ROCKFORD - Melinda Mindi Shinn, 26, of Rockford, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

She is survived by her son: Braden Etgen, Rockford, Ohio; her father: Michael (Beth) Shinn of Mendon, Ohio; her mother: Carolyn (Dr. Merrill) Shinn Osborn of Willshire, Ohio; her sister: Jennifer Shinn (Joel Miller) of Van Wert; her brother: Christopher Shinn (Kristy Maxwell) and her nieces: Karina and Abbagail, all of Rockford, Ohio. Mindi also leaves behind aunts and uncles: Barb (John) Valentine and Jan (Andrew) Doenges of New Bremen, Ohio, along with several cousins.

Mindi was an outgoing, charismatic young lady with a bright smile and tender heart. She was active with Braden's school functions as well as his sports activities, either cheering from the bleachers or working in the concession stand.

Mindi was employed at Cooper Foods in St. Henry, Ohio, where she worked for the past three years. She was also a member of The Lords Church in Celina, often attending with her brother Chris. Always close to her siblings, Jennifer and Chris were consistently part of her life as she enjoyed spending time with them and their families.

Braden was the smile on her face and the sparkle in her eyes. Mindi never knew a stranger. She was loving and giving and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, Ohio.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.