Joanne Irene Caskey went home to Jesus on January 1, 2023. Joanne was born to Lee and Lola Taggart on January 26, 1940 in Kansas City, MO.
She had 5 children, Cheryl Chamorro, Leanne Blissett (John), Russell Caskey, Susan Bulig (Kenny), and Alex Caskey (Tracy). She had 6 grandsons, 2 granddaughters in law, and 4 great grandchildren. There were many others that she looked upon as her children or grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
Joanne loved Jesus and was a mighty prayer warrior for anyone in need. Besides reading, she loved to sing, sew, play piano, and take long drives to see the countryside. Though just gone from us, she is already greatly missed.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
I will always remember Sunday mornings at the Caskey house and being rousted out of bed way too early to go to church. She was relentless.
I’m so thankful for the times of grins, giggles, long talks, short talks, the laughter and tears. Jody was my Aunt but felt more like a sister. Spring and Robins will always remind me of her and the love she had for her family. I have a pillow she embroidered for me about 30 years ago. It says, “Each dawn is a new beginning”. Now she will finally realize how much she meant to so many of us.
There really aren’t enough words for how grateful I am for Joanne, even to have known her. I met her a short 12 years ago and I will never forget the way I felt around her, or the kindness I was shown from her. The way she would pray everyday for us, and during that prayer when you heard it you just knew God was right there with us. Let alone the Mother she was to my Husband and the huge impact she had on his life. She loved him as her own, and instilled so many great qualities into him that I could never thank her enough for. She is a big part, if not the biggest part, of who he is today. When we gave birth to our daughter, we named her Gianna, which is actually the Italian version of Joanne. She loved it, but she loved her middle name even more so she called her Noelle. She was funny and feisty at times sure, but love poured from her soul when we would visit and every single time she laid eyes on my Husband…. That smile I could never forget. We will miss you so much but you will always be in our hearts. We love you Mom.
She was sassy and spirited and loved others deeply. I’ll miss Monaw a lot. I’ll miss our long deep talks and wondering around in the car. It’s hard to imagine my girls growing up without her! But I know she was ready to go, and we will see her again.
Joanne was always kind to me. She welcomed me into the family with open arms.
I will miss her laugh and giant heart.