remembered for her generous heart, warm smile and vivacious spirit. She is loved by the scores of people whose lives she enriched by her kindness, her grace and her optimism, even in the face of repeated cancer treatments. She touched many hearts and set an example of strength, courage and dignity for all who were fortunate to know her.

Cindy is survived by her adoring husband and partner of more than 50 years, John R. Buckenberger, who she married on March 16, 1974; her son, Matthew John Buckenberger, and his wife Nicole, and granddaughter, Mia, of Phoenixville; her mother and stepfather, Marjorie and Dale Schooley, of Danville; her brother, Harold H. Fullmer III, and his wife Charlene, of Wayne; her sister, Suzanne, and her husband Olee Stewart, of LasVegas, Nev.; nephews and nieces, Reed Fullmer, Grace Fullmer, Jenny, wife of Lars Bangen, Jeremiah Foley, and his wife Paige, and Harold H. Fullmer IV and his wife, Amber; three sisters-in-law, Sandy (Buckenberger) Fegley, Shirley (Buckenberger) Kline, and Carol (Buckenberger) Balliet; and two aunts, Gretta (Fullmer) Lynn and Connie (Fullmer) Cabera.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in Grove Presbyterian Church, 330 Bloom St., Danville, with her former pastor, the Rev. Robert J. Andrews officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.

If so desired, the family requests that donations in Cynthia's memory be made to the Danville Ambulance Association, c/o Dawn Gill, 740 A St., Danville, PA 17821.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Road, Danville.
Condolence messages and photographs may be posted at www.krinerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on November 11, 2017
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