Cassandra Varner Aiken passed peacefully on August 23, 2020, surrounded by her children. She was so deeply loved by all who knew her, beautiful inside and out. Cassandra was born in Tulsa, OK on April 26, 1961. A mother extraordinaire, passionate learner, world traveler, published author, beloved teacher, wife, and friend to all who knew her; Cassandra worked as a public school teacher early in her career before homeschooling each of her four children. Cassandra then returned to school herself, earning a masters degree in TESOL. Cassandra spent the last 12 years teaching and mentoring students for whom English was a second language in both Wood and Doddridge county schools. Cassandra is survived by her husband Tim Aiken of Sistersville; her four children Rachel (and Sam) Propst of Philippi, Michaelyn (and Kenton) Schrock of Morgantown, Matthew Kennedy of Nashville,TN, Amy Kennedy of Morgantown; her one granddaughter, Arden Propst; her cherished siblings David (and Kim) Varner, Abigail (and Rusty) Nida; many beloved nieces and nephews; her stepchildren Allison Carse of Weirton and Matt Carse of Ewa Beach, HI. Cassandra was preceded in death by her mother Corrine Prenett Varner and father James Bayard Varner. There will be a private celebration of life to be determined by family at a later date; there will not be a visitation. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Brain Tumor Association 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60631, www.abta.org; or the Switchfoot BroAm Foundation at www.broam.networkforgood.com.
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