Sandra “Cindy” Katris, 64, of Warsaw, fell asleep in the Lord and entered unto eternal life on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

Born on Oct. 13, 1957, in Elmhurst, Ill., Cindy was the youngest of four children, and is survived by her siblings: Paula (Robert) Polston, Joe Schmitz and Joan (Roger) Smith; and preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Virginia (Capuana) Schmitz.

She was united in marriage to her love and best friend Chris Katris on July 12, 1992, in Elmhurst, Ill.

She lived in the Chicago area for the first half of her life, until she moved to Warsaw after marrying Chris. There she devoted and shared her life with her surviving husband and their four children: Krista (33), Dean (26), Stephani (24) and Jennifer (24). She was an exceptional wife, mother, sister and friend. Nothing gave her more pleasure in life than spending time with her family and the many wonderful friends whom she cherished. All that knew her felt and received her authentic and genuine love and care. She touched the lives of so many with her giving, generous and humble spirit – and her joyous and contagious smile always filled the space around her. Cindy was an avid supporter of the many causes and organizations she held close to her heart, including her beloved St Andrew Greek Orthodox Church (member since 1992), Baker Youth Club or other charitable institutions within the community; she gave freely of her time, effort and love.

Cindy’s love will forever live on within her husband, children, family and friends. We will all continue to pray for Cindy and ask that she always prays for us from her new vantage point. Cindy is so loved by so many and will be greatly missed.

Rest in peace to a loving wife and mother. Αι?νια η μν?μη και καλ? παρ?δεισο. (May her memory be eternal and may she enjoy paradise).

The viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 27 from 1 until 8 p.m. at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw. A Trisagion prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 52455 Ironwood Road, South Bend, with a visitation one hour prior (starting at 10 a.m.) to the service. Rev. Father John Tsikalas will officiate the services. The burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  

Cindy spent countless hours volunteering in her church and various charitable organizations.

With this in mind, we kindly request that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of Sandra (Cindy) Katris be made to the following organizations: St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church – (Bookstore Renovation on the pulldown menu), 52455 Ironwood Road South Bend, IN 46635, online donation -; or Baker Youth Club, 1401 E. Smith St., Warsaw, IN 46580, online donation -; or Cleveland Clinic’s Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655, online donation - Please include the name of the deceased and area in the memo section on the check.

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