Jeannie M. Casey, 76, of Streator passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, Texas where she and husband Larry had wintered for the past 17 years.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Dr. Rory Christensen will officiate.
Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services on Wednesday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.
Private Burial will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Streator. Honorary pallbearers will be Derek Casey, Ryan Knippel, Isaac Gage, Mason Corbin, Randy Casey, Colt Ables and Justin Jackson
Born December 17, 1941 in Leland she was the daughter of Fred and Anna (Grieder) Cowling. She married Larry Casey on June 15, 1958. He survives in Streator.
She is also survived by daughters, Lee Anne (Ray) Knippel of Ottawa and Cathy (Duane) Gage of Beeville, Texas; a son, Michael (Krista) Casey of Roy, Washington; grandchildren, Kristie Corbin, Ryan Knippel, Sara (Colt) Ables, Isaac Gage, Hannah (Justin) Jackson, Derek Casey, Raven (Gavin) Casey-Yost and Gianna Casey; great grandchildren, Mason Corbin, Addelyn Knippel, Vega Casey, Eli Casey and Charlee Maxine Yost; nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Barbara Simmons and Elsie Rieck.
She attended Streator High School.
She was a member of Central Church of Christ and a volunteer at the Food Pantry.
She worked at Streator High School from 1976 until 1994 as the Foodservice Manager. She later worked for Pontiac Grade Schools as the Foodservice Director from 1994 until her retirement in 2000.
Jeannie loved life and everyone she met loved her. She dearly loved her family and friends and her extended family in Weslaco Texas.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of her great granddaughter, Charlee Maxine Yost who was born with Cystic Fibrosis.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com