July 16, 2012
TEXAS- Geraldine R. Casey “Kish-ko-kwe”, of Coolidge TX went to be with the Lord July 13, 2012 at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital under the care of Denver Hospice. Born on April 30, 1944 in Topeka KS, she was the daughter of Orlando “Meshi” P. Green-Young and Augustine Spetto and was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
She grew up in Mayetta KS where she met and married Franklin ‘Butch’ Harrison in June 1961. They had five girls, Jeannine, Patricia, Priscilla, Frankie and Jessica. In 1970 they moved to Dallas TX and shortly after were divorced. On July 4, 1975 she married Jim Casey and they moved to East Texas. They had three children, Stewart, Kathleen and Josie.
Geraldine worked for the US Postal Service for many years and at different hospitals and nursing homes over the years. She loved playing softball, bowling, canning and homemaking. She was a member of the Mesquite Tree Festival Planning Committee and ran a booth every year selling Indian Tacos.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Cleo Green and Bruce Walker, a sister, Claudette Green, and daughters Josie Casey and Frankie Harrison.
She is survived by her loving husband Jim Casey; brother Calvin Masqua, Lawrence, KS; sister Jeannette Green Little Sun, Mayetta KS; daughters Jeannine Johnson, Nashville, IN, Patricia Harrison, Whitehouse, TX, Priscilla Wooley, Ft. Wayne, IN, Jessica Harrison Accipiter, Tyler, TX, Kathleen Casey, Berryville, TX, and son Stewart Casey, Tyler, TX; fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Drum Services will be Tuesday evening July 17, 2012 at the Danceground building west of Mayetta. Burial will be Wednesday morning at Met-WeShab-ni (Hale) Cemetery. To leave a special message for the family, visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com
(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home-Holton, Kan.)