Cassaundra Clinging and Chandler Clinging

Cassaundra “Cassie” Clinging, age 16, of 1475 E. 1550th Pl, Fowler, IL . On Friday, August 3, 2012, she and her brother, Chandler, went home to Heaven, where they will be together in love forever.

Cassie was born February 16, 1996 in Quincy, IL, the daughter of Chad and Stephanie Althoff Clinging. Cassie was the 1996 Liberty Baby of the Fall Festival.

Cassie was an Honor Roll student at Liberty High School. She was a talented athlete who was involved in cross country, volleyball, and track. She was a member of the S.A.A. and really enjoyed the Quiz Bowl at school. She had been a member of the Girl Scouts for six years. She was also a member of the Plainville United Methodist Church. She loved going mushroom hunting with her dad. Cassie was a loving and caring daughter and sister, who also loved spending time with her friends. Cassie was the nicest girl you’d ever want to meet.

Survivors include: her parents, Chad and Stephanie Clinging of Fowler, IL; a sister, Shelby Clinging of Fowler, IL; grandparents, Carl and Joyce Althoff of Plainville, IL, Dale Clinging of Burton, and Rochelle (Bob) Stanbridge of Burton; great grandparents, Betty McNutt of Quincy, and Bryce and Joan Michel of Quincy; two uncles, Jeff (Beth) Clinging of Mt. Sterling, IL, and Preston (Megan) Althoff of Plainville, IL; four cousins, Lindsey, Collin, Brady and Erika; numerous great aunts and uncles; great-great aunts; and her beloved pets, Buster (dog) and Nick (cat).

 

Chandler Clinging, age 12, of 1475 E. 1550th Pl., Fowler, IL,. On Friday, August 3, 2012 he and his sister Cassie, went home to Heaven, where they will be together in love forever.

Chandler was born May 25, 2000 in Quincy, IL, the son of Chad and Stephanie Althoff Clinging.

Chandler was a student at Liberty Jr. High School where he was involved in baseball, basketball and cross-country. Chandler was a member of the Cub Scouts for five years. He was also a member of the Plainville United Methodist Church. He enjoyed going to Gems games where he would collect baseballs. He also enjoyed swimming and riding bikes with his neighbors. Chandler loved going mushroom hunting with his dad and helping him in the garden. He also enjoyed going to Blues in the District concerts. He was a friendly out-going person who never met a stranger. He greatly loved his sisters. Chandler was the biggest hearted son, brother, and friend.

Survivors include: his parents, Chad and Stephanie Clinging of Fowler, IL; a sister, Shelby Clinging of Fowler, IL; grandparents, Carl and Joyce Althoff of Plainville, IL, Dale Clinging of Burton, and Rochelle (Bob) Stanbridge of Burton; great grandparents, Betty McNutt of Quincy, and Bryce and Joan Michel of Quincy; two uncles, Jeff (Beth) Clinging of Mt. Sterling, IL, and Preston (Megan) Althoff of Plainville, IL; four cousins, Lindsey, Collin, Brady and Erika; numerous great aunts and uncles; great great aunts; and his beloved pets, Buster (dog) and Nick (cat).

Services: 10:00 am Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Liberty High School, with Pastor Stacey Tomich and Pastor Lois Sorrill officiating.

Burial: Burton Cemetery, Burton, Illinois

Visitation: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday August 7, 2012 at Liberty High School

Memorials: Shelby Education Fund or Liberty Athletics

www.hansenspear.com

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Condolences

  1. Cheyenne Stewart. says:

    I miss you ik I’ve known u since preschool love you both chandler always cheered me up

  2. Cindy MICHEL Mahan says:

    Chad, Stephanie and Shelby. I was so very sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my prayers daily and only time will begin to heal. I hope each passing day gets a little easier. God will be with you and guide you and give you strength when you need it most. Love Cindy

  3. Tammy Brown says:

    Chad, Stephanie, and Shelby. I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God holds you all in His hands and wraps you with peace and comfort. My prayers are with you.

  4. Brian and Brandi (Michel) Sperry and family says:

    Our prayers are with you in your time of loss may God wrap his arms around you all.

  5. Skye Hudelson says:

    I’m so sorry for your family! My prayers will be with you all!

  6. Mary Williams says:

    Heaven gained two beautiful Angels! Prayers for your family!

  7. Angie Kline says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.I will keep your family in my prayers.

  8. Max and Deb Roskamp says:

    Chad, Stephanie and Shelby: We know how difficult this is to process, as we have been there only fourteen months ago when we lost our sixteen year old son Gavin. We are here if you want to talk to another couple/family who has insight into what you are feeling. The best we can tell you is to never let your faith waiver. This is a terrible loss, the worst, but you will feel closer to God now more than ever if you hang onto His promises. Our hearts break for you. It is a nightmare from which none of us get to wake, but we are here for a reason. We all are here for you. Try to remember to breath, and we will hold you up in prayer.

  9. Pam Rossiter (Lepper) says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bring you peace and comfort in the dark time.

  10. Charla Martin says:

    Stephanie & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for strength & courage for you, your family, and friends.
    Charla Martin
    Blessing Hospital IS

  11. Sandy and Joe Weibring says:

    Joyce and Carl Gene, Stephanie, Chad and Shelby:
    Our sincerest sympathy to all of you for your loss. We cannot or do not want to imagine what you are going through, but want you to know that all of you are in our hearts and prayers. We must believe that God has a plan for Cassie and Chandler, and needs their help greatly in choosing them to be his angels. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. I’m so very sorry for this sad loss. I don’t know you, but am a fellow Blessing employee (coder in the HIM Dept). I too lost a daughter (at 18 yrs); I understand how devastating it is. I wish so much you didn’t have to go through this pain. I promise you that one day it will be easier to bear. For now, though, I pray for peace of heart for you.

  13. Jessica Webster says:

    Steph and Clinging family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers remain with you and your family.

  14. Ott, Terri, and Justin Sonethongkham says:

    Stephanie and Chad,
    My wish would be that each remark of sympathy from others could take away one sliver of pain. If that were the case, your family would be pain-free, as everyone in this community has been touched by this tragedy. Everyone wishes they could do more, be there for you, send prayers, etc. Take comfort in knowing that you not only have friends and family supporting you through this, but the entire communities of Quincy, Liberty, Fowler, Liberty School, Blessing Hospital, ..and the list goes on!

  15. Jill Perry says:

    Joyce and family,
    My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family. God’s peace to you all.

  16. Lance says:

    Clinging Family,
    I want you to know as a new parent that i feel your loss greatly and i am very sorry. You are in my family’s prayers….

  17. Venita L Bowie says:

    Dear Steph and Chad,
    When I heard the news I was just devastated. My heart is heavy and I will be praying for God to comfort you and your family!!! Revelations 21:4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed. Cassie and Chad are God’s “Sweet Little Angels”. May you always remember the joy, the smiles, and their love. Miss you much. Venita

  18. John & Mary Steele Niekamp says:

    Our hearts are breaking… All of you are in our prayers… So sorry for you loss.

  19. John & Mary Steele Niekamp says:

    There are no words…. Our hearts are breaking for you. You are in our prayers.

  20. Thera Green says:

    Dear Clinging Family,
    I had the honor of knowing Cassie and Chandler at Blessing Hospital Childcare and at Liberty School. They were both amazing kids!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Thera Green- Liberty Teacher

  21. Loretta Goodwin says:

    You have my deepest sympathy. You have such a loving family and they will be missed by all who knew them.
    Love to all – Aunt Weedy

  22. Kristan Frericks says:

    To the Clinging Family and Friends,

    I teach at Liberty and you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace.

  23. Kathy (Kirkpatrick) Murrin says:

    Chad nothing any of us say is going to take the pain that you and Stephanie and the rest of your family feel right now. Know that everyone loves you and everyone is praying for you. My heart hurts so much that you. I so wish i was there right now for you. Please know that my heart is there. Love you!!

  24. brenda ohnemus says:

    your whole family have our deepest sympathy what a lost we will keep your family in our prayers and thoughts God had another plan for Cassie and Chandler may they rest in peace so

  25. Joan Larson says:

    My heartfelt prayers go out to the family and friends. May God be with them!!!

  26. Penny Hutton says:

    Chad, Stephanie, and Shelby,my heart aches for you. If only there were words to help comfort you, but at this time, only your faith in God can do that. Many prayers and thoughts for you. Love, Penny and Bruce Hutton

  27. Becky Clowers says:

    My heart breaks for yor family..I live 365 miles away and when i read this it just grabbed my soul…Words can’t discribe my grief for you…I pray God holds ya tight………

  28. pete stapp says:

    God know no whys ….may god give your family the strength and hope and love to guide you all…your in my familys thoughts and prayers ..
    pete & melvina stapp family

  29. Jessica & Kurtis McCabe says:

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. Heaven has two new angels.

  30. The Tranthams says:

    To the Clinging Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God grant you the strength you need to walk through this. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

  31. Amy Eyler Zornes says:

    Stephanie and family. I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers.

  32. Julie Kindhart says:

    my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Stephanie, words cannot express the feelings, that I have as a mother, for your tragic loss. We went to school together and you worked with my mother Diana Cooley. My deepest sympathies, Julie (Herpin) Kindhart

  33. Lisa Morrell says:

    Stephanie,I worked at Blessing in Dietary for a long time and remember you from there.I just wanted to say that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.I am so very sorry for your loss.May God be with you in this time of tragedy.Just remember to keep your faith in God, He will be with you always.

  34. Dawn and Monty Sickman says:

    our hearts pour out to you. we are so very sorry for your loss. havent stopped praying for you and your family.

  35. Christy Will says:

    Weasi and I are so sorry. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Stephanie, you, Chad and Shelby will always be in our prayers. We love you Steph.

  36. Mark, Angela and Kayla Shumaker says:

    You are constantly in our thoughts at this very difficult time.

  37. Cindy Cobb says:

    Stephanie, Chad & Shelby,
    Heaven now has 2 of the sweetest angels ever. I had the pleasure of having both Cassie & Chandler in my class at Blessing Hospital Childcare and my heart broke when I heard the news. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  38. Allen,Connie, and Brady Haschemeyer says:

    Clinging family, Our hearts,thoughts, and prayers go out to you.

  39. Chad, Stephanie and Shelby–my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry! Cassie and Chandler were loved and may God have special plans for his 2 angels.

  40. Karen Dickhut says:

    Mr. and Mrs. Clinging and Shelby,
    You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. May God our Heavenly Father grant you HIS peace – now and always.
    Mrs. Dickhut

  41. John and Stacy Clark says:

    We are sending our sincerest thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

  42. Connie Ward says:

    I don’t even know the words to express my thoughts to you. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your 2 beautiful children. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

  43. Bob and Carol Ward says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find peace with the memories you hold close and the knowledge that they are safe and loved in God’s hands.

  44. beth cash says:

    Chad, Stephanie, and Shelby-you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God’s arms wrap around you and comfort you during this difficult time.

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