DeKALB – Isabel S. Cash, 94, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away in the early morning hours of Feb. 19, 2013 at her home at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb, after a brief illness. She was born May 20, 1918, in Joliet, to Richard and Mary Stoops.|
Isabel had a beloved older sister, Mary Margaret, and brother, Marshall. The family later moved to Jacksonville, where she graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1936 and MacMurray College in 1940. She then obtained a master's degree in educational counseling at Columbia in New York City. She began her career as a freshman English teacher in 1941, at Glenbard High School in Glen Ellyn. In 1943, she joined Northern Illinois Teachers College (Northern Illinois University). She advanced into the role of assistant dean of women, which she held until 1953. She remembered her years at NIU fondly.
In 1952, Isabel married Francis Cash, who was a World War II veteran and local attorney. They resided in DeKalb and had two children: Mary Cash (Lewis) and John Cash.
Isabel was a member of the First Congregational Church for 63 years. She was devoted to her grandchildren, Mark Haigh, David Haigh (Tania), Michael Haigh, Kimberly Cash, Daniel Cash, and Jeffrey Cash. She recently became a proud great-grandmother to Vivian Maria Haigh.
An avid reader, she loved traveling and visiting family. Known for her kindness and positive attitude, she will be sorely missed by her loving family.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at First Congregational United Church of Christ with the Revs. Joseph Gastiger and Judy Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb.
A memorial fund will be established for the Congregational Church and The Salvation Army.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home. To send an online condolence, visit www.RonanMooreFinch.com; 815-758-3841.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Feb. 21, 2013