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BRAZIL - Cassandra "Cassie" Tucker Peters, 73, of Clay County, passed away on Jan. 21, 2018, at Westminster Village following a lifelong battle with cerebral palsy.
She was born on June 18, 1944, in Clay County, the daughter of Richard R. and Opal Edith (Mace) Tucker.
Cassie graduated from Gerstmeyer High School with the class of 1962. Cassie earned a bachelor's degree in education from Indiana State University and two master's degrees from Butler University and Indiana University New Albany, both in special education.
She was a member of the Seelyville First United Methodist Church and had been involved in the Jerry Lewis Telethon. Among her many accomplishments were obtaining a grant that allowed some of her students to participate in NASA's Training Center, where they were able to enjoy the freedom of movement in their Zero Gravity Chamber.
Cassie's teaching career included Indianapolis, New Albany and the Clay Community School System.
Cassie was preceded in death by her father, Richard R. Tucker.
She is survived by her mother, Opal Edith Tucker of Terre Haute; a brother, Benjamin Tucker and wife Tammy of Terre Haute, Lyndon Tucker and wife Kathy of Angola; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family member and friends.
Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Ind. 47834, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home, on Thursday, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Ann Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Seelyville United Methodist Church, 2351 N 2nd St, Seelyville, IN 47878, in her memory. To light a candle in her memory visit:
www.lawson-millerchapel.com
Published on January 22, 2018
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