Joel Casady Obituary (1941 – 2022) – Warsaw, IL
Ned was born October 29, 1941 in North English, Iowa, the son of Walter W. and Ida Marie (Wymore) Casady.
On August 11, 1961, he married Margaret Johnson in Fairfield, at Parsons College Chapel. They then divorced. He married Carol Sharpe on July 4, 2004 in Warsaw. She survives.
Ned graduated from English Valleys High School, North English, in 1959, where he played four years of college football and loved every minute of it. He was also an Eagle Scout. Ned then graduated from Parsons College in 1963 with a degree in mathematics. Ned was a farmer, was an Honorary Farmer of the Warsaw FFA Chapter in 1980, and was recognized for outstanding achievement in resource conservation by the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District in 1987. He was also employed as a substitute teacher throughout the region. , serving area schools including Hamilton Secondary School and the regional office of Alternative Learning Services for Youth in Carthage.
He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Warsaw, where he enjoyed singing. His love of music led him to join his daughter’s family in McNamara’s Band, where he played saxophone. In his spare time, Ned enjoyed watching old westerns (especially “Gunsmoke”), listening to old radio programs, and working in his yard. Ned was an active member of his community, often volunteering and serving as school board president in the 1970s and 1980s. He also volunteered with the Hancock County Historical Society. He was a good neighbor and loved helping others, even if he was difficult and unpleasant at times. Ned remained stubborn until the very end.
Ned is survived by his wife Carol Casady of Warsaw; four children, William “Bill” (Barbara) Casady of Warsaw, Deb (Max) Roskamp of Sutter, Illinois, Paul Casady of Keokuk and Ariel (Andrew) Benedict of St Francisville, Missouri; 12 grandchildren, Jenna (Steve) Gakumo, Megan Kaneer, Rachel (Kevin) Riley, John (Christy) Roskamp, Justin Roskamp, Brandon Sage, Janelle Casady, Joel Casady, Jessica Casady, Audrina Benedict, Riley Benedict and Lillian Benedict; six stepchildren, John (Sherry) Morton, Susan (Kirk) Gribler, Lillian (Glenn) Foulks, Lauralisa Anderson, David (Brenda) Morton and Thomas (Amy) Morton; and eight great-grandchildren. Other survivors include many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ned is preceded in death by his parents; his sister Becky Stanley; and his grandson Gavin Roskamp.
The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday February 5 at the First Presbyterian Church in Warsaw, with interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery, Warsaw. The service will be streamed live on Ned’s obituary page at www.printyfuneralhome.com.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 5 at the church, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. directly before the service, with family meeting friends from noon to 2 p.m.
Memorials can be directed to the First Presbyterian Church in Warsaw or the Hancock County Historical Society, where he remained an active volunteer until his death.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.printyfuneralhome.com.
The Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw is in charge of the arrangements.
Published by Daily Gate from February 3 to February 4, 2022.