Merita Cash

July 13, 1964 - May 06, 2023


Merita Ispiri Cash, 58, was born July 13, 1964 to Seadet and Elez Ispiri in Prizren, Kosovo. She is survived by her mother Seadet Ispiri, her brother Mahir Ispiri(wife Suzana) her Aunt Belkiz Enyeni, her niece Ayfer Podujeva (husband Astrit) three nephews Goksel Ispiri (wife Gita), (Gokhan Ispiri (wife Ceylon), and Elez Ispiri and 5 great nieces and nephews. She has many wonderful cousins.

Survivers of her American Family are a Stepson, Kevin Cash, two step Grand Children, Katherine and Allison Cash , two 2 nieces Linda Reynolds (husband Russel), Vickie Burkett (husband Kinny) 2 nephews, Tom Head (wife Rhonda) and Kelvin Starks.  She also has many great nieces and nephews.

Merita was the very first woman in Kosovo to get a driver’s license. In 2000 she joined the Kosovo Police Service as a police officer. Her husband Douglas went to Kosovo in 2001 on a UN mission and worked in the same police station as Merita. They started dating in 2002 and in 2003 they got married on August 29. She stole his heart and he stole her from her country. They moved to Tulsa, OK in December 2003.In Tulsa she worked as a security officer at Promenade Mall.

Merita was an avid fisherman and was very good at it. She usually caught more fish than anyone she was fishing with. She would never pass up a chance to go fishing. She also loved to garden. She brought seeds with her from Kosovo and always had a bumper crop. She always grew enough to share with others. She had a very green thumb. But her greatest passion was gambling at the Hard Rock Casino. She said that was the only time she would not think about her cancer. She developed a close group of dear friends there and they had great times together. She also enjoyed singing Karaoke.

Merita became an American citizen in 2007. She loved America and her favorite holiday was the 4th of July. She loved the American flag and has clothing from head to toe of the American flag. Every year we would go watch the fireworks show and she had a great time.

Merita had a great sense of humor and was loved by most everybody that knew her. She will be greatly missed.

A viewing will be held at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home on Thursday, May 11 from 5pm-8pm.

Funeral services will be held on Friday May 12, 2023 at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home at 2pm.

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Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: May 12, 2023 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)

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