Margaret ‘Jean’ Cash

Margaret ‘Jean’ Cash

Margaret “Jean” Cash, 72, of Carbondale, died Friday, May 20, 2022, at her home. 

She was born on June 30, 1949, in Belleville, the daughter of Eugene and Adele Stanfield Spradling. 

She married Paul Cash on March 29, 1970, in Lancaster, Pa.

Jean is survived by her husband, Paul Cash of Carbondale; a son, Michael Cash; a sister, Elizabeth Cash; nephews Eugene and Eddie Cash; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Loving mother, devoted wife, trusted friend. Jean was honored to share her talents with the family of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden for the past 20 years, leading the singing and working with the children. 

For still longer, she was an Oblate to the order of St. Benedict and exemplified the motto “work and prayer.”

Her days were filled with creating works of art, be they paintings or drawings, knitted or crocheted clothing or afghans, preserved jams, jellies or pickles, and she kept the church supplied with one-decade rosaries which she also sent to Our Lady of the Snows Shrine in Belleville. 

Jean always enjoyed the competition in the home shows at the Du Quoin State Fair and in the Union County Fair in Anna. She said that it was an inspiration to finish projects on time.  

Of course, her creations then found their way to the church bazaar or various charities. The support, encouragement, and love she shared with her husband and son and everyone who knew her will truly be missed, but they know she would rather be remembered with love than missed in sorrow.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden. Interment will be held privately. Friends can call from 9 a.m. until the service hour at 10 a.m. at the church.  

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden is in charge of arrangements.

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