Rae Jeannine Yocom, age 88, of Casey, IL passed away at 11:58 p.m. on March 1, 2022 at Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care in Terre Haute, IN. She was born on November 17, 1933 in Charleston, IL, the daughter of Wayne Walter Owen and Mary Frances Morrison Owen. On June 29, 1950, she married Billy Lynn Yocom in Casey, IL; he passed away on May 29, 1983.
Survivors include her daughters, Bridget Hanners (Richard) of Casey, IL and Brenda Rae Yocom of Casey, IL; granddaughter, Janette Coleman (Jason) of Upton, KY; great grandchildren, Curtis Coleman (Becca) and Celeste Coleman; and great great granddaughter, Roselynne Coleman. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Jeannine attended Casey High School. She worked in the clerical department at Montgomery Ward in Ft. Worth, TX. While her daughters were in school, she worked as a substitute “lunch lady” at their school; she worked her way to fulltime and eventually food service director. Jeannine was also very active on the family farm; working in the fields on a tractor, driving trucks to the local elevator and managing the farm bookkeeping. Jeannine was over a 50 year member of the Areta Chapter #79, Order of the Eastern Star in Casey, IL. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching movies. Jeannine loved traveling and found great importance in family vacations. She loved spending time with her girls and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Markwell Funeral Home with Pastor Brooke Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery in Casey, IL. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, IL with Eastern Star services at 6 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, 400 E. 8th Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47804.
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