Ronald Case

Nov 13th, 1932 - Jun 29th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Sun, Jul. 2nd, 2017 5pm-7pm


St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Mon, Jul. 3rd, 2017 10am

Ronald Case

Goreville-Ronald Leon Case, 84, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at his home.

Ronald was born on November 13, 1932 in Norfolk, NE to Cecil and Leona (Weaver) Case. He married Billie Everhart in Dayton, TN April 7, 1956.  She survives of Goreville.

Ronald served in the U.S. Navy where he was an avid tennis champion. He retired as a professor from Shawnee Community College.  Ronald served as officer of The Shawnee College Education Association and was the chair of the accounting and business departments at the college. Ronald was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and on the church council for St. Paul’s in Vienna and St. Joseph’s.  He was on the Board of Directors for Hospitality House in Vienna.  Ronald was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed gardening.  He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include:

Wife-Billie Case of Goreville


Jeanette and John Higginbotham of Glen Carbon

Sharon and Mike Walker of Goreville

Ronald H. Case of Goreville

Joni and Marty Manfredo of Marion


Tiffany and David Droege

Ryan Shelton and girlfriend Brooke Sepulveda

Micki and Chad Colson

Raleigh Walker

Christina and Casey Johnson

Gavin Robert

Alexandra Manfredo

R.J. Manfredo

Seven great grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Herb Case

Funeral mass will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marion with Monsignor Thomas Flach officiating. Burial will follow at Cana Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 5pm-7pm at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church building fund or the Shawnee Community College Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Blue Funeral Home; PO Box 411; Marion, IL 62959.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Steve Floyd

    From: Columbus, Georgia

    Date: June 30, 2017

    Billie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I so very much hope you find true peace from our Heavenly Father. God feels your pain. He says in 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 that He wants to comfort you in all your tribulations. He promises to make a whole new world for you to live in in Revelation 21:1-4 where He will dwell with mankind and do away with suffering, pain, sorrow and death. Jesus promises a resurrection back to life in John 11:1-4. I hope this helps some. Much more information is found in JW. ORG. Steve

  • Guest: Beth Spurlock

    From: Granite City, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love during this hard time.

  • Guest: Donna Hughs

    From: Fenton, Missouri

    Date: June 30, 2017

    Jeanette, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Barbara Mozingo

    From: LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

    Date: June 30, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. I remember when Ron, Billie and family moved to Marion. Ron was always full of fun. He became( and Billie) a great friend to my family. He will truly be missed by many.

  • Guest: Christine Case

    From: Bandera, Illinois

    Date: July 1, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family today and always. Sending our love
    Christine Case and Tim Zradicka
    Bandera, Texas

  • Guest: Mike Moore

    From: wolf lake, Illinois

    Date: July 1, 2017

    This message is from Mike Moore and was my favorite instructor when I was at Shawnee college and absolutely wonderful teacher and always had a wonderful sense of humor I have good memories of those I had for six course s.I pray for God’s strength on you all .p s a special hello to Sharon who also taught me at Shawnee high school.

  • Guest: Randy George

    From: Grand Chain, Illinois

    Date: July 2, 2017

    Thoughts and prayers to the Case family. Mr. Case was my instructor at Shawnee College from 1970-1972 in business classes and was an awesome teacher and friend. Shawnee should be very proud of him and his service to this community.
    Randy George, Grand Chain, Illinois.

  • Guest: Tami Dawes Wollard

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: July 2, 2017

    My prayers to the whole family. Mr.Case was my college professor when I started college at SCC. After being out of school for many years, he gave me confidence that a non-traditional student can do well. He was my first professor that I met on my first day. He made us all feel welcome. Sure a nice man and sweet spirit. I’m sorry I can’t be at the visitation, but I certainly can pray.

  • Guest: Theresa Anderson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 3, 2017

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have lots fun and fond memories of the Case household a life time ago when you lived in Marion. He was a loving and caring man. May God be with you and bless you.

  • Guest: Gerald Murrin

    From: Lombard, Illinois

    Date: July 4, 2017

    Billie, I was sorry to hear about Ron. Our condolences to you and your family. I’ll always remember our time in the Navy and being his tennis partner on the tennis team. Sincerely, Jerry and Pat