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Cara Sue Casper

Cara Sue Casper, 58, of Celina, TX, formerly of Canton, IL, passed away on February 13, 2021 at 8:20 AM at her home in Celina, TX. She was born on January 5, 1963 to James and Marilee (Atwater) Casper.

Survivors include her mother, Marilee Casper, brother, Mike Casper, Niece Haley Casper Anderson, nephew, Bowen Casper, two uncles, Bob and Jerry Atwater, two aunts, Sally and Karen Atwater, and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.

Cara was a very good nurse, graduating from Mennonite Hospital School of Nursing in 1985. She last worked at Ambulatory Surgical Institute of Dallas.

She was truly a hero in fighting pancreatic cancer for 2 ½ years. Cara had several pets throughout her life. The last one named Coco was such a special little dog to her.

A private memorial service will be held at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Pastor Hank Anderson will officiate. Memorials can be made to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. To view Cara’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to


  • Tina Foose

    Reply February 22, 2021 1:23 pm

    So sorry to hear of this. I was a classmate of Cara’s in Canton. I remember what a sweet gal she was. Prayers of comfort for her family

    • Dee and Denny Doubet

      Reply February 23, 2021 8:36 pm

      Marilee, Denny and I were so sorry to learn of the death of your daughter, Cara. We have been thinking of you as she had a long, brave fight the past two years with you at her side. Condolences to you and your entire family. 💐

  • Troy Lefler

    Reply February 22, 2021 2:58 pm

    Sorry to hear about the loss of Cara I am a fellow class of 81 graduate I believe my parents ran around with Cara’s aunt and uncle Bob and Karen Atwater way back when in Lewistown IL my best to Cara’s family God speed friend

  • Lisa Painter Colgan

    Reply February 22, 2021 3:45 pm

    So sorry to hear of Cara’s passing. I remember her as a very quiet classmate in band. Always with a smile. She must have been very tough. ❤️

  • Lynn Reid

    Reply February 22, 2021 4:01 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Cara. I was an 81 classmate and remembered how soft spoken and kind she was. Thoughts and Prayers to the family.

  • Valerie Parsons

    Reply February 22, 2021 4:49 pm

    My condolences to Cara’s family. I am a former classmate of 81. She was always so sweet. Prayers.

  • Carolyn Ford

    Reply February 22, 2021 5:14 pm

    I grew up living near Cara. We played kickball near her house. I remember her little dog too. I believe it was a pug. She was always sweet.

  • Brian Wheeler

    Reply February 22, 2021 5:26 pm

    I am so sorry hearing about the loss of Cara. She was always one of the most sweet people in the class of 81. Prayers go to all of her family.

  • Bill and Judy Kemper

    Reply February 22, 2021 6:27 pm

    Our condolences Marilee and family. Our prayers for you at this difficult time.

  • Connie L Seghi

    Reply February 22, 2021 6:42 pm

    Marilee, I’m so sorry to hear of Cara’s passing. She was such a sweet person. I’ll miss catching up with her at class reunions.

  • Lori Hilton Grove

    Reply February 22, 2021 9:07 pm

    Marilee and family, I am sorry for the loss of Cara! She was such a sweetheart to everyone. I know how much of a treasure she was to you. I always loved Cara stories working at the bank. Hugs and prayers to you all.

  • Deborah Eskridge

    Reply February 22, 2021 10:01 pm

    I am very sorry that Cara’s life was cut so short. When I found out how sick she was and that she would be going into hospice, I wasnt sure what to say to her. What do you say to someone that you have known since 2nd grade when they are dying? Cara made me feel so at ease with her pragmatic view of the situation and said she had made her peace. Her wanting to help me feel better….I can only imagine what a wonderful nurse she must have been with her caring, kind ways. Blessings to her mom, brother and all those that were fortunate to have her in their lives. I only wish there was more time. Sincerely, Deb Kuchan Eskridge 💗

  • Stacy (Hagen) Tomich

    Reply February 22, 2021 10:39 pm

    Although I have not seen Cara since our graduation so many years ago, I remember her sweet kind spirit. May God’s grace and comfort be with her family.

  • virginia price

    Reply February 23, 2021 8:29 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you . I remember her as a quiet and kind soul. I am a Class of 81 classmate. Rest
    in Peace Cara.

  • Teresa McMeen

    Reply February 23, 2021 9:05 am

    So Sorry for your loss Marilee.
    Fellow Class of 81.
    Prayers for all.

  • Bambi Bandle

    Reply February 23, 2021 10:19 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Cara. She was such a sweet person. Her smile always made me smile. We were classmates at CHS. Prayers for all if you

  • Mark and Lynn (McGurk) DeLost

    Reply February 23, 2021 10:41 am

    We are so sorry to hear of cara’s passing.Lynn and I were class of 81classmates with Cara.She had a very quite and kind personality.Our sympathy goes out to her family.

  • Penny Lee

    Reply February 23, 2021 2:39 pm

    Marilee, and Mike I am so sorry for your loss cars was a dear friend to me in childhood love and prayer Penny Sprague lee

  • Candi Callegan

    Reply February 23, 2021 7:11 pm

    You may have lost the battle, but you are a hero. A graceful fighter until the end.To Cara’s family, I hope for you peace. Sleep well my friend.You earned those wings.

  • Nancy Sprague

    Reply February 24, 2021 3:26 pm

    Marilee and Mike I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Cara.l know it is very difficult to lose a child. Sending prayers and hugs. Your x neighbor, Nancy Slater, Sprague

  • Nancy Johnson

    Reply February 24, 2021 8:36 pm

    Offering my deepest sympathies. I worked with Cara at 2 Surgery Centers in Bloomington. She was smart, witty, and truly one of the kindest people I’ve met. She was a fantastic nurse, and touched so many lives through her career. I am so thankful I reconnected with Cara recently and had 2 special visits with her in Dallas. Cara, I will never forget you. You have truly touched my life ❤️

  • Nancy Roddis

    Reply February 25, 2021 12:43 pm

    Bill and I are so sorry to hear this. Our sincere condolences go out to the family of Cara. Thoughts and prayers to all.

  • Jim & Judy Wickert

    Reply February 26, 2021 11:24 am

    Marilee, I know Cara fought the battle with all her being. You were right by her side every minute and we just know you did everything you could for her. We realize she was your bright and shining star and we know in our hearts she’s with Jesus-No pain or suffering anymore. God bless and comfort you. Words cannot heal your grief but we are grieving with you, our dear friend. Jim & Judy Wickert

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