Sally Casey Clancy, 86, of Washington Island, Wisconsin passed away after a brief illness on August 27, 2021 at home on Washington Island.
Sally was born April 9, 1935 in Highland Park, Illinois, daughter to the late William Leo Casey and Cecile H Casey. Sally attended high school at Highland Park High School and continued her education at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was at Coe Sally met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Clancy. The two were united in marriage May 16th of 1959. While residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, they welcomed their two sons, Timothy and Sean, and spent the next thirty years building an amazing clothing business, Clancy’s Limited, Clancy’s Too, and Clancy’s Ladies Shop. Summers were spent on Washington Island where they extended their businesses to include the Ship’s Rib and Clancy’s of Ephraim. Sally managed the day-to-day operations of the summer businesses while balancing time for their two children. Sally and Dick moved permanently to Washington Island in 2000.
Sally was an active member in the community working for years at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center, and as a member of the Women’s Club, Quilters Club, and Book Club to name a few. Sally was an avid Green Bay Packer and Iowa Hawkeye fan which was easily seen on game days as she and her beloved dogs wore their supporting apparel. A tennis player, golfer, card player, and gardener she rarely sat idly and always kept active with various projects.
Both a successful businesswomen and loving mother, Sally was known for her grace and infectious smile. She gave selflessly and would volunteer whenever needed regardless of the function. Most importantly, Sally had the joy of being part of a true love affair that spanned over 62 years of marriage with Dick. They were the embodiment of true happiness and everlasting love. Their time together was blessed by making countless lasting memories and friends.
Sally will be missed by her loving husband, Dick Clancy, and her sons, Timothy Mason Clancy and Sean Casey Clancy. Along with the family, she will also be missed by the countless number of friends and people whose lives she impacted.
A memorial service for Sally will be held at Trueblood Performing Arts Center on Washington Island October 9, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Betsy Ward officiating. Family and friends may gather beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.
Any donations made on behalf of Sally can be made to Trueblood Performing Arts Center or Washington Island Mosling Recreation Center.
Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services assisted the Clancy family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Sally may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.
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Trueblood Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
PO Box 136, Washington Island WI 54246
Washington Island Mosling Recreation Center
1877 Lake View Rd., MAIL TO: P.O. Box 68, Washington Island WI 54246