Hershel Paul Casey

05-05-1936 - 12-15-2019
Country: United States | State: Kansas | City: Overland Park

Hershel Paul Casey of Mission, KS, passed away December 15, 2019.  Visitation reception service will be held 12:00- 2:00 Friday, December 20, 2019 at Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 451-1860.  A private burial will take place later.

Hersh was born May 5, 1936 in Harrison, Arkansas.  He came from a dirt floor home in Arkansas, digging graves with his father and brother to help pay bills.  He left home at the age of 17, with $17 in his pocket, moving to Kansas City in 1953.  He worked at service stations in the metro area advancing his skills as a mechanic.  Hersh married Anne Weaver and raised four children together.  Soon after getting married, Hersh and his brother Ray opened Casey Brothers Service Station on Johnson Drive in Mission, Kansas (1959).  They successfully operated the business for over 56 years.  Many of his customers joined in the annual celebration of the business.  One of the last service stations in Johnson County that cleaned your windshield and provided complete auto repair.  Hersh and Ray worked 13 out of 14 days for the first fifteen years or so by each taking every other Sunday off.  Thanks to the gas shortage in the 70’s they finally decided to close the shop on Sundays and then only worked 60 hours every week until they retired.  Hersh married his wife, Maureen Casey, in 1981 living in Mission Kansas.

He loved to spend time out at his farm in DeSoto, KS with his family.  He enjoyed working on fences, equipment, hay fields and tending to his cattle and horses.  He was fond of hosting parties with family and friend at the farm.  He enjoyed pheasant hunting in Western Kansas with lifelong friends.  He was a member of the Sertoma Club in Mission.

Hersh was a quiet, no nonsense, loving father.  He was a self-made man who worked hard to earn his success.  He was respected and loved by his family and friends and is already missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Ray Casey, Geneva Casey Mayes, Verna Casey and John Willard Casey. Hersh is survived by his wife, Maureen Casey; children: Brad Casey, Mark Casey and wife Laurie, Jeff Casey and wife Cindy and Tammy Page and husband Rob; eight grandchildren: Brad Seaman and husband Ben Vossen, Elijah Casey and wife Katie, Casey Franke and husband Joey, Jeff Seaman and wife Danielle, Caleb Casey, Kris Grijalva and husband Jacob, Sarah Casey and Dan Casey and wife Bailey.  Great-Grandchildren:  Micah, McKenzie, Finley, Noah, Ben, Abigail, John Thomas and two more baby boys on their way; Maureen’s children Yvonne DeMaranville and Lynne Rowland.

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