PAULDING – Jeannine “Gus” W. Sinn, age 79, passed away Monday, Jan. 9 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

She was born April 30, 1937 in Van Wert Count, the daughter of Harold and Maxine (Wilson) Tarlton. On June 8, 1958, she married her husband and sweetheart Larry L. Sinn, who survives.

She retired from B.F. Goodrich of Woodburn in 1993. She worked at the Paulding County Courthouse prior to that. She was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Briceton. She was a delegate for the Wernle Children’s Home in Richmond, Ind.. She was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Wayne Trace High School Raiders fan. She loved to camp and spent many summers at the campground. She was also the proudest mother of her daughter, Robin Sinn, and a grandson, Sammy, of Defiance, who also survive.

Gus is survived by her brother, Clifford (Jill) Tarlton of Tucson and sisters-in-law Juleah Sinn of Latty and Diane Sinn of New Haven. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Lora (Mark) Doty and Skip (Marcie) Tarlton of Tucson, Vicki Hagen of Titusville Fla., Tina (Rob) Hazelton of Lakeville, Minn., Denise (Lowell) Yawn of Rhine, Ga., Jeri (Adam) Seeger of Madison, Wis., Jenny (Travis) Brummond of Chelsea, Mich., Tony (Kate) Sinn of Cleveland, Becky VanFleet of Peoria, Ariz., Gene (Sharon) Sinn of Defiance, Tom (Laurie) Sinn, Perry (Annette) Sinn and Mike (Barb) Sinn, all of Latty, and Bobbi (Ken) Macy of Waterloo, Ind. Gus had 11 grandnieces and nephews and a special family friend, Adrianne Batt, besides her church family.

Preceding her in passing were her parents; three brothers-in-law: Don Sinn, Richard Sinn and Dale Yoh; a sister, Tootie Yoh; and her in-laws, Lawrence and Estie Sinn.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at St. John Lutheran Church in Briceton with Pastor Karen Stetins officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at DenHerder Funeral Home, Paulding. Visitation also will be at the church Friday one hour prior to services, from 10-11 a.m.

Memorial contributions to St. John Lutheran Church.

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