Cassie N. Miller (Clifford), 37, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, September 9, 2022, surrounded by love and family, following a 14-month cancer battle.
Born to Mike and Cheryl (Hewlett) Clifford in Valparaiso, on May 7, 1985, Cassie welcomed many titles during her life. As a beloved daughter, she brought a tremendous amount of pride to Cheryl and Mike, from Soap Box Derby championships in her early years, to graduating Valparaiso High School, then the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. As a loving and beautiful wife, she brought her college sweetheart, Jon, a sense of completeness and perfectly complimented him in every way. Most importantly, she excelled in wearing the title of mother. As the mom of Layna (10), Josslyn (deceased at birth), Kaia (8), and Paxton (6), she was the center of their universe and they were the center of hers. Throughout her professional career, she positioned herself near her own children, while ensuring other parents' children received the same level of love and attention, from The Play School of Carmel, IN to Parkview Elementary in Valparaiso, where she also attended as a child.
In addition to her loving husband, beautiful children, and supportive parents, Cassie is survived by her brother, Jeremy (Brandi); grandparents, Joe and Dora Clifford and Dolly Hewlett; nieces and nephews, Jaxon Clifford, Trenton and Rylie Boezeman; and countless aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her grandpa, Don Hewlett.
Visitation hours will be held at Moeller Funeral Home (104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso, IN) on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 3 - 7:00 pm. A memorial service will also be held at Moeller Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, supporting the area of service of Oncology. Click here to watch the recorded funeral service.
Sending heartfelt love & Sympathy for the family & friends of Cassie. We are so sorry for your loss. With love & prayers, Norma Smith & Kimberly Howarton ( Family of Ann & Brad Miller )
It was truly a pleasure to have gotten to know and work with Cassie. She will be greatly missed but her warmth, kindness, and spirit will be remembered forever. -Krista Roberts
There are so many broken hearts over the loss of this angelic human. Cassie was the Epitome of what a mother should be…loving, caring and selfless. She gave us three beautiful babies to hug her through them. Thank you sweet girl. Rest in the Father’s arms and pray for all of us. Sweet Angel. -Donna Battista
My heart and prayers are with you and your family Jon. I know this is hard and I'm so sorry. Prayers for strength for you and the kids for the days ahead. -Bridget Mclaughlin
Jon and Family, I am praying for peace and strength for you all during this most difficult season. I am sorry for your loss. -Leslie Peels
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Cassie was my boss at the Playschool and I had Kaia as an infant and toddler. Cassie was the most amazing person. Give the kids a hug for me. My thoughts are with you and I wish you peace in your memories. -Diane Plesha
Jon I am your father in law's cousin. I didn't know Cassie but I can tell she was a good soul. My heart aches for you. You're in my prayers. Lean on your family and friends. I know the Clifford family well. They will be there to support you. -Kathy Landry
I knew Cassie from the Play School(Carmel). I will always remember her beautiful smile and sweet personality. My deepest sympathies are with you. -Cindi Grigdesby
Our deepest condolences to her kiddos and family. We are a family from The Playschool, Cassie was my favorite!! She made you feel like you were the only family at the daycare, making sure your kiddos were well taken care of, in a safe place and always greeted you with a smile! Rest in peace Cassie, thoughts and prayers with your family! -Melissa Lowery
I was lucky enough to be one of Cassie's nurses. I am saddened to hear of her passing. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. -Mary
I'm so sorry, I wish I had the words to help with loss of your sweet Cassie. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. -Beverly Young-May
I used to work with Cassie at Arbor Village at the Play Schools. She was such a kind and sweet person. I loved working with her. Prayers for your family during this difficult time. -Melissa Bailey