Lynn Bailey Cadle
1941 - 2018
McNeill Funeral Home & Cremation Service
109 Shaw Street
Martinez, GA
Lynn Bailey Cadle passed away peacefully at the age of 76 Thursday, January 11 at home surrounded by family. She grew up in the small fishing village of Petersburg, Alaska and graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. She went on to earn both Master's and Doctorate degrees in Education from the University of Georgia. Dr. Cadle later served as the Special Education Director for Burke County and Columbia County where she was a tireless advocate for exceptional children. She was elected to be the first woman Superintendent of Schools in Columbia County, earning the prestigious distinction as Woman of Excellence in Education given by the YWCA and Girl Scout Council of Augusta in 1994. After retiring from the public school system, she taught at the collegiate level and was Acting Chair of in the Department of Clinical and Professional Studies at Augusta State University. In retirement, she was an active advisor for the Parent Infant Network of Educational Services, a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church choir, and president of Tuesdays Music Live program.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren W. Bailey, DMD, and Ann Hicks Bailey, her infant sister Norma Jean Bailey, and her brother, Warren W. Bailey, M.D. She will be lovingly remembered by her devoted husband, Fred Cadle, and her children Steve Schumann (Denise), Ayn Colsh (Duncan), Christy Van Meter (James), Kim Livingston (Kip), Mary Vigneri (Tommy), and Laura Wall (Brad), and grandchildren Lyndsay and Bailey Colsh, Emily and Alex Schumann, Matthew, Jordan, and Andrew Livingston, Adam and Megan Vigneri, Will, Laynie, and Michael Van Meter, Braden and Anna Claire Wall, and her great granddaughter, Ava Colsh.

Friends remember Lynn as warm, gracious, and easily approachable. She frequently has been described as someone who was a model for others to emulate. She made the world a better place wherever she went.

Burial service with committal immediately following will be held at 11:00 on Monday, January 15 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Please send memorials to St. Paul's Music Program in lieu of flowers.

McNeill Funeral Home 109 Shaw Street Martinez, GA 706.364.9122

Published by The Augusta Chronicle on Jan. 13, 2018.
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To Fred, Ayn, Mary and Laura: I just learned about Lynn today. I am so very sorry, especially sorry that we let our friendship lapse. I have so many fond memories of her and the entire family. And I know your entire family has so much love and fond memories of an awesome wife and mother...these will sustain you. With Sympathy and Love, Judy Burrows.
Judy Burrows
August 13, 2018
Lynn brought energy and kindness to every group and project. We at Tuesday's Music Live will miss her very much.
Liz Anne Johnson
January 16, 2018
I am sorry for your loss.
January 16, 2018
I knew Lynn in Petersburg. She was a truly exceptional person in all ways. I will miss her.
Diane White
January 15, 2018
Dear Ayn and Family, so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and prayers.
Love, Mary Beth
Mary Beth Arnold
January 15, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Lynn was very special to me and will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you peace and comfort.
Elizabeth Deneke
January 15, 2018
Ann and Family, May the loving memories you have of your Mom lift and comfort you through this time of sadness. She will be greatly missed.
Sheryl Irwin
January 15, 2018
So sorry for your loss!
Twyla Kneece
January 15, 2018
I knew Lynn well especially when we both taught together at ASU. She was a truly lovely, kind lady. She and my best friend, Alice Pollingue, were great friends. Now, I shall miss both Alice and Lynn...two outstadning special educators. Sincerely Paulette Harris
January 15, 2018
In this season of football heroes and legends, the titles also apply to one very special lady who served in the field of education. To the many families she so positively impacted in the area of special education, Lynn Cadle is a hero. To so many of us who had the privilege of working with her, she provided relentless support, guidance, knowledge and friendship in vast educational capacities. Lynn Cadle will remain in my memory an educational legend.
Kathy Hughes Williams
January 15, 2018
You know our thoughts and prayers are with you guys....
Derek Vanover
January 14, 2018
What a wonderful lady. She will be sorely missed. My condolences to the family
Sandra Mashburn
January 14, 2018
Lynn was the epitome of a woman who knew and loved Jesus As her Savior and demonstrated that love to all who knew her. I will miss her dearly.
Melanie Louks
January 14, 2018
What a gracious and thoughtful lady. She hired me after being an at- home mom and encouraged and supported me. She was wonderful to work for and a pleasure to know. God Bless her family during this time.
Judy Laster
January 14, 2018
I am very saddened over Dr Cadles passing. My deepest condolences to the family.
Mark Herbert
January 14, 2018
So sad to hear this news!Dr.Cadle was a great person as is her whole family!It was a pleasure to have known and worked for them.My prayers and deepest sympathy for your loss!
Michael McCullough
January 14, 2018
I met Lynn twice - once to see my new pup at 4 weeks and the second time to pick him up and bring him home. I saw a woman with grace and strong spirit. Finnegan and I wish you all peace of mind and heart.
Michelle Wiles
January 13, 2018
I was so sorry to hear about my beloved Professor. Dr. Cadle provided me a very firm foundation in the field of special education and life itself. I am forever thankful to have had her in my life. You will be missed but never forgotten.
Valerie Hankerson
January 13, 2018
I have only fond memories of Dr. Cadle. Her family is in my prayers
Amy Florie Tran
January 13, 2018
We were so sorry to hear about Lynn's passing,Lynn was a very Dear Lady and we always thought Highly of Lynn and the Cadle family. Fred you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.
Clint And Anne Huff
January 13, 2018
Prayers to you all
Kristin. Clark -Richards
January 13, 2018
I was so sad to hear of Lynn's death after her battle with cancer. I lost my spouse 24 years ago to cancer so understand. Lynn was such a neat lady.
Kay Bennett
January 13, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Lynn. She was an exceptional and wonderful person. She made such a difference for the children of Columbia County. The family is in our thoughts and prayers
Beth and Tom Dohrmann
January 13, 2018
I admired Dr. Cadle as an educator and a person. She set high standards while treating those around her with respect and grace. She was a positive influence for those who came into contact with her. Prayers for her family during this time of sadness.
Vickie Ramos
January 13, 2018
So sorry to hear of your loss. I'll be praying for many joyous memories of her and her impact in the community in the midst of the painful loss and grief.
Gary Beaudreau
January 13, 2018
Thoughts & prayers for the family! I thought the world of Dr. Cadle & I am so thankful for her influence in my life.
Kim Thornhill
January 13, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Richard Ashworth
January 13, 2018
Such a sweet soul who touched so many hearts. Prayers for Lynn's family.
Melissa Friedman
January 12, 2018
We first met Lynn when my brother, James married Christy. She was so wonderful to all of us, always making us feel every bit a part of her family. I know she will be dearly missed my all. Our thoughts, love, and prayers go out to the entire family. God Bless!
John and Sherill McQuain
January 12, 2018
Laura and family, prayers and love as you grieve the loss of this sweet lady! Heaven gained a special Angel!!! She was a wonderful educator who brought many positive changes to Columbia County! She will be greatly missed!
Joy Collman
January 12, 2018
So sorry for your loss, your family in my prayers.
Dorothy Smith
January 12, 2018
Lynn was a great friend, work mate and she will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in Peace, dear friend
Mary Cumber
January 12, 2018
Lynn was a great educator but even more, a great person.
Donald Putnam
January 12, 2018
Upon my first arrival at St.Paul's choir, two in half years ago, Lynn made it a point to say hello to me quite often and asked how my life was and to keep safe throughout my travels in Scandinavia as she was familiar with cities there and exchanged stories. My deepest condolences to the family as I will miss the kindness she extended to me in my lonely moments.- Mary Burch
Mary Burch
January 12, 2018
With love and fond memories.
Michael Budd
January 12, 2018
I so admired Lynn! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Michelle Paschal
Michelle Paschal
January 12, 2018
So sorry for the loss of this lovely lady. She had a lot to do with the excellent reputation of Columbia County schools. She was always so encouraging to us teachers and made us feel valued and recognized, something we then passed on to our students. I was privileged to teach her Laura in second grade and shared in her delight of this daughter. Lynn Cadle touched my life in a very positive way and I will always be grateful for the professionalism she taught me.
Lanese Thomas
January 12, 2018
We were so sorry to hear that Lynn lost her courageous battle. Heaven has gained another warrior angel.
Lynn was a special lady who deeply loved her family and will truly be missed.
Our hearts are broken as we offer our deepest condolences to the entire family.
May your happy memories comfort you during this sorrowful time.
Love & prayers
Sharon & Paul Vigneri
January 12, 2018
I'm so sorry this family has lost Lynn. I had a lot of respect for Dr. Cadle when I worked for CCBOE. Christy, I will be praying for your family at this sad time. Blessings.
Christy Quinn
January 12, 2018
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