SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Jennifer L. Cunningham, 42 of Salem, passed away on  April 10, 2023,  at the Salem Community Hospital.

Jennifer was born on March 12, 1981 in Youngstown.

Jennifer was a 1999 graduate of Boardman High School.

She worked for TJX, Southwoods scheduling and Star Imaging.

Jennifer loved camping with her closest  friends, she also enjoyed kayaking, swimming, golfing and vacationing. She loved watching her Pittsburgh Steelers and her favorite holiday was St. Patrick’s Day. She had a heart of gold. Jennifer was the life of the party and left an unforgettable impression on everyone she met.

Jennifer is survived by her beloved mother, Dawn M. Trickett (Patrick); her  brother, Jeffrey M. Hardie (Brittaney); her cousins, Kelly (Jen), Rachelle, Bobby (Andrea), Missy (Rocky), Tiffy (Julie) and Jenna (Cory); eight nieces and nephews; her brother from another mother, MB (Megan) and her precious fur babies, Spooner and Bronx, along with a very large extended family. 

She was preceded in death by father, Gary Hardie; Donald R. (Papa) and Donna Jean (Nana) Vandenbord; aunts, Diane Sargent and Dana (Bobby) Carroll; cousin, Michael Carroll; grandparents, William and Evelyn Hardie; aunts, Jean (Butch) and Janet McLaughlin and uncles, William (Helen) and Robert.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home, Inc., 258 Poland Avenue in Struthers, where a service for Jennifer will start at 4:00 p.m.

Jennifer will be missed by all that knew her.

In place of flowers, donations can be made to Angels for Animals and the American Heart Association.

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A television tribute will air Thursday, April 13 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.