Stillwater Valley News
27 April 1927
Callie Deeter Cassel
Callie Deeter Cassel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Reed Deeter, was born near Pleasant Hill, Ohio on Christmas Day 1867. At the age of sixteen she joined the Greenville Creek Christian Church and later transferred her membership to the Brethren Church at Pleasant Hill, where she was active in the Young People's Society, the general church work and was a teacher in the Sunday School.
On April 17 (Easter Sunday) she was married to William H. Cassel. They made their home in Dayton, Ohio, and in 1897 placed their membership in the Summit Street (now Euclid Avenue) United Brethren Church. Two children, a son, Homer Deeter and one daughter, Mabel Caroline, were born into their home.
Mrs. Cassel has been affiliated with the various organizations of her church, and while her health permitted was a teacher in the Sunday School and an active member of the Ladies Aid Society. She was a Life Director and Patron of the Woman's Missionary Association and succeeded Mrs. J. E. Fout as Thank Offering Secretary of her Local Society. It was one of her deepest regrets that on account of her recent illness she was unable to perform this duty, which she had accepted with a keen sense of responsibility and opportunity.
As a member of the Advance Club she always greatly appreciated and enjoyed her association with the members of this excellent organization.
Mrs. Cassel had the happy faculty of readily forming enduring friendships. Her broad-minded spirit and strength of character enabled her to appreciate and enjoy the friend-ship of people of all ages and in all walks of life. Recently her failing strength prevented her from sending the messages of love which she so sincerely desired to express. The loving remembrances and earnest prayers of these many friends comforted and sustained her during the long period of her suffering, from which she was relieved on Saturday evening, March 12th, 1927, when she calmly and peacefully exchanged this life for the life Beyond with her Lord and Savior, in whom she trusted with an abiding faith.
Among those remaining to mourn her untimely departure from this life are her husband, Mr. W. H. Cassel, her children Dr. and Mrs. Homer D. Cassel and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Vernon, her grandchildren Mary Ellen Cassel, William Gilbert Cassel, and Charles Wesley Vernon Jr., her brothers and sisters, Mr. William F. Deeter, Mrs. Elizabeth Mohler and Mrs. Lillian D. Ullery of Covington, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles E. Deeter of Indianapolis, Indiana, her aged father-in-law, Mr. Benjamin Cassel who in his ninetieth year is present today, her aunt Mrs. Christine Longenecker, her uncle William Freshour, a large number of nieces and nephews who were always happy to call her "Aunt Callie" and a host of friends of various faiths and creeds.
Return to the Obituary Index Page
Return to Main Page
Copyright © 2001 by Computerized Heritage
All Rights Reserved.