She was adopted by Ray and Polly Donahue Sheese at the age of 6 years old.
She was a graduate of Van Buren High School. Her husband of 47 years, Melvin E. "Hoppy" Cassida preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2007.
She was previously employed at Columbia Records in Terre Haute, State Auto Insurance in Indianapolis and IBM in Greencastle.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, along with extended family members.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Rev. Steve Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
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