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August 20, 2010
Family, friends and members of Hermann's small, tight-knit art community are grieving the loss of Jack Cady, of Hermann, who died at 1:26 a.m. Wed., Aug. 18, 2010. He was 70 years old.
Cady was a regular actor, singer, producer and director at Hermann's Showboat Community Theatre.
Cady and his wife also owned and operated Cady FolkART, a carriage house bed and breakfast in Hermann. The couple moved to Hermann after long teaching careers in Lee Summit, Mo., in the western edge of metropolitan Kansas City. Cady taught English at Lee’s Summit High School where he met Christine Ware, his wife of 20 years.
Cady had struggled with health problems in 2010, but according to his wife, Christine Cady, Jack was singing Frank Sinatra's "I did it my way" the day before his death. Cady will be remembered for an irrepressible spirit, for his generosity, and for his humility.
"He was such a simple man," Chris Cady stated "He was a Christian Brother and he never wanted to be in the forefront." Mrs. Cady said her husband was "a beloved teacher in life," and she is proud that he chose to donate his body to science so he can "also be a teacher in death."
Cady is survived by his wife Christine and a loving family, "literally hundreds of people," said Mrs. Cady. She added, "he was a very loving father." Cady is also survived by Gretchen Williams, Jason & Kristi Johnson-Ware, 2 grandchildren of Lee’s Summit.
The family is beginning to make plans for an Irish wake, to be announced.
In memory of Jack Cady, the family welcomes donations to any of the following:
The Showboat Theatre
c/o Mary Kunstmann
149 Black Oak
Hermann, Mo. 65041
Massas Creek Companion Animals
100 Massas Creek Rd.
Hermann, Mo. 65041
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