Obituaries

“Our Family Serving Your Family Since 1953″

**************************************************************************************

Condolences:
We have opted to use email for condolences so the general public can not read your personal messages to families.  We will download each condolence and make sure the family receives a hard copy.  Please put the name of the family in the subject line, write your message and email to: 
castofh@gmail.com

*******************************************************************************************

LOUISE (ANDERSON) BAKER

 Baker, Louise Louise Anderson Baker, 89, of Ripley, WV, passed away suddenly April 26, 2015, in Overbrook Center, Middleport, OH.
   She was born August 1, 1925, in Acme, WV, a daughter of the late Jess Lee and Laura Anna (Farley) Anderson. Her husband, Warren Baker, sisters, Jessie Jarrell, Dorothy Wiggington, Zelpha Stewart, and infant sisters, Zelma and Lucille, also preceded her in death.
   Louise was a former sales clerk and certified nurses assistant. She was a 27-year volunteer with the Jackson General Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Parchment Valley Baptist Church, Ripley.
   Survivors include her children, Diane Pauley (Glenn) of St. Albans, WV, Paula Sayre (Lloyd) of Carpenter, OH, David Jones (Marcie) of New Haven, WV, and Tammy Casto (Mike) of Evans, WV; sister, Freda Clark of Racine, OH; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and seven step great grandchildren.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Herman Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service on Thursday, at the funeral home. 

FRANKLIN DAVID RICHARDSON

  Richardson, Foglesong Franklin David Richardson, 74, of Vinton, OH, U.S. Flagpassed away April 21, 2015, in Riverside
Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH, following an extended illness.

   He was born a son of the late Hiram Richardson Sr. and Mable (Elkins) Richardson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Richardson; sisters, Goldie Love, Ula Ashton, Silvia Richards, and Martha Hart.
   He was a United States Army Veteran and was a
retired foreman from Century Aluminum,  Ravenswood, WV. He was a member of Leman Hall New Haven Bow Hunters Club. He was a former coach for Little League baseball and basketball and also a coach for the French Quarter and Blue Tartan Softball team.

   He was a former coach with the Kaiser Aluminum, Kera House softball team that played in the World Championships.
   He was a Christian.
   Survivors include son, John Michael Richardson of Wellston, OH; daughter, Crystal Renee Army 02Stamper and her husband, Donald of Letart, WV; brother, Hiram Richardson, Jr. and his wife, Yvonne of Columbus, OH; granddaughters, Samantha Goble of Jackson, OH, and Sarah Stamper of Letart, WV, a great-granddaughter, Emma Goble of Jackson, OH, and Etta Richardson.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Tim Edin officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart, WV. Visitation will be Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

CATHERINE SUE GIBBS

   Catherine Sue (Pierce) Gibbs, 74, of New Haven, WV, passed away April 20, 2015, at her home following an extended illness.
   She was born February 28, 1942, in Racine, OH, a daughter of the late Elmer and Charlotte (Gray) Pierce. She was also preceded in death by her two sons, Jeffrey Scott Gibbs and Patrick Keith Gibbs.
   She enjoyed gardening, flea markets, Elvis Presley and her cats.
   Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Hurbert W. Gibbs; son, Timothy Wayne and his wife, Jaqueline Gibbs of Letart, WV; daughter, Tanya and her husband, Barry Westerviller of Hilliard, OH; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
   Service will be private. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, New Haven, WV. Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, is serving the Gibbs family.

MARY M. JOHNSON

   Mary Melba (Ihle) Johnson, 85, of Mason, WV, passed away April 14, 2015, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a brief illness.
   She was born a daughter of the late Clarence Christopher and Evelyn Beatrice (Stewart) Ihle. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Luella Moore.
   She was a member of the Mason United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
   Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Earl H. Johnson; sons, Earl Michael (Marie) of Pomeroy, OH, and Brian E. (Brenda) Johnson of Mason; daughter, Alice Faye Chapman of Mason; sister, Lora Ann Russell of Mason; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Tim Edin officiating, Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home

WILBUR “WEBB” CAMPBELL

   Wilbur Wilson “Webb” Campbell, 86, of Ravenswood passed away April 14, 2015 atU.S. Flag Abbyshire Place, Bidwell, OH.
   He was born January 21, 1929 in Ravenswood, WV, a son of the late William Bartall and Rena Mae (Thivener) Campbell. His brother, Robert Cecil Campbell and two sisters, Helen Bradley and Lillian Jett, preceded him in death.
   He was a former railroad employee. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War era and a member of VFW Post #6669 of Ravenswood.  His hobbies were fishing and hunting.Army 02
   Survivors included his wife, Susie (Pickens) Campbell of Ravenswood.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor David Johnston officiating.  Burial will follow in Ravenswood, Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the funeral home on Friday.

DOUGLAS EDWARD KIMES

   Douglas Edward Kimes, 54, of Ravenswood, passed away suddenly, April 13, 2015.
   He was born June 15, 1960, in Ravenswood, WV, a son of the late Edgar “Pete” and Annie (Kerr) Kimes of Sherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Edgar “Junior” Kimes, and sister, Caroline (Kimes) Barnes.
   Doug was a carpenter, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, mowing his yard, attending football games, and just spending time with family.  He was a good man, and will be missed by all.
   He is survived by his loving wife, Sara Kimes of Ravenswood; sons, Chris Kimes and his wife, Shannon, Luke Kimes all of Ravenswood; daughters, Jennifer Kirk and her husband, A.J. and Brittany Taylor of Ravenswood; sons, Samuel Taylor and Jeremiah Taylor of Ravenswood, brothers; Timothy Kimes and Neal Kimes of Millwod, Gary Kimes of Belleville, and Tom Kimes of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Emma, Isaiah, and Lilly Kimes, Elizabeth and Marissa Kirk and Brooklyn Kimes, all of Ravenswood.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor S. R. Parsons Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow in Ravenswood, Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Thursday.
   In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred.

ROBERT L. BARR

  barr Robert Laban Barr, 74, of Leon, WV, passed away April 13, 2015, in Cabell Huntington Hospital following a sudden illness.
   He was born, October 17, 1940, in Leon, WV, a son of the late Ray E. and Gloria Ruth (Sayre) Barr. His brothers, Ray Edward Barr and Thomas Barr, and a sister, Louise Pringle also preceded him in death.
   He was a retired heavy equipment operator, and mechanic from Green Valley Bridge Construction Company, and was currently employed by Pipes Plus, Nitro. He was a member of the Mt. Tabor Church, Leon, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.
   Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mauna Lei (Hayes) Barr; son, Robert Laban Barr, II (Connie) of Dunbar; brothers, Clayton Barr of Point Pleasant, and Ronald Barr (Opal) of Leon; five grandchildren, and one great grandchild, and a very good friend, Dana Davis of Leon.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Lawrence Conger, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Barr Family Cemetery, Leon. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

DELMAR GLEN PURSLEY

Pursley, Delmar website   Delmar Glen Pursley, 83, of Leon, WV, passed away April 11,U.S. Flag 2015, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, OH following a brief illness.
   He was born April 6, 1932, in LeRoy, WV, a son of the late Glen and Dena (McVay) Pursley.
   He was a Korean War era United States Army veteran, and was retired from Ravenswood Aluminum with 30 years of service. Delmar, was a farmer, and had raised registered Polled Hereford cattle 57 years. Over the years he received many citations and awards including being named the West Virginia Outstanding Young Farmer in 1963. He was named an honorary member of the FFA Chapters at Ripley, and Ravenswood High Schools. He was a member of the American Hereford Association and was a Baptist by faith.Army 02
   Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Norma Colene (Epling) Pursley; sons, Tom Pursley of Kill Devil Hills, NC, and Charles Pursley (Beverly) of Leon; daughter, Denise Smith of Racine, OH; grandchildren, Teresa Paul of Racine, OH, Destany Pursley and Megan Pursley, both of Leon; great grandchild, Kaiden Pursley of Leon; brothers, Hereford logoDale Pursley of Navarre, OH, Don Pursley and Jack Pursley both of Sandyville, and sisters, Deloris DeLany of Reedy, and Jerry Greathouse of Spencer.
   Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

FOSTER LEON WILKINSON

   Foster Leon, Wilkinson, 64, of Sandyville, WV, passed away April 10, 2015, in Ripley, WV.
   He was born January 22, 1951, in Sandyville, a son of the late Foster Freeman Henry and Esta Clarabelle (Riggs) Wilkinson. His brother, Larry Wilkinson, and sisters, Letha Wilkinson and Mertie Wilkinson, also preceded him in death.
   He was a farmer, and sawmill worker. He enjoyed hunting and attended the Ripley First Church of God.
   Survivors include his brother, Robert Wilkinson (Deloris) of Sandyville; uncles, Thomas Wilkinson of Sandyville, and Ralph Riggs (Anna) of Ravenswood, and several nieces, nephews, cousins.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Tim Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in Drift Run Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

RANDALL LARENTZ PARSONS
1917 – 2014
AGNES DOLLY (DURST) PARSONS
1922 – 2013

   Graveside service for Randall and Agnes Parsons will be 12:00 noon Monday, April 13, 2015, at Letart Falls Cemetery, Letart Falls, OH.  Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting with local arrangements.

LARRY “J.R.” PARSONS, JR.

Parsons, J.R. pic   Larry Eugene “J.R.” Parsons, Jr., 37, of Ripley, WV, passed away April 6, 2015, at Jackson General Hospital, following an extended illness.
   He was born October 18, 1977, in Ripley, a son of the late Larry Eugene and Reta Gale (Dillon) Parsons.
   He was a former manager at Shoney’s in Ripley, and worked in sales. He enjoyed golfing.
   Survivors include his son, Dylan Parsons; daughter, Ryley Parsons; uncle, Gary Parsons of South Charleston; aunts, Beverly Sue Dillon and Olivia Parsons both of Ripley; step grandmother, Helen Dillon of Ripley; step uncle, Richard Winter of Waynesboro, VA; step aunts, Terry Lynn Faunce of Townville, PA, and Susan Detwiler of Waxhaw, NC, and cousins, Yvette Welling of Ripley, Brandi Nelson of South Charleston and Mike Clark of Winfield.
   Service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Franklin Howerton officiating.   Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fairplain Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred.

WESLEY MORRIS

   Wesley V. Morris, 87, of Ravenswood, formerly of Waverly, OH, passed away April 5, 2015 inU.S. Flag the Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, WV.
   He was born April 13, 1928, in Servia, WV, a son of the late Everett Sherwood and Ethel  Lucille (VanBuren) Morris. His brother, Charles Morris; sisters, Naomi Hoover and Beulah Sondergaard also preceded him in death.
   He was a U.S. Army combat veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a former employee of Goodyear Atomic and retired from Mead Paper Company, Chillicothe, OH as a machine operator. He was a Baptist by faith.
   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Doris Nell (Kennard) Morris of Ravenswood; sons, Jeffrey S. Morris of Hillsboro, OH, Scott A. Morris of Burnside, KY, Eric S. Morris of Chillicothe, OH; brother, Presley Morris of Millwood; sisters, Joan Given of Ravenswood, Shirley Bailes of SouthArmy 02 Charleston; and five grandchildren.
   Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Arvil Murray Jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Thursday. Graveside/Committal service will be 3 p.m. at Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, OH, April 9, 2015.

ROSANN MAE (BIRD) KEIFFER

   Keiffer, Roseann M.Rosann Mae (Bird) Keiffer, 81, of Ravenswood, WV, formerly of Belle, WV, and Evans, WV, passed away April 5, 2015, in the Hilltop Center, Hilltop, WV. She is now free from suffering and in the arms of her Heavenly Father.
   She was born June 24, 1933, in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Oscar and Orma (Critchfield) Bird. Her husband, Clarence Edward Keiffer; daughters, Cathy Ann Keiffer, and Debra Sue Childers, and a grandson, Ryan Keiffer, also preceded her in death.
   She was a lifelong Christian, was a TOPS president, Sunday school teacher, church secretary and treasurer. She was also a Boy Scout den mother, homeroom mother, and was the former co-owner of Little Giant Food Market in Belle, WV.
   Survivors include her sons, Larry G. Keiffer of San Antonio, TX, Gary R. Keiffer (Alvada) of Mabscott, WV, and Phillip Edward Keiffer of Charleston, WV; sisters, Imogene Welch of Clendenin, WV, Betty Halstead (Mike) in GA, and Francelene Starcher of Ripley, WV; brother, Jim Bird of Clendenin, WV; grandchildren, Andrew Keiffer, Justin Keiffer, and Daniel Keiffer Clay, all of Charleston, WV, Michelle Nichols (J. Brooks) of Cross Lanes, WV, Beth Schlieper (Craig) of Cameron, WV, Jeremiah Garnes of Evans, WV, and Emily Keiffer of Ripley, WV.
   Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Board-Bird Cemetery, Clendenin, WV, with Jim Green officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

GERALDINE (RITENOUR) CLICK

   Click, GeraldineGeraldine Rosetta (Ritenour) Click, 93, of Cottageville, WV, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at her home April 3, 2015, following an extended illness.
   She was born July 31, 1921, in Forestville, PA, a daughter of the late Fredrick F. and Clara Luella (Snyder) Ritenour. Her husband of 61 years, Dellas Luther “Boog” Click, an infant son; brothers, Lester, Frederick, Alivi, and Richard; sisters, Florence Woliniski, Elizabeth “Babe” McCormick, and Katherine Ritenour, and her fondest grandson, George Davis, Jr., and a nephew, Larry McCormick also preceded her in death.
   Gerry was a homemaker, and enjoyed reading, country and gospel music, and being a servant to her family. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Toledo, OH, and she attended the Cottageville, United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include her son, Rodney Dallas Click (Anna) of Assawoman, VA; daughters, Darlene Elizabeth Davis (George, Sr.), and Joanne Clara Myers (Billy) all of Cottageville; grandchildren, Samantha Lee Click of Princess Anne, MD, Christopher Bandon Click of Lithia, FL, Jeremy Allen Click of Washington, D.C., Tammy Shreve of Jacksonburg, WV, Steven Southerly, Jr. of Cottageville; step grandchildren, Jeanette Blackwood of Cottageville, and Robert Myers of IN; great grandchildren, Ashely Davis, Holly Davis, Daniele Shreve, Tyler Belcher, Trever Belcher, Jay Click, Nathan Click, Brandon Click, Ryan Click, Samantha Southerly, Dakota Southerly and Rebel-Ann Southerly; step great grandchildren, Clayton Blackwood and William Blackwood; step great great grandchildren, Bailey Shreve and Julie Shreve, and nieces and nephews, Rita Filby, Mike McCormick, Terry Woliniski, Cathy Ritenour, Ricky Ritenour, Thomas Ritenour, Steven Ritenour, James Ritenour, Lee Ritenour, Donna Rowen, Jerry Rowen, Glen Rowen, Raymond Rowen, Linda McIntyre, and Joe McIntyre.
   Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from noon until time of service on Monday, at the funeral home.

HARLEY BURTON “HODD” CLINTON

  Clinton, Harley use this oneHarley Burton “Hodd” Clinton, 88, of Sandyville, WV, passed awayU.S. Flag March 30, 2015.
   He was born October 9, 1926, in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Mount Vernon and Lucy (Winters) Clinton. His daughter and five sisters also preceded him in death.
Mr. Clinton was a retired Vietnam War era United States Army veteran with 23 years of service. He was also a retired press operator from Kardex Systems of Marietta, OH. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with family and watching Westerns.
   Survivors include his sons, Wade Clinton (Lisa) of Hickory, NC, and Harley Deane Clinton (Tabatha) of Leon, WV; daughters, Donna Barnes (Walton) of Stoney Creek, VA, Susan Black of Phoenix, AZ, and Malinda Kleber (Douglas) of King, NC; 13 grandchildren, 11 greatArmy 02 grandchildren, and a special friend Ann White, and many other special family members.
   The family would like to give a special thanks to Tabatha Clinton for her care and devotion to Harley the past several months.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Matt Perrine officiating. Burial will follow in the Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty, with military honors by American Legion Post #107, Ripley. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

DORIS JUNE KESSINGER

   Foglesong 1st callDoris June Kessinger, 84 of New Haven, WV, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at her home.
   She was born March 22, 1931, in Princeton, WV a daughter of the late Dual P. and Ruth (Hill) Higgins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John R “Bob” Kessinger and a brother, Don Higgins.
   She was a retired registered nurse, a mother to five children and grandmother to many, some of whom were related to her.    Survivors include; sister, Janis Grose of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Carlos Higgins of Austin, TX, Owen Higgins of South Charleston, WV, David Higgins of Dunbar, WV, Jerry Higgins of Louisville, KY; daughters, Linda (Mike) Rhodes of Bristol, TN, June Kessinger of New Haven, WV, Alice (Jeff) Jordan of Spencer; sons, Robin (Mary) Kessinger of Saint Albans, WV,  Dan (Mary Amy) of Saint Mary’s, WV; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
   At the time of her death, Doris was a member of the Mount Alto Church of Christ. She made a lifetime of sacrifice, having been indispensable in support of her husband’s calling as a gospel preacher. This included upholstering furniture with arthritic hands so that Bob could preach in places that were incapable of supporting her family. When she became a nurse at age 50, it was her calling of service as much as a profession.    Although she was meek and humble, those who knew her best recognized her incredible strength. She prepared her life to spend eternity in Heaven. She trained her children to follow the Word, and never hesitated to talk with anyone about the blessings of following the Lord’s commands. Doris Higgins Kessinger’s life exemplified Proverbs 31: 10-31: “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies….”
   Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Minister Rick Tincher officiating. Graveside/Committal service will be 4:30 p.m. Monday March 30, 2015 at the Ferrell Cemetery, Vicker’s Ridge, Harmony, WV. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

PAMELA GAIL ROUSH

   roushPamela Gail Roush, 53, of Cottageville, WV, passed away March 26, 2015, in Cleveland Clinic, following an extended illness.
   She was born September 23, 1961, in Ripley, WV, a daughter of Janice Faye (Rhodes) Scarberry of Ripley, and the late Harley E. Scarberry. Her brother-in-law, Clark Adams also preceded her in death.
   She was the food service coordinator for Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley. She enjoyed shopping, camping, traveling, and going to flea markets. Pam was a United Methodist by faith.
   In addition to her mother, other survivors include her husband, Franklin Wayne Roush; brothers, Phillip Scarberry (Teresa) of Statts Mills, Mike Scarberry (Sheila), and Robert Scarberry (Lisa), all of Ripley; sisters, Barbara Adams of Parkersburg, Melissa Runion (James), and Cathy Williams (Richard), all of Ripley; a very special nephew, Jacob Williams, and several other nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, David Roush (Linda) of Carrollton, OH, Paul Roush (Jan), and Ron Roush (Sherry), all of Millwood, and Dale Roush (Judy), of Henderson; sisters-in-law, Helen Maxson (Charles) of Richland, WA, Debbie Tennant (Dick), of New Haven, and Jan Burrows (Donnie), of Ravenswood.
   Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Vera Archer officiating. Burial will follow in the Sinaiville Cemetery, Statts Mills. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

CLAYTON MATTISON

   Mattison, Clayton websiteClayton L. Mattison, 92, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2015.
   He was born November 28, 1922, in Leivasy, WV, a son of the late Milton and Ada (Pittsenbarger) Mattison. His wife, Alvira (Dorsey) Mattison, sisters, Lenora Moore and Elouise Humphries, and his brothers, Milford “Denver” Mattison, and William “Grig” Mattison also preceded him in death.
   Clayton, and his late wife, Alvira lived in Leivasy, several years before moving to Ravenswood. He was a farmer, a former coal miner, and was retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, with 24 years service. He was a 60-plus year member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local #5668, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.Masonic
   Survivors include his nieces, Sheila Straley (Sam) of South Charleston, WV, with whom he made his home the past two years, Rhonda Kessler (John) of Richwood, WV, Janice Mileski of Riner, VA, Saundra Milton of Oak Hill, WV, and Debbie Brusco of Redwood City, CA; nephews, Bill Mattison of Mt. Lookout, WV, and Norris Mattison of Lewisburg, WV, and his friends on Pleasant View Ridge in Ravenswood, WV, who were like his family.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday March 27, 2015, at Wallace Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Clintonville, WV, with the Rev. Clay O’Dell officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. 

LEWIS C. RARDIN

 Rardin, Lewis website  Lewis Carroll Rardin, 87, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away March 23, 2015 in the Holzer-Meigs Emergency Department, Pomeroy, OH.
   He was born February 15, 1928, in Sherman, WV, a son of the late Everette C. and Gladys Marie (Staats) Rardin. His wife, Osie Mae (Hill) Rardin; brothers, Harold, Bernard, Clair, Carl E. and Lindy Charles, and a sister, Ruth Bednar also preceded him in death.
   Lewis was farmer, a former heavy equipment operator for Boso & Ritchie, and was a retired school bus operator for the Jackson County Board of Education. He was also a retired truck driver from Smith Transfer.
   Survivors include his son, Carroll Allen Rardin of Ravenswood; brother, Kenna Rardin of Millwood; sister, Betty Thompson of Melbourne, FL; granddaughters, Elizabeth Dauch, and Leslie Arnold, and great grandchildren, Lucas Dauch, Blake Dauch, Michael Dauch, and Rylee Arnold, and Kaden Arnold.
   Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Steve White officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Sunday.

LEWIS “LOUIE” SAYRE

Sayre, Louie website 01   Lewis “Louie” Sayre, 75, of Ravenswood, WV, passed awayU.S. Flag March 17, 2015, in the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
   He was born August 7, 1939, in Cottageville, WV, a son of the late Holly W. and Hazel May (Hughes) Sayre. His sister, Naomi Miller also preceded him in death.
   Louie was a Vietnam War era, United States Army veteran. He was a retired crane operator and cell operator from Century Aluminum and member of United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668, Ravenswood.
   He enjoyed memories of coon hunting with his father, going to flea markets, gardening, yard work and antiques.
   Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sue (Graham) Sayre; daughters, Kimberly Sue McClain (Kevin) of Ravenswood, and Lori Dawn Click (Tony) of Gallipolis, OH; sisters, Shirley Southall of Ripley, and Lenora Ounan of Ft. Myers, FL; brother, Neil Sayre of Cottageville, and Army 02grandchildren, Kaylee Richards, Brittyn Saunders, Alli Saunders, and Jacob Click.
   Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Randy Carnes officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post #6669, Ravenswood. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the funeral home on Sunday.

JANETTE SHEETS

Sheets, Jeanette website

Janette H. Sheets, 83,  of Columbus, OH, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Mount Carmel East Hospital.
   She was born on November 23, 1931 in Jackson County, WV to the late William H. and Hazel E. (Sayre) Herdman. In addition to her parents, Janette was preceded in death by her husband, Sherley Edward Sheets; son, Gregory J. Sheets; sister, Beulah Stover and brother, Keith Herdman.
   Janette graduated as valedictorian from Point Pleasant High School, after which she studied at Holzer Nursing School. She received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from The Ohio State University. A long time nurse educator, she served at Holzer Hospital, Capital University, and Mt. Carmel School of Nursing.
   She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ted (Barbara) Sheets; grandsons, Theodore, Ryan, Logan, and Trevor Sheets; siblings, Bernice Harden, Gay (Imogene) Herdman, Dwight Herdman, Sally Cole, Garnet (Bonnie) Herdman, Beverly (Dallas) Durst, Edward (Vickie) Herdman, and sister-in-law, Goldie Herdman.
   Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Mount Carmel Hospice c/o Mount Carmel Foundation, 6150 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 45213.

DAISY VIOLET DURST

Durst Daisy website

    Daisy Violet Durst, 91, of Leon, WV, passed away March 14, 2015, at her home while surrounded by her family.
   She was born August 11, 1923, in Leon, the daughter of the late James Henry and Mattie Margaret (Harris) McClure. Her husband, the Rev. Kenneth W. Durst; brothers, Adam “Junior” McClure, Wayne McClure, Cecil McClure, and Raymond McClure; sisters, Margaret McCloud, Lizzie Bentley, Deloris Nelson, and Audrey McClure; granddaughter, Beverly Jo (Click) Owings; son-in-law, Dayton Durst, and daughter-in-law, Joan Durst also preceded her in death.
   Daisy was a homemaker, an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. She was a longstanding active member of the Gospel Light House Community Church, Chestnut Ridge, Mount Alto, where she had served as Sunday school teacher, treasurer, and secretary.
   She was a founding member of the Mount Flower Rescue Squad, and served the community as an E.M.T. for 17 years. She was also a member of the Ravenswood Recycled Teenagers.
   Survivors include her sons, Ronald Durst of Point Pleasant, and James Durst (Sue) of Mount Alto; daughters, Dorthy Click (Philip Jr.) of Mount Alto, Lois Durst of Cottageville, and Lydia Stone (Roger) of Letart; sisters, Viola McDade of Pt. Pleasant, and Vera Barnhart of Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grandchildren.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mark Price and the Rev. Jim Lewis  officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

MINNIE LOUISE SAYRE

Sayre, Minnie website

   Minnie Louise Sayre, 78, of Ripley, WV, passed away March 7, 2015, in CAMC Memorial Division.
   She was born, May 3, 1936, in Ripley, a daughter of the late Carl Asbury and Mary Adeline (Hoschar) Casto. Her husband, Orville R. “Max” Sayre, and sisters, Macil Casto, Rebecca Suck, Mary Casto, Margaret Casto, and Hazel Casto and a stepdaughter Connie Jones also preceded her in death.
   Survivors include her son, Dennis Martin of Sandyville; daughters, Patricia Hoschar of Ripley, and Joyce Tenny of Diana; grandchildren, Gage Martin, Max Martin, Kallie Anderson, Ethan Rollyson, Dusty Tenny, Amanda Tenny, Jennifer Jones Barner and Bryan Jones; three nephews, four nieces, and several special kids that she held as close to her heart and grandkids, Jeremy Carpenter, Celina Knott Luster, Todd Knott, Amanda Greathouse Sigley and Kira Cain.
   Minnie was a homemaker, and personal caregiver to many.   She was a craftsperson who spent time quilting, crocheting and sewing.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Barry Molls officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: WV Autism Center, 929 4th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25706.

RAYMOND EARL GRINSTEAD

   MasonicRaymond Earl Grinstead, 94, of Mason, passed away March 7, 2015, at his residence.
He was born November 2, 1920, the son of the late Clay and Eva Grinstead. He was also preceeded in death by his wife, Virginia Grinstead; son, Cameron Grinstead; sister-in-law, Barbara McDaniel; brothers-in-law, Charles Yonker, Henry Schwarz, Carl Schwarz, Mike Shwarz, Harold Schwarz and Earl Schwarz, a sister, Doris Yonker, and a brother, Willie Grinstead.
   Surviving are several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Donna Fowler of Mason.
   Raymond was a graduate of Wahama High School, and a crane operator for Kaiser Aluminum for many years. He was a Mason, and loved gardening and sharing his crops with many neighbors, friends, and family. Raymond was a very caring and kind man. He will be remembered with our smiles as we speak of him, and sadly missed by all. We were so lucky to have known this man that saying “good bye” is so hard.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Tim Edin officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens with Masonic graveside rites by Clifton Lodge #23, AF & AM, Mason, WV. Visitation will be 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

HELEN GREEN

   Helen Jean Green, 91, of Sandyville, WV, passed away March 6, 2015, in Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.
   She was born January 17, 1924, in Berkeley, CA, a daughter of the late Arthur and Ola (Stewart) Callahan.
   She was a retired advisor for California Social Services.
   Survivors include her son, Glen Green of Sunnyvale, CA; daughters, Roberta Grant of Sandyville, WV, Vicki McAffee of Willits, CA, and Mary Christian of Portland, OR.
   There will be no public services. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting the Green family.

****************************************************************

For general comments, questions,
or to express condolences,

please contact us at:
castofh@gmail.com

Home  Directions  Florists  History  Monuments  Services  Tour