Tahlequah Daily Press

Obituaries

June 26, 2014

Vivian Lee Casady

TAHLEQUAH — TAHLEQUAH – Services for Vivian Lee Casady will be held at 11 a.m., Friday June 27, at the Hart Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Dale Dyer officiating.

Interment will follow in the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Sign the online guestbook at www.hartfuneralhome.net.

Vivian Lee Casady the daughter of Aurthur Lee and Josie (Justus) Stiles was born June 20, 1919, in the Stone Chapel Community and departed this life to be with her Lord on June 23, 2014 at the age of 95 years and three days.

Vivian was 15 years old when she met what she said was “the cutest boy I had ever seen” at a pie supper in Woodall, where she said, “I flirted with him.”

Then, on Nov. 17, 1935, she married Clayton Casady at the home of the justice of the peace in Park Hill. Clayton was the love of her life and would sing the song “You Are My Sunshine” to her all the time, and on their 70th wedding anniversary he held her hand and sang that song to her.

They had moved to Detroit, Michigan, where their first child was born; this was one of the saddest times in their lives because they lost their first child.

Vivian was a woman who loved people and enjoyed being active in different organizations such as: Rebekahs (the female IOOF) and Stone Chapel Home Demonstration Club.

She volunteered at Remarkables for many years and she was the secretary/treasurer for the Woodall United Methodist Church.

Vivian’s happiest times were with her family. She loved to entertain and have parties. She enjoyed having Bible study in her home and having friends over to watch the new Gaither tapes.

Her husband’s job allowed them to live in different places across the United States.

After their retirement, she loved to travel and see the world.

They spent many winters on the Florida or Texas coasts with friends. Vivian has been to Padre Island, fishing in Colorado, hunting in Canada and she has traveled through Germany and Holland.

She enjoyed life and all that life had to offer and she took advantage to live her life to the fullest.

She touched many lives along her life’s journey and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clayton Casady; her daughter, Bonnie Lee Casady; and her sister, Lucille Stiles.

She is survived by a loving family, which includes her children, Mary Jo Stephens of Wagoner and Jim Casady and wife Carmalita of Fort Gibson; her grandchildren, Pamela Jo Hazen of Tahlequah, Tammy Casady of Chickasaw, Carla Jean Moore of Tulsa, Kimberly Ann Cable of Ketchum and Larry David Stephens of Tahlequah; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Many friends and other relatives also survive her.

Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand Ave., 918-456-8823.

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