Juanita Kasey


STRASBURG – Juanita Faye “Jimmie” Kasey, 94, of Strasburg, and formerly of Charleston and Neoga died at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Harmony Center, Mattoon. She was a farmwife and homemaker.

A funeral service is 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, with Mike Giertz officiating. Burial is in Cochran’s Grove Cemetery, rural Windsor. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until the service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Kasey was born Aug. 19, 1924, at Strasburg, the daughter of the late Joe Abe and Lula Maye Schoby Young. She married Ralph “Bus” Kasey Nov.18, 1945, and he preceded her in death Oct. 6, 1991.

She is survived by her children, Lee (Sharon) Kasey of Charleston, Joan (Jerry) Willenborg of Greenup and Nels (Autumn) Kasey of Ashmore; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Maye Giertz.

Mrs. Kasey graduated from Strasburg High School in the Class of 1942. She made infant shoes at Brown Shoe Factory in Sullivan during World War II. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston, Neoga, and Strasburg. She will be remembered for her walking, quilting and making chocolate chip cookies.

Mrs. Kasey was actively involved in the activities of her children and grandchildren. She followed Christ throughout her life and led her family to follow him as well.

Memorial donations may be made given to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001. www.alzfd.org

Online condolences at www.howeandyockey.com.