Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1994

Cindy Miller Merka CYNTHIA ANN "CINDY" MILLER MERKA, 43, passed away on March 30, 2020 after a 26-month battle with Metastatic Melanoma. Interment was in the Siloah Cemetery at McDade. Cindy was born on May 11, 1976 in Ranger, TX to Truman & Janie Miller. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1994. She graduated from Cisco Junior. College, obtaining her Cosmetology License and studying Child Psychology. While attending Cisco she met the love of her life, Eric Merka, they moved to Eric's hometown of Elgin, married and were blessed with the births of 2 sons: Grant & Blake. Cindy's love of children, cheerleading, gymnastics inspired her to open "Texas Tumblers and Cheer Express". Where she taught cheer and tumbling and touched the lives of many. She decided to continue her education and went back to college obtaining her BA from Texas State University and began he career as a teach at Neidig Elementary and later at B.T.W Elementary. While at B.T.W. her passion to empower others, led to purse her master's degree from Lamar University and become a Counselor at B.T.W where she touched the lives of so many Elgin students. When she wasn't mentoring her hobbies included: horse back riding, fishing, photography, arts & crafts, but most of all youth sports, especially following "her boys" in any activity they were ever involved in. Cindy's had a bright and energetic personality and touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life. She was loved and will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, John & Margaret Graham, Winifred & Dorothy Miller (RHS-1948) and Stella Grant. Cindy is survived by her loving husband Eric Merka, the lights of her life son's Grant Merka (fiancÚ Alli Lohn) and Blake Merka. Parents Truman & Janie Miller, sister Melinda Miller Griffin (RHS-1989) (Biff), brother Tony Miller (RHS-1991, Stella) sister-in-law Tami Bond (Duane), brother-in-law Steve Merka (Carol), mother and father-in-law John and Shirley McKamie. She is also survived by nieces; Shelby Corder (Cody) Julie Griffin, Cassidy Griffin, Nicol Miller, Jordan Merka, Madison Bond. Nephews; Tyler, Thomas and Tandy Miller, Clint and Cade Merka, Tyler Barchenger, Jaxen and Parker Bond. Her great nieces and nephews Andi and Creed Corder.