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09/25/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Mary Webster Steed Casey

Mary Webster Steed Casey
(18 June 1922 - 17 Sept 2016)

Blackstone High School Class of  @ 1939

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   The sad news has returned to us this Sunday morning.  
Mary Webster Steed Casey, Blackstone HS Class of @ 1939, passed away in Virginia Beach on Saturday, September 17, 2013 at the age of 94. 

   Mother of Bill Casey, Melinda Casey Morgan, Nancy Casey Parker (Ferguson HS - '70) of VA, and Tim Casey, and mother-in-law of     Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Casey (New Rochelle HS [NY] - '31) (12 Nov 1913 - 08 Mar 2014).

From the Daily Press - 09/25/16:   

                   Mary Webster Steed Casey


NEWPORT NEWS - Mary Webster Steed Casey died Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Virginia Beach. She was 94 years old.

She was one of six children, born on June 18, 1922 in Lawrenceville, Virginia. She graduated from Blackstone High School and attended Richmond Professional Institute.

She married William Edward Casey in 1942 and after his service in World War II, they moved to Newport News where they lived until his death in 2014. They were members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church and the James River Country Club.

Mrs. Casey was a former member of the Junior League of Hampton Roads. In 1967, she joined the staff of Christopher Newport College where she spent twenty two years working in the office of the Dean of Faculty.

Mr. and Mrs. Casey were fortunate to enjoy together a long and happy retirement.



Mrs. Casey is survived by two sons, Bill Casey and his fiancée, Bridget Baxendale, Tim Casey and his wife Diana; two daughters, Melinda Morgan and her husband Ned Morgan, Nancy Parker and her husband Jimmy Parker; eight grandchildren, Ryan Casey, Keegan Casey, Jena Davis, Alan Casey, Casey Morgan, Laura Morgan, Carrie Donaldson, Sam Henderson and six great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Virginia Beach for the wonderful care of Mrs. Casey during her last year.

There will be a private family burial. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on September 25, 2016.   
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September 25, 2016

I'm extremely sorry for the tremendous loss your family has received. My thoughts and prayers are with the Casey Family.
I attended Hilton Elementary School with Melinda a long time ago.

~ Jim Ridenhour, Carrollton, Virginia

September 26, 2016

  Webber and Bibby were our beloved neighbors for 35 years. They were a wonderful couple and visits with them were delightful. We enjoyed knowing their children and grandchildren. May they RIP together.

~ Karen Benson, Newport News, Virginia

September 26, 2016

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Casey's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.

"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herb Hice, one of my Famous Marines who served in WWII
Thanks, Herbie!
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/09

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