Joan T Kasich, 88, of Maryville, IL, formerly of Litchfield, IL, died at Liberty Village, Maryville, IL on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. She was born March 23, 1931, in Mt Olive, IL to Michael Jatcko & Eleanor (Heffner) Jatcko. She married William Kasich on August 6, 1949 in Benld, IL and he survives. Joan was Valedictorian of the Benld Class of 1948. She received a Bachelors of Science in Art Education from SIU Edwardsville, IL.She was a retired teacher for grade and high school as an art teacher in Witt, IL. Joan loved flower gardening, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren and other family. She sang with the Sweet Addlaides Heartland group and the Holy Trinity Church Choir. She also like to prepare ethnic pastries for family holidays and celebrations.Joan was a member of the CFU Lodge 217 of Benld, IL, Senior Citizens of Litchfield, IL, Quilt Club, and Holy Trinity Church of Mt Olive, IL. Also surviving are her children, David W. (Deanna) Kasich of Edwardsville, IL, Kathy (Larry) Gallagher of Edwardsville, IL, grandchildren, Michael Gallagher, Vanita Gallagher, David A. (Molly) Kasich, Christina (Rick) Digby, great-grandchildren, Kendalyn Portz, Braydon Portz, siblings, Michael Jatcko of Litchfield, IL, Eleanor "June" Dubetz of Benld, IL, Pat Schwab of Litchfield, IL, Monica Woods of Lyons, IL and sister in law, Ann Pellock of Edwardsville, IL. Joan was preceded in death by her parents. Friends may call on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld, IL from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Funeral mass will be Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Blessed John Paul II in Mt Olive, IL. Burial will be at Holy Dormition Cemetery, Benld, IL. Memorials are suggested to Liberty Village Activity Room or St. Peter and Paul in Collinsville, IL. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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