Rebecca
Rebecca "Becky" Cassidy

December 23, 1934 - February 18, 2018
Born in Fairmont, WV
Resided in Montgomery, OH and, Lexington, KY

Obituary

Rebecca Jane Hoult Cassidy, “Becky” passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the age of 83.

Becky was born in Fairmont, WV on December 23, 1934 to Harold Ross Hoult and Mary Jane Hoult (nee Smoot), sister of Charles S. Hoult (Charlotte).

She married Samuel M. Cassidy, III on June 9, 1956 and was blessed with nearly 62 years together. Cherished mother of Frances Cassidy Sabad, Lexington, KY; Michael Kern Cassidy, San Anselmo, CA; James Wood Cassidy, Lexington, KY and Mary Carroll Cassidy-Anger (Scott), Great Falls, VA. Beloved grandmother of Elizabeth “Katie”, Alexander “Alex” and Samantha Jane Sabad, Ryan S. and Rebecca C. Anger & Sofia F. Cassidy. Sister-in-law of Chas. S. Cassidy; Aunt to multiple nieces and nephews.

Becky graduated from Fairmont State University with a degree in social work. She was an active volunteer, for over 5 decades, for multiple places including the Montgomery Women’s Club (past President), Jr. Cooperative Society, Children’s Hospital, Church of the Saviour U.M., Tender Mercies, and Cincinnati Womans club.

Becky cherished old friends and was always eager to make new ones. She was a descendant of the founders of Prickett’s Fort near Fairmont, WV. Becky was a lover and strong supporter of the Blue Grass area, historical preservation and a friend of Walnut Hill Church from the time of its reactivation in the early 1970’s. She and her husband, Sam, maintain a historical ancestral farm in Lexington, KY. She was a resident of Montgomery, OH and Cave Spring Farm, 5180 Athens-Walnut Hill Pike in Lexington, KY.

Visitation in Cincinnati from 10:00AM until 11:00 AM Funeral Service at the Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

An additional visitation on February 28, 2018 from 9:00AM until 10:00AM time of Service at Walnut Hill Church, Lexington, KY,
followed by burial in Lexington Cemetery.,

(Lexington) In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for Walnut Hill Church Memorial Fund or charity of choice. b

(Cincinnati) In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Tender Mercies, or charity of choice.

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Services

Cincinnati Visitation
Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church
8005 Pfeiffer Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cincinnati Service
Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church
8005 Pfeiffer Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
11:00 AM
Lexington Visitation
Walnut Hill Church
575 Walnut Hill Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40515
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Lexington Service
Walnut Hill Church
575 Walnut Hill Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40515
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
10:00 AM
Burial
The Lexington Cemetery
833 West Main Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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Charities

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH US 45229
Tender Mercies, Inc.
27 W. 12th Street, Suite 27
Cincinnati, OH US 45202
Walnut Hill Church Memorial Fund
575 Walnut Hill Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Our Building Walnut Hill Church was constructed in 1801 on land donated by Mary Todd Lincoln’s grandfather. It is the oldest Presbyterian Church building in Kentucky. The church was established in 1785 to serve the religious needs of the early pioneers. The first pastor of the church was the Reverend James Crawford who also served as a delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention in Danville in 1792. In 1785, Reverend James Crawford was one of two ministers ordained at the first meeting of a presbytery in Kentucky. In 1791 he opened a school at Walnut Hill for Latin, Greek, and the Sciences. Crawford died in 1803 and is buried in the church cemetery. The present building was constructed during the "great revival" to replace an earlier log building that stood on the site. The building is stone and as it was originally constructed had eight square windows on two levels that allowed light to enter the sanctuary at the ground level as well as in the galleries that surrounded the inner room on three sides. In 1880 the church was remodeled and eight large Gothic windows were added to replace the square windows and the galleries were removed from the inside.