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Barbara Mary Cassis, 82, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. She was born to Dolphus and Viola Miller Zapp on April 15, 1935, in Edwardsville, Illinois. Mrs. Cassis is a graduate of Decatur Central High School, Indianapolis, and attended Butler University. Barbara was married to Richard Cassis for 53 years.
She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. She is a past president of Howard County Women's Golf Association. She was employed as an executive secretary at Delco Electronics. She was a past president and member of the PEO's DM Chapter. She was also a member and past President of the Kokomo Symposium. Barbara was an early member/founder of the a.m. Rotary Club in Kokomo. Barbara served as Kokomo Symphony's Executive Director from 1981 to 1996, a role she truly loved and cherished.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Richard Cassis; son, David (Sheryl) Cassis; daughter, Amy (Christian) Treend; grandchildren, Sophie and Ethan Treend and Masin and Lucie Cassis; and her three sisters, Rhea (Al) Jones, Shirley (Dick) Wehrel and Jennifer (John) McGlone.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 6 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 602 W. Superior St. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to Kokomo Symphony, P.O. Box 6115 Kokomo, IN 46904, or to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 602 W. Superior Street Kokomo, IN 46901. You may view Barbara's obituary at ellersmortuarywebsterstreet.com.
Published on July 2, 2017
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