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Stuart Cass, 74, of Galesburg, IL died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at
Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Galesburg, after a courageous battle with
was born September 28, 1945 in Moline, the son of Glenn Arthur and
Marian Elizabeth (Clarke) Cass. He spent his youth growing up in
Silvis. Dave graduated from Western Illinois University with a
master’s degree in Education. Dave taught math for 32 years for
District 205, 31 of them spent at the high school. He retired in
married Martha Elizabeth Spiller on June 12, 1981 in Knoxville. She
survives as does one son, Jeff (Cindy) Teel of Galesburg; one
daughter, Stephanie (Steve Daly) Teel of Galesburg; and two sisters,
Carol (David) Barker of Des Moines, IA and Laura (Paul) Lineberry of
Jacksonville, FL. He is also survived by his beloved 3
grandchildren, Jessica Taylor of Galesburg, Amy (Brad) Molitor of
Hamilton, Bermuda, and Sarah (Chris) Anderson of Oneida; and 9 great
grandchildren, Ethan, Riley, Connor, Finley, Charles, Elijah, Esme,
Jaxson, and Emmett. He was preceded in death by his parents.
was a sentimental, selfless, and caring person. His last act of love
was being able to be a cornea donor. Dave loved being with his
family and his cats. He was always willing to lend a hand and was
generous and giving. Dave also had a great knowledge and love of
music. He and Marty enjoyed attending First Presbyterian Church.
Dave’s quick dry wit and puns will be missed by all who knew him.
rites will be accorded. A celebration of life will be held from
4 to 6 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Thomas Legacy Center at
Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Private
burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb. Memorials may be
made to the Knox County Humane Society. Online expressions of
sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.