Ft. White - Iva Kathleen Douglass Cason 85, passed away Dec. 8th at her home after an extended illness. She was born in Polk City, FL, then living her life in Ft. White, FL. She was the daughter of the late James Riley Douglass and Loca Bell Williams Cason. She was also preceded in death by her husband James Eugene Cason. She was a Cadet Nurse at Camp Blanding for several years, and retired from Southern Bell in 1981 where she was a telephone operator. She is a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Lake Butler and First Female President of the Lions Club. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Branford Ward.

She is survived by her daughters, Iva Jean Cason Dukes of Ft. White, Mary Sue Hamilton-Harpe of Newberry and Oweida Harrell of Ft. White; sons Douglas Eugene Cason (Wanda) of Lake Butler and Joseph Brett Cason (Diane) of Ft. White; 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 A.M. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lake Butler Ward. Bishop Robert Cabril will be conducting the services. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening at the Archer Funeral Home from 6 to 8 P.M.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2012