Jean Marie Casey (aka “Jeanie Beanie the Clown”), 87, of Painesville, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, March 1st, 2020 at Heather Hill Care Communities in Claridon Twp. She was born in Buffalo, NY on February 3rd, 1933 to the late Anthony and Dolores (Schultz) Orlowski.
She loved bringing happiness to others by performing as Jeanie Beanie the Clown. Jean received her certification from the Mentor Clown School and was very active for over 20 years, performing at numerous venues for parties, parades, special events, and more. She also taught clowning and the artistry of clown face-painting.
Jean also performed in theatrical arts at the Rabbit Run and Lakeland Theaters. During the summers she liked mentoring kids at the theater summer camps. Jean also liked displaying her encaustic art at various art shows around NorthEast Ohio.
She was a proud member of Toastmasters International and gave many public speeches through them. Jean also authored a children’s book as well as had articles published in the News Herald.
Jean was also an active member of the Willoughby Friends Church Singles Again Divorce Recovery Outreach Program. She utilized her many talents to help others of whom the core group became lifelong friends. She further enjoyed participating in the music ministry and visiting nursing homes like Heather Hill, Liberty and the Harris House Apartments.
She will be dearly missed by: her loving children, Karen (Butch) Baker, Mary (Steve) Womble, David (Dianna) Casey, Christopher Casey; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Laurel Casey; and many friends.
She is preceded in death by: her parents; sons, John M. Casey Jr., James M. Casey; and great-granddaughter, Naomi Gray.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 12:00 P.M., SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH, 2020 AT THE PAINESVILLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, 10949 JOHNNYCAKE RIDGE RD., PAINESVILLE, OH 44077 with Pastor Aaron Taylor officiating. Family and friends will be received Saturday morning from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Jean's final resting place will be in Riverside Cemetery in Painesville, OH.
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