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KNOB LICK – Kathryn Cassady, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. She was at the home of her daughter and surrounded by family. Mrs. Cassady was born in Crail Hope on September 2, 1926, to the late Charlie and Mary Johnson Butler.

Besides her, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clemmie Cassady, Jr. in 1996; a daughter, Virginia Sue Cassady; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Jean Butler.

Mrs. Cassady had professed faith in Christ and attended the Coral Hill Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Center High School and a homemaker. She will always be remembered as to how well she cared for her family to make sure their every need was met. In earlier years she will be remembered as she traveled alongside her husband who was a member of the Antioch Quartet.

She is survived by two children, Martha and husband J.T. Parnell, Jr. of Knob Lick, David and wife Stacey of Knob Lick;  six grandchildren, Charity Ruth Cassady, Leticia (Chris) Clark, Faith (Alex) Corbin, Enoch Parnell, Jacob Cassady, and Becky Hall; six great-grandchildren, Molly, Kiera, and Ethan Bailey, Abigail Clark, Caleb, and Lydia Corbin; and two nephews, Russell and Terry Butler. A host of friends and relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mary Kathryn Cassady will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 29, 2021, with burial to follow in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon on Sunday until service time.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mrs. Cassady. Please share your messages at


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