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Cynthia “Cindy” Cain

d. April 22, 2023

Cynthia “Cindy” Cain, age 66, of Springfield, IL, passed away on Saturday, April, 22, 2023 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Cynthia was born on October 10, 1956 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Ellen Vinlove. Cindy is preceded in death by her parents.

She married Kevin Cain on June 10, 1994, enjoying nearly 30 years together as best friends and soul mates.

Mourning her passing are, husband, Kevin; son, Christopher Lloyd Violet; step-son, Skyler Cain (fiancé Heather Torres); step-daughter, Shawna Cain (husband Brandon Koida); siblings, Don (wife Sheryl) Vinlove, Linda (husband Dennis) Kall, and David Gene (wife Somjai) Vinlove; several grandchildren, Danielle Violet, Damon Violet, Caitlyn Violet, Chris Violet, Gabrielle Cain, Logan Cain, Rylen Torres, Spencer Cain, and Kenzo Koida; great-grandchild, Ellie; and several nieces and nephews.

She retired from Horace Mann after 30 years and went on to make a successful career with her true passion: antiques and DIY upcycling. She loved transforming vintage items with skill, care and artistry to give them a new life. She and husband Kevin became co-owners of the Rusty Star Marketplace Antique and Craft Mall in Divernon for over ten years.

Cindy was a “dog person” and her dogs were her family. She was also an avid gardener specializing in flowers and landscaping. She always seemed to make everything beautiful around her.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

Visitation for Cindy will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 11:00 AM until time of memorial services at 1:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.

Burial will be held Sugar Grove Cemetery near Sweetwater, Illinois immediately after the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Protective League; 1001 Taintor Rd, Springfield, IL 62702.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at



  1. Kevin and family, I’m very sorry for your loss.

  2. Kevin and all the family, so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. Will keep you all in my prayers.

  3. Cindy was a loving, caring and very talented person. We will miss her deeply. She had touched many lives.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kevin and with all who knew her.

  4. Oh Kevin! I am so so sorry for the tragic loss of your beautiful and talented wife. My deepest sympathies.

  5. Kevin,
    I am shocked and saddened to hear of Cindy’s passing. Please accept my condolences for you and your family. She was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed working with her at Horace Mann and seeing her at Rusty Starr. Take care.

  6. Kevin,
    I am so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. I always thought the world of her. From time to time we would run into one another and we enjoyed our visit. I went out to the Rusty Star often. Please know that your and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 💔

  7. Kevin and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Worked many years with Cindy at Horace Mann. Did a lot of shopping at Rusty Star and enjoyed talking to Cindy there. Such a sweet lady. She will be deeply missed. ❤❤

  8. Dear Kevin and family. I have not known Cindy long, but when I first met her nearly a year ago, I immediately knew she was an especially kind and warm hearted person. I, as I’m sure all of you, am heartbroken at her passing. However, I know that heaven gained someone who will be one of the Lord’s favorite Angels. My heart goes out to you all. I will keep you in my prayers for comfort through this very difficult time.

  9. To the Cain and Vinlove families, relatives and friends. Please accept my deepest condolences for the great and untimely loss of your dear Cindy. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to loose a beloved family member who was always kind, caring and compassionate. I will continue to pray that your fond memories of her supportive and gentle spirit get you through these very difficult times. May God bless you until you meet her again. Godspeed your anguish and heartbreak. 🕊

  10. Kevin,

    Sincere condolences to you and your family. Our hearts break for you, Kevin. Today and always, may loving memories of Cindy bring you strength and comfort.

  11. Kevin and family I want to tell you how sorry I am to hear of Cindy’s passing. I worked under her at Horace Mann and she was always a very good friend and manager. But she was so talented at making such beautiful things that I was glad she finally got to go into it full time. May the Lord give you the strength you need to get through.

  12. Kevin, and family I am so sorry for your loss! I worked under Cindy at Horace Mann for some time she was a kind sweet person, Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! and once again sorry for your loss she will be surely missed!

  13. Kevin I am so glad that I recently spent over 2 hours sharing past memories. We talked grandchildren and shared photos. Beautiful memories for a special lady she will be missed by all of us that knew her.

  14. Kevin, so sad to hear of the loss of Cindy. I enjoyed working with her at Horace Mann. She was so creative and artistic. I still have a topiary she made for me that I put out every fall. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏. Sincerely, Rita Schultz

  15. Kevin;
    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Cindy at Horace Mann and I really enjoyed visiting with her at the Rusty Star. She was so sweet and kind. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless.

  16. Kevin and family,

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I worked with Cindy briefly at Horace Mann and truly enjoyed getting to know her. I pray that she rest in peace, and hope your memories will bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  17. She is a kind and gentle soul; she will be missed… always super nice to me and my family… always!

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