Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Eckart, 59, of Norman, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018. She was born June 30, 1959 in Pittsburg, Kansas to Marvin and Mary Ellen (McKibben) Chiles.
She grew up in Oklahoma City, attending Oklahoma City public schools, and graduating from John Marshall High School in 1977. Cindy attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving a degree in public administration in May, 1981. She also received a Master of Education degree from the University of Oklahoma in December, 1991.
In November, 1983, she married her husband, David R. Eckart in Oklahoma City.
Cindy began her career in the consulting division of Arthur Anderson & Co., in Oklahoma City, then worked in the undergraduate admissions office at Oklahoma City University for D.H. Dagley Associates. She later went to work for the Federal Reserve Bank in Oklahoma City, and then the Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education (OCCE) in Norman.
Cindy was a loving wife and mother. She was an avid tennis player, snow skier, and beach lover. Cindy was heavily involved in various civic, volunteer, school, and sports organizations. She was a member of Leadership Norman, Assistance League, Norman High School Soccer Booster Club and Oklahoma City All Sports Association among others. Cindy served as the Norman High School PTA president and was active with her children’s sports and academic activities.
Cindy was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, David Eckart of Norman, Oklahoma; son Matthew Eckart, of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Erin Eckart of Norman, Oklahoma; two sisters Cyrena Chiles Eitler of Prince William, Virginia and Jennifer Chiles of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The family will be present to receive friends from 2:00–4:00 pm on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Havenbrook Funeral Home. Memorial Services will begin at 3:00 pm, Monday, November 5, 2018 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 2717 W. Hefner Road in Oklahoma City, officiated by Mark Jardine.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Tom Merrill, the staff of Arbor House Reminisce, and Good Shepherd Hospice for their loving care.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. When contributing, please specify “In memory of Cindy Eckart” or donate online at www.alz.org.