Judith Kay Cassady
Judith Kay Cassady
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Judith Kay Cassady, 75, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Feb. 22, 2017, at Sheboygan (Wisconsin) Senior Community Center.

Judith was born May 20, 1941, in Van Wert, Ohio, the daughter of Carl and Cleora (Bury) McCollum, who both preceded her in death.

She was a 1959 graduate of Van Wert High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Northern University. She continued her education at Eastern Illinois University, where she earned a Master of Science degree in education. Judith completed her education at Southern Illinois University, where she received her Doctorate of Philosophy in education.

Judith married James Richard Cassady on Dec. 1, 1961, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2013.

Throughout her career, Judith served as a professor of education at various universities. These included The University of Southern Mississippi, Bowling Green State University, Ball State University, and Urbana University.

Judith was an active member of the community, where she volunteered at various schools, worked as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, and was an avid bridge player. She was a passionate reader and enjoyed spending time with her friends, family, and especially her grandchildren.

Judith is survived by a daughter, Cara Cassady of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; three sons, Richard Cassady of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Steven (Cathy) Cassady of Kohler, Wisconsin, and Daniel Cassady of West Lafayette, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Matt, Sara, Jack, Samantha, Grant, Carson, Kadie and Madelyn; four sisters, Jill (Carl) Witherow, Laura (Bill) Dun, Mary McCollum and Lisa McCollum, and one brother, Don (Betsy) McCollum.

A Celebration of Life for Judith K. Cassady will take place at the Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH 45891 on Saturday, April 1 from 3-6 p.m. Friends of Judy and her family are all welcome to attend. No RSVP required.

For additional information and online condolences, visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com.