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A beef farmer and milk hauler from Bradleyville William O. Casey the son of Oren Casey and Maggie Nance Casey, was born on Dec. 25, 1927 in Pottman, Kan., and went to be with his Lord Jesus on March 8, 2008 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, at the age of 80 years, 2 months and 13 days.
Bill lived all of his life in the Bradleyville community. He was a beef farmer and milk hauler for Bradleyville Cheese Plant. On Aug. 28, 1947, Bill and Tressie Cox were united in marriage in Crossroads, Mo., and to this union two children were born. Bill enjoyed squirrel, turkey, deer and coon hunting, fishing, and growing a big garden to give to his friends. He also enjoyed raising hogs and the blessing of Christian fellowship at gospel/blue grass singings.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant sister, Linda.
He is survived by his wife, Tressie (Cox) Casey, of Heart of the Ozarks, Ava; one son and wife, Gary and Barbara Casey, Bradleyville; one daughter and husband, Sue and Bill Guerin, Taneyville; five grandchildren, Eric and Shorty Guerin, Cassey Matthews, Sara Ridings and Amy Blair; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Wayne and Mary Casey, Springfield, and J.B. and Marcie Pare, Ozark; four sisters, Nita Lambeth, Springfield, Lorene and husband, Elwyn, Granite City, Ill., Betty and husband, Junior Halcomb, Oldfield, and Carolyn and husband, Frank Busek, Phillips, Wisc.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held Tuesday, March 11, at 10 a.m., in Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Revs. Keith Lafferty and Jeff Marsh officiating. Interment followed in the Hall Cemetery at Mound. Visitation was Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The family requests memorials to American Diabetes Association or Gideons International. On-line condolences may be made to www. clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com.