|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1920|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 27, 2010, USA|
Eileen Ruth Linehan Casey, 90 passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010.
She was born in South Dakota, the daughter of John Joseph and Veronica Linehan on February 17, 1920.
She is survived by three of her six sisters; Margaret Linehan, of Holyoke, MA; Jean Palensky and her husband Albert of Council Bluff, IA; and Mary Benedum of Hudson, FL and one brother-in-law, Ray Hengle of Rapid City, SD.
She left the family ranch to attend a boarding high school then to college as did all of her sisters. Her profession was nursing. She used that profession to both serve her country and to see the world as a Flight Nurse in World War II. Her time of service and her adventures are often repeated by her children and grandchildren as part of her fascinating history. She met her husband in the service as they were both stationed in Egypt. When her husband was medically discharged they settled in his home, Fort Smith, with their children. After she was widowed she took her children to graduate school with her to earn a Masters in Nursing from Marquette University. After graduation she worked in Fort Smith, teaching first at St. Edward School of Nursing, followed by Westark Jr. College and finally with Arkansas Tech University until her retirement.
Eileen is predeceased by her husband Herbert B. Casey, two sisters and a daughter, her youngest, Mary Shannon Casey.
She is survived by her son John J. Casey and his wife Vicki of Fort Smith and her son Bill Casey of Fort Smith; her daughter Patricia C. Wanslow and her husband Bob of Fort Smith. She leaves five grandchildren, Scott R. Rhodes and his wife Jennifer Rhodes, Kathleen C. Zambon and her husband Alex Zambon, Eleaner J. Hughes and her husband John Hughes, Patrick S. Casey and his wife Brittany Casey and Jane Eileen Casey. She also leaves three great grandchildren, Maya and Zack Zambon and Isaac Hughes.
Pallbearers were Scott Rhodes, Patrick Casey, Alex Zambon, John Hughes, Jim McDaniel, and Randy Gibbs.
Rosary was said at 6:30 PM Friday, July 30th at Fentress Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass was be 10:00 AM Saturday, July 31st at St. Boniface Catholic Church with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
Mary Shannon Casey (1954 - 1996)*
Holy Cross Cemetery
Created by: L Bruns
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55571501