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Cleta C. Cassady, 90, of Rockford, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 in Presence St. Anne Center. Born on October 26, 1927, in Glenwood, MO, the daughter of Ace Albert and Bertha Leona (Montgomery) Saulsbury. Cleta married Edwin Cassady, Sr. on October 26, 1943, in Lancaster, MO. He predeceased her on January 20, 2008. She was past president of the Rockford Women's Bowling Association. Cleta co-owned with her husband, Cleta's Snack Wagon for 20 years at Sinnissippi Garden. She will be missed by her Valley View Coffee Group. Cleta enjoyed playing poker and bingo.
Survived by her children, Connie (Robert) Kauppinen of Davis, IL, Vicki (Dr. Gary) Foster of Machesney Park, IL, Pattie (Frank) Cesarek of Rockford, IL, Edwin (Marilyn) Cassady, Jr. of San Francisco, CA, and Cee (Bronek) Ruszkowski of Guyton, GA; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one sister; and one brother. Also predeceased by her parents; 5 sisters; and 5 brothers.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford with Pastor Chad McKenna officiating. Visitation will be held at 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107.

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  1. Mary Nichols

    I remember your Mom and her cowbells at softball games. Sorry for your loss. Mary and the Johnson Girls...Jennifer, Leanne, Susan and Wendy

  2. Denise & Dave Stone

    Patti & Dan - Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Cleta touched anyone who was given the gift of getting to know her. Cleta had an enormous yet gentle, peaceful presence. A live well lived for Cleta.

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