Cindy (Ward) Wine-Martinez

March 30, 2018

Cindy (Ward) Wine-Martinez, 62, passed away on March 30th, 2018 from a battle with cancer that lasted over 15 years. She was born on October 5th, 1955 in Frankfort, IN to Robert “Jack” & Shelia (Kriel) Ward.

Cindy was a 1973 graduate of Frankfort High School and attended Indiana State and Purdue University. Cindy was known for her energy and drive that she brought to everything she did. She hosted radio and television programs spanning from Indiana to Arizona.

In Arizona she broke down barriers as host of one of the nation’s first dual female co-hosted radio programs. In Indiana she found her light as a news anchor and weather woman on television while maintaining her presence on radio. Leaving TV, she found herself hosting three morning shows across multiple formats, proving her range and flexibility. After nearly three decades, Cindy retired her mic and headphones for real estate allowing her more time with her family.

By jumping into real estate with the same vigor and dedication she always had she was awarded several times by both Century 21 and MIBOR Groups for her outstanding performance in sales and service. Proving time and again to be one of Indy’s leading real estate agents for several years.

Over the last 15+ years, Cindy has been a champion for breast cancer awareness, promoting the Susan G. Komen Foundation through radio and television bringing her army of loyal friends, and fans alike, to the Race for the Cure in Indianapolis.

Cindy was not only a star and trail blazer in radio and television, fiercely competitive business woman and dance instructor but a loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and without a doubt a friend who could always be counted on to be in your corner.

Though Cindy worked in various other markets, and varying careers, she was always a hard worker, always in charge, dressed to impress and never without her heels. Cindy stole the show no matter the arena.

Memorial donations may be made in Cindy’s honor to the First Christian Church of Frankfort, Indiana.

Visitation and Services

A celebration of life will be held on April 14th, 2018 at First Christian Church, 58 S. Columbia St, Frankfort, IN 46041. Service will be held at 3 pm with visitation to follow with friends and family in the Church Fellowship Hall.   Goodwin Funeral Home of Frankfort, Indiana is assisting the family with services. 

Survived by:

Cindy is survived by her husband Angel Martinez of Frankfort, mother Shelia Ward of Frankfort, Sons Tyler (Leigh Ann) Wine of Pinehurst NC, John “Jay” (Kelly) Settergren III of Anthem AZ, and her grandchildren Aubrie and Brett Wine.

Preceded by:

Preceding Cindy in death was her father Robert “Jack” Ward. 


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26 Condolences for “Cindy (Ward) Wine-Martinez”

  1. Naveen Chilakapati April 4, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Rest in peace

  2. Kyle April 4, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    A coworker, mentor, & friend. Cindy taught me a lot about broadcasting and life. One never to back down but always let you know she loved you. Rest well my friend! Love you!
    Kyle Street Middays Live 99.9

  3. Paul Creasy April 4, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    My condolences go out to Angel, Sheila, Tyler & John and all of the family for the loss of Cindy, may she RIP. She was a very special person and a dear friend that will be missed by many.

  4. Kelly Smith April 4, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    I will miss you sis. I will forever cherish our times and memories together.

  5. Mike Ringham April 4, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Will be dearly missed! Will miss your smile and your humor! Heaven gained an Angel!

  6. Randy Hitch April 4, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Cindy it was a pleasure to know you from school and I will l always remember you. You are a real Angel.

  7. Lisa Lushin April 4, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I met Cindy during the darkest time in my life and she was an absolute angel to me. What a beautiful person she was inside and out. I always admired her strength and wisdom. My deepest sympathy to her family during this difficult time. May God comfort you all.

  8. Jeanne Gauvin April 4, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    You have earned your wings you earthly angel. Use them now to soar and float free from the pain. Your posts and pics will be missed. My prayers are with all of her friends and family during this difficult time.

  9. Terry Flood April 4, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    My condolences to Cindy’s family, if you see my wife in Heaven hug her for me, RIP Cindy

  10. Amy McLane April 5, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Though I never got to meet her in person, Cindy & I became friends on social media due to our shared careers in broadcasting. I will never forget the night in March, 2011 that she comforted me in the wee hours after I had just learned of the shocking suicide of a friend. She talked to me on the phone during those dark hours immediately after learning of his death. I was so saddened on Friday to hear of her passing and I had been praying for her for a long time during her illness. My heart goes out to you Tyler and John (Jay) & families and to her mother & especially to Angel. Sending you all love and light. Cindy’s Facebook Friend Amy in Pennsylvania.

  11. Lynn Jones April 5, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Cindy, I know you are in Heaven now, taking charge and getting everyone lined up. You and I had a special friendship, but i believe everyone who knew you came to feel the same way. You gave it all you had, as you always did. Even though we always argued who was the prettiest , I always knew it was you, even when I put you down as my grandmother on Facebook and you just laughed. Love you, my friend, Cindy. Have a blast in Heaven. We will meet there someday. You are already missed down here by so many dear people. your friend, Lynn.

  12. Susie Plunkitt April 5, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Dear Angel, so very sorry for the loss of Cindy. I do not think that I will be at the service because I have another event that I have planned on attending for months. I may get back into town in time, but if I do not please know that I extend my sincerest sympathy to you & yours. I don’t know whether I will see you in town at Walmart again sometime, but I hope to & I will give you a big hug then. God knows your pain & He will console you with a peace that is without understanding. Please also tell your son, Angel, that I am very sorry & I hope to see him again sometime. Love you both. Susie

  13. John Martinez April 5, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Really sad to hear about Cindy, A big loss to our class of 73. My prayers go out to the family. She will never be forgotten.

  14. Glenn Cunningham April 5, 2018 at 10:03 am

    She was one of a kind and will be missed by so many people. Condolences to Cindy’s family and loved ones. RIP beautiful.

  15. Cindy & Ora Reeder April 5, 2018 at 10:42 am

    To Cindy’s family,
    I have know Cindy since I was in grade school. She was always happy, sincere, loving, outgoing and more. In 2010 I came across Cindy’s page in Caring Bridge at a low time in my life and read what Cindy had put out on her page. This gave me the strength I needed to make it through my treatments. I also communicated with Cindy often and she even told stories about my husband and how he taught her, her first swear word. Sorry about that Cindy. I will never forget this special woman that was full of life, great love to all and drive in everything she done. To Angel my heart aches for your loss. To John and Tyler you had a very special mom and she was loved by all and she was very proud of her family. To Sheila you brought up a special gal and taught her kindness, happiness, understanding and most of all love of her fellow man. God’s blessings to all and may God give you comfort in this sad time. Cindy watch over your family as their Guardian Angel. I will miss you Cindy!

  16. Vickie Gibson April 5, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I am so sorry about the passing of Cindy she was so awesome and brave! We all will miss her. May God give you all comfort at this time.

  17. Sarah and Carter McKeithan April 5, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Her family and friends have our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Lori Broyles April 5, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Forever my Bestie, Forever in my heart, Forever missed. I love you, Cin! xo

  19. Joni Marcum Hendrix April 6, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Rest in peace my dear friend. You will be so missed….Fly high. Prayers to the family.

  20. Stanley Seretny April 8, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    In 1991, I met Cindy at an ice-cream social in Indianapolis, IN. This was held on the circle downtown. She said, “This is Cindy Wine signing off.”
    May she R.I.P. She will be missed by all.

  21. Steve Bache April 8, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    I loved Cindy for her bravery and spirit for life. My condolences to her family. She will be missed.

  22. Jenny Harris April 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    For Cindy’s family,
    I did not know Cindy very long or very well….however…..after just one or two conversations you felt like you were long time friends. Prayers for her family….but thankful Cindy is home and safe.

  23. Carol Sutton Workman April 10, 2018 at 10:59 am

    I have so many sweet memories of growing up as neighbors with Cindy and her dear parents, Jack and Sheila. We reconnected on Facebook to remember the fun times together walking to Riley, riding our sting-ray bikes all over town and way out in the country, playing hide and seek, roller skating on sidewalks, camping out in our backyard, movies at the Roxy, waiting for the new Archie comic book at Schuler’s, suffering through the poison ivy summer together (must have gone swimming in it somewhere down by Dorner Park), our parents sitting on the porch and visiting while we kids ran around the neighborhood like wild animals in the dark before being called home….. we both agreed that we were so blessed to grow up in those times in Frankfort. Cindy was so talented and one-of-a-kind, even as a young child! She served as an inspiration to many people, and I will never forget her, dear friend.

  24. Amy Burkhart-Jeffries April 12, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    I learned how to be a strong professional woman working for Cindy at C21. She taught me to strive for the corner office while caring deeply about people and building others up.

    Prayers for Tyler and John.

  25. Cathy Patterson April 13, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Cindy you will be missed, you are a very special lady. I am proud to have met you and spend time with you, Jack and Shelia. What a wonderful lady who has been through so much may you be in no more pain. R.I.P and just know that I will toast a drink to you and Jack as well as share a chocolate bar for you. Prayers to Shelia, Tyler and Jay as well as the rest of your family. Love you

  26. Roy Hoffman November 3, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Cindy, I’m so sorry to hear of your passing. You and I had a lot of fun on radio. I still remember when you surprise me you just told me to sit down put the headset on and go for it I’ve been on TV and radio for many years, but that caught me by surprise. I will see you in the afterlife, Love You

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