Willa LaVonne CaseyJanuary 16, 1932 ~ February 18, 2017 (age 85)
Willa La Vonne Casey, 85, passed on February 18, 2017 at Chariton Specialty Care in Chariton, Iowa. Born January 1, 1932 to Edward Guy Williams and Laura Mae (Pool) Williams in Cambria, Iowa.
At an early age La Vonne and the family moved to Humeston, were she grew up and attended Humeston High School, graduating with the class of 1949. On February 5, 1955, she was united in marriage to Max Calvin Casey. Three children were born to this marriage; Sheri, Edward, and John.
La Vonne spent many years in the work force, from waitressing at Guessem's Cafe to her last job as
librarian for the Humeston Public Library. She enjoyed her years as an EMT at the Lucas County Hospital. She maintained close friendships with numerous people, including Walt and Betty Stander and Norm and Jane Fitzgerald. La Vonne was a longtime member of the Humeston Legion Auxiliary, and a member of the Humeston First Baptist Church.
La Vonne's interests included spending time with her family, especially her grand-children and great-grandchildren, listening to country music, attending dances with her Aunt Esther Williams, gardening, reading and telling jokes. She was a friend to many, and those who knew her knew that she was independent, funny, loving, stubborn, opinionated, and could swear "better than my Marine Corp drill instructor", according to her grandson Jason.
Preceding her in death were her parents, parents-in-law Paul Casey and Connie Casey, husband Max Casey, sister Ermalene Roe and brother-in-law Luke Roe, and sister Marcia Boughton and brother-in-law Merle Boughton. Left to remember her spirit are her children; Sheri Mongar and husband Richard of Humeston, Ed Casey and wife Anne of Humeston, and John Casey and life partner Dale Bowie of Urbandale. Grandchildren including; Jason Peasley and wife Courtney of Humeston, Malinda Peasley and Carl London of Parker, CO., Casey Peasley and Cameron Shriver of Chariton, Christopher Casey and wife Kristi of Humeston, Emerald and Cassandra Casey of Humeston. Great grandchildren Brandon Peasley and Madison Peasley of Humeston and a numerous host of friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humeston Public Library or the Humeston Volunteer Fire Department.