OBITUARY

Linda Jean Cash

December 6, 1941July 26, 2018
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Linda Jean Cash (nee Newlin), age 76, of Glenview, IL, formerly of Dyer, IN passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. She is survived by her daughter Deanna Cash; brother Larry John (Denise) Newlin; brother in law John “Jack” Horn; one nephew and two nieces. Linda was preceded in death by her mother Thelma Newlin; and sister Donna Horn. Linda provided legendary work throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's for her advocacy, support, assistance and counsel for persons with disabilities. She was a founding member and past president Calumet Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Foundation and the ICCH- Illiana Coordinating Council for the Handicapped. Linda was a workshop presenter at the Presidential Committee on Disabilities and received special invitations to the White House from the first ladies of President Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter in advisory capacity on disabilities. Linda was honored with the Nation Governor's award and was Hoosier of the year for her past works for persons with disabilities. She was second runner up in the Miss Wheelchair America competition. Linda was an independent Paraplegic, single mom, advocate and was compassionate, graceful, loving and kind. Friends are invited to meet with the family Monday, August 6, 2018 from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 Cline Ave. (one- half mile south of U.S. 30) Crown Point, IN. Burial will be held at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN.

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  • Linda Jean Cash (nee Newlin), age 76, of Glenview, IL, formerly of Dyer, IN passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. She is survived by her daughter Deanna Cash; brother Larry John (Denise) Newlin; brother in law John “Jack” Horn; one nephew and two nieces. Linda was preceded in death by her mother Thelma Newlin; and sister Donna Horn.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, August 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Linda Jean Cash

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Larry Green

August 5, 2018

For the last fifteen years I have been trying to get in contact with her (Linda) .
Wanted very much to learn how she was doing ?
Now I know .i was very impressed to learned how well she did she was a Diamond in the rough.
She was my friend,and I hers always forever.
She and I met in high school ,I’m the class of 1959, and she class of 1960.

Diana Cook

August 5, 2018

I am privileged to first meet Linda in 1972. She was the "go to" woman on anything accessibility related. She hosted many disability organizing meetings in her living room in her home in Dyer. Her little dog would follow Linda underneath her wheelchair going with Linda wherever she went in her home. If there was an action plan or a company that needed advice as to how to include people with disabilities as employees, Linda was the consultant. When Linda Cash spoke, usually softly, everyone listened. She was a superb and dedicated mother to daughter Deanna, who certainly is a strong reflection of her mother's compassion, personal strengths and determined values. Physically very strong and always up for an adventure to try something new, Linda and I played racquetball, tennis and canoed together. I'm sure she did other sports and outdoor activities with many others. Linda Cash was a role model to all. Even at times when she had hospital stays, she'd offer personal counseling to anyone who called her even though she was recuperating. I could go on for pages about what Linda accomplished and did for hundreds of others - intelligent, spirited, fun, certainly a breath-taking gorgeous woman, only surpassed by her internal beauty and generosity. When we think of great people who impacted more adults and children than they ever will know, that one-of-a-kind rare person that we only get to meet over a century or lifetime, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Eleanor Roosevelt - in Northwest Indiana that woman IS Linda Cash.

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Biography

Linda Jean Cash (nee Newlin), age 76, of Glenview, IL, provided legendary work throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's for her advocacy, support, assistance and counsel for persons with disabilities. She was a founding member and past president Calumet Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Foundation and the ICCH- Illiana Coordinating Council for the Handicapped. Linda was a workshop presenter at the Presidential Committee on Disabilities and received special invitations to the White House from the first ladies of President Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter in advisory capacity on disabilities. Linda was honored with the Nation Governor's award and was Hoosier of the year for her past works for persons with disabilities. She was second runner up in the Miss Wheelchair America competition. Linda was an independent Paraplegic, single mom, advocate and was compassionate, graceful, loving and kind.