Obituary: Sally Casey Clancy

April 9, 1935 – Aug. 27, 2021

Sally Casey Clancy, 86, of Washington Island, died at home after a brief illness.

Sally was born in Highland Park, Illinois, to 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 where Sally met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Clancy. The two were united in marriage May 16, 1959. While residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, they welcomed their two sons, Timothy and Sean, and spent the next 30 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 to Washington Island permanently 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, when 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.

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 can be shared through her tribute page at




Trueblood Performing Arts Center (TPAC)

P.O. Box 136, Washington Island, WI 54246


Washington Island Mosling Recreation Center

1877 Lake View Road, MAIL TO: P.O. Box 68, Washington Island, WI 54246

Tel: 920.847.2226


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