Carter Shane Joseph, 3, of Geneseo, IL, passed away on Saturday March 2, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, IL. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday March 9, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Geneseo Community Center. This casual event is open to the public and will feature food, fun, and games for kids. Memorial contributions may be directed to www.outsidethelines.live. Private funeral services were held. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo Chapel, is assisting with arrangements.
Carter was born on September 3, 2015, the son of Alexander and Kelly (Lichty) Joseph, in Greenville, SC. Carter was a spirited child who loved animals, bugs, and dancing. Carter was a rambunctious preschooler who attended First Lutheran Pre-School in Geneseo. Carter loved his big brother, Hudson, and followed in his footsteps daily. His fearless and tough demeanor melted away when he had a marker or paintbrush in his hand. In art, he found peace.
Carter is survived by his loving parents, Alex and Kelly, his big brother, Hudson, Geneseo, IL; grandparents, Tim (Lori) Joseph, LaPlata, MD, and John (Janice) Lichty, McAdoo, PA. The family is devoted to carrying on Carter’s love of art.