Kasaundra I. “Kassie” Staley, 70, of East Peoria, passed away at 11:01pm Saturday, August 11, 2018 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria.
Born August 28, 1947 in Peoria to Alfred W. and Lou L. Adams Jackson, she married Marshall Staley on December 18, 1965 in East Peoria.
Surviving are her husband, Marshall; their children, Shelly (Mike) Keating of Wheaton and Jeff (Patti) Staley of Batavia; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Ben, Colin, Noah, Anna, and Jonah; sister, Toni (Martin) Peterson of Germantown Hills; three nieces, and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Sherrie Neeble, a neice, Bridgette Wisslead and a nephew, Kaleb Neeble.
Kassie was a lifelong East Peoria resident, she graduated from East Peoria Community High School and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church. Over the years she used her talents in many ways, whether it was working with her “sister”, Linda, at Fast Printing, serving the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, or volunteering to support cancer patients after she was a Lymphoma survivor for more than 30 years. Kassie’s greatest joy in life came from her family. She adored her husband, children and grandchildren. Her sister, Toni, was her best friend and they talked multiple times a day. She was also dedicated to her large extended family, which included close friends like her Group Dinner Club. She enjoyed many years of friendship with them and organizing their gatherings. Her heart was for others and her motives selfless; everything she did was for the benefit of someone else.
A funeral service for Kassie will be held at 11:00 am Friday, August 17, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in East Peoria. Rev. Mary Arnold will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be at Fondulac Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Illinois CancerCare or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.