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“Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May the Lord bless and keep Miss Casey. My great grandfather, John Rufus Casey, was Miss Casey's...Read More »
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Josephine Casey 1907-2004 Miss Mary Josephine Casey, 97, better known as Josephine, born on July 2, 1907 in Austin, Texas, passed away November 23, 2004 in Austin. She was the younger daughter of Joseph Wilson Casey and Lena Schwaner Casey. She was educated in the Austin public schools and the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors. She was a charter member of Psi Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta, honorary fraternity for women in education, at The University. She became a part-time employee of the Bureau of Economic Geology of The University of Texas in her undergraduate years and went on to serve over 45 years on its staff. For many years she was administrative assistant and editor of publications. A life-long Methodist, she was for over 60 years a member of the Chancel Choir of University United Methodist Church in Austin, serving as secretary-librarian for many of those years. She served as superintendent of the then Intermediate Department of the Sunday School and was a faithful member of the Fellowship Forum of the School, acting as song leader and a one-time editor of the class newsletter. She was a charter member of the Wesleyan Service Guild and served that organization as president, treasurer, and chairman of numerous committees. She was active in the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, serving as treasurer for 16 years. She lived in the family home on 38th street in Hyde Park from 1913 to 1998. Josephine was a poet most of her adult life and until very recently still enjoyed penning prose and poetry even as those around her enjoyed reading her work. She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her beloved sister, Bertha Florence Casey. She is survived by Barbara von Merz and Janet Adams, her very dearest friends and Second Family who made her happy and comfortable and whom she loved very much. She is also survived by cousins: W.G. Whitworth of Phoenix, AZ; L.O. and Marietta Whitworth of Sikeston, MO; Ray and Carolyn Whitworth of Indialantic, FL; Jenny S. and J.R. Graham of Chesterfield, MO; Nanette B. and Steve Lyons of Tullahoma, AL; Mona and Leslie Mitler of Carbondale, IL; Everett Hunter of Dallas, TX; Carolyn M. Cook, Josie Moore, and M’Liss Moore all of Austin and by numerous other cousins all of whom were dear to her; and by many loving friends of all ages. Love and appreciation is expressed for the loving and tender care given to Miss Casey by the wonderful staff at Retirement and Nursing Center in Austin, and to her many friends who gave her love and support. Funeral services for Miss Casey will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Visitation among Josephine’s friends will be from 12:00 noon to service time at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow in Oakwood Cemetery Annex. Pallbearers will be Paul Carapetyan, Russell Gregory, Charles Mallory, David Minnich, L.G. Shelton, Grant Thomas, Randy Thompson and T.B. Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Present and Past members of Fellowship Forum, Friends and Caregivers at Retirement and Nursing Center, Myron Braun, Beth Cotner, Maureen and Willie Kocurek, Wanda Mallory, Lois Martin, Dorothy Richter, Frances and George Ricker, Lena and Leon Sontag, James Wagner, Linda Wilson and Pat Wright. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Music Fund of University United Methodist Church, 2409 Guadalupe, Austin, 78705 or to a charity of one’s choice. Memorials and guestbook online @