Alexander Funeral Home - North Chapel

4200 Stringtown Road, Evansville, IN


Mary E Casper

June 10, 1950May 31, 2020

Mary E. Casper passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Evansville, IN. She was born in Tell City, IN on June 10, 1950 to the late Alfred J. and Etta B. (Gabbert) Casper.

She was a 1968 graduate of North High School. Mary was a teacher in Evansville for 34 years, at Cedar Hall for 30 years and Stockwell for 4 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church; NEA; ISTA; ERTA and Delta Kappa Gamma. She enjoyed traveling, reading, cross-stitching and gardening. She fought a 15 ½ year battle with cancer with determination, positivity and grace.

She is survived by her sisters, Cathy S. Casper and Barbara A. Reisner; niece, Kristen Carlson (Aaron); nephew, Brook Reisner (June); great nieces and nephews, Hunter Carlson, Ava Carlson and Ethan Carlson Alex Reisner and Kiley Reisner; several cousins.

The family would like to thank oncologist Dr. Anthony Stephens and especially Dr. E. Steed Jackson for his guidance and extraordinarily compassionate care of Mary for many years.

A private family service will be held, officiated by Pastor Aaron Carlson, with burial in Locust Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church, 320 Cherry Street 47713 or Vanderburgh County Humane Society, 400 Milner Industrial Drive 47710.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.


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Cheryl Rust

June 4, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. We worked together at Cedar Hall for 11 years. She was an amazing teacher, inspiring mentor, and caring friend. I am blessed to have had her in my life. Even when I left Cedar Hall we continued to meet once a month for breakfast at Cracker Barrel. I know she is in heaven asking the angels if they have read any good books. Rest In Peace my Friend. ❤️❤️❤️

Ruby Geary (Neal)

June 3, 2020

I was a 1st grade Cedar Hall student of Mrs.Casper and she was one of few teachers I adored. I had learning issues at a young age and she was very understanding and cooperative with me. She also taught older siblings of mine and was good friends with my "Super PTA Mom" Teresa. Mrs.Casper touched the lives of my entire family at some point in time and we are greatly appreaciative of that.
If only there were a way that us students and our parents that she touched the lives of could come and pay our respects.

Sarah Moore(Jones)

June 3, 2020

My heart is hurting tonight. My momma text me early this afternoon that one of my favorite people to ever grace this earth passed away. I just melted down sitting in my van.

I’ve had amazing teachers in my life but she was the best of the best and not just a teacher, so much more. Before she was ever my first grade teacher, she was my friend. I absolutely adored this sweet lady for as long as I can remember.

She instilled in me a love for books and stickers and others. She encouraged me in my writing and helped me to create so many books. She would often tell me that I could make a difference in people’s lives if I was just a friend to them. She told me she loved me and I knew she really did and I felt it in her wonderful hugs.

I will never smell Liz Claiborne perfume without thinking of you. I’ll never eat a Noble Romans breadstick or see a Santa figurine without you crossing my mind. Every time I turn on my seat warmer or open my sunroof I’ll be thinking of you. Christmas shopping and Barnes & Noble visits will always bring great memories.

Thank you for loving me, for believing in me and for investing in me. I will be forever grateful that you were in my life, I am a better person for having known you. Heaven looks sweeter everyday!

Judith Thomas

June 3, 2020

SISTERS You girls were the best.
Mary was a great person and a great friend.
We became instant friends when I came to Cedar Hall as an aide.
So glad to have had the pleasure of meeting her.
May she RIP.

Lisa Wigand

June 2, 2020

I knew Mrs. Casper at cedar hall in late 70s.She was a wonderful woman and very pleasant to be around.She will be greatly missed.So sorry for your loss.

yvonne coulter

June 2, 2020

I want to express my deepest sympathy with love. Mary was such a sweet , loving person. I remember you, Cathy being so welcoming to me back in 1974, and how Mary and your Mom were so inviting and fun to be around. What a courageous 15 years for all of you, she will be dearly missed!

Chuck Kendall

June 2, 2020

Sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I have fond memories of my parents taking me and Claudia to your house on Mill Road. There was that special Cannelton connection and I had my first experience of seeing a family of sisters that got along so well and enjoyed each other(I ended up having four daughters). Thanks for the hospitality you showed our family and the friendliness you three sisters directed toward Claudia and myself.

Chuck Kendall

Tiffany Watts

June 1, 2020

To the entire Casper family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I had the PRIVILEGE of having Ms. Mary Casper as my first grade teacher at Stockwell Elementary. She was the epitome of grace, poise and intelligence. I am now 24 years old and still think about her regularly. It is soul-crushing that such beautiful lady had to be taken from earth so soon but I find it comforting and empowering to know that she fought until the very end. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you all during this difficult time. May you rejoice in knowing how much of an impact she had on my life. I will forever remember her as that bright, beautiful, nurturing and understanding first grade teacher whom I still idolize to this day.

God Bless.
Tiffany Watts and family.