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Lois J. Cassidy

MORRIS, Ill. – Mrs. Lois J. “Joan” Cassidy, 81, of Morris, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17 with her family by her side.

Born Feb. 15, 1932, in Johnson County, Ill., she was the daughter of Harrison and Lena (Dunn) Adams. She married Thomas H. Cassidy on May 1, 1970, in Arkansas.

She and her husband moved to Morris in 1976. They owned and operated the Paint & Chips Shop on West Washington Street in Morris.

For 22 years, she was a retail associate with the Walmart store in Morris and Westchester, Ohio, retiring May 1, 2010.

Joan enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was an accomplished artist.

Joan is survived by three daughters, Deborah Lynn St. Vincent of Aurora, Ill., Beth Ann (Roger) Butler of Sandwich, Ill., and Julie Marie Hulbert of Morris; a son, Scott William (Mary Ann) Shawmeker of Westchester, Ohio; six grandchildren, Melissa (Keith) Brummel, Michael (Beth) Butler, Kate (Chad) Whillock, Olivia Shawmeker, and Lukas and Megan Hulbert; and six great-granddaughters, Hannah, Margaret, Brynn, Charlotte, Luxx and Annie.

Joan is also survived by two sisters, Vera (Al) Grill of Atlanta, Ga., and Sue Ellen (Jack) Keller of Marion, Ill.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas, in 1988; two sisters; and six brothers.

The visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington St., Morris. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials made to Morris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center will be appreciated.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, Morris.

For information, visit the website at or call 815-942-0084.

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