Mary Cashen Metcalf (nee McKinney), of Lake Forest, a former business teacher at Lake Forest High School and business manager at elementary schools in North Chicago and Evanston, died on September 26. She was 82.
Born and raised in Chicago and a parishioner at St. Gertrude Parish, the Immaculate High School graduate earned business administration degrees (BS and MS) at Northern Illinois and, following her first marriage and the births of her two daughters, taught at LFHS for 10 years. She retired in 1994 after her stints as an elementary school business manager.
Mary was involved in a number of service and community organizations. She was the financial representative to Illinois School Districts and a treasurer of guild and minister of care at Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest. She was a board of trustees member and involved with Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep School in Waukegan. She also volunteered as a tutor with Reading Power at North Chicago schools.
Mary was the beloved mother of Colleen (Lisa Stromquist) Cashen and Tracy (Thomas) Gardiner; fond grandmother of Keenan and Bryn Cashen-Smart and Grace and John Gardiner; and cherished sister of Michael (Karen) McKinney. Mary was preceded in death by her first husband (and the father of her daughters), Robert J. Cashen, and her beloved first husband, Dr. Robert Metcalf.
A visitation and mass were held in early October.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution in Mary’s name may be made to Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep School, Attn: Development Office, 3106 Belvidere Road, Waukegan, IL, 60085 or www.cristoreystmartin.org/ways-to-give/donations/.
Information provided by Reuland & Turnbough Funeral Directors of Lake Forest, RTfunerals.com.