Kenneth Casto age 81 a resident of Rt. 2 Tacy Community, Philippi departed this life and escaped the torments of his physical body to live in eternal peace with his heavenly father on Friday July 17, 2009. He was born March 1, 1928 in Barbour County a son of the late Hoy Abraham and Addie Wice (Callahan) Casto. He was united in marriage June 16, 1951 to Joan (Bolton) Casto who survives. Also surviving is:
Two daughters; Judy and husband Kent “Cricket” Simmons
Jane and husband Bill Floyd both of Philippi
Two sisters; Emma Smith of Philippi
Eleanor Jo Miller of Buckhannon
One brother; Robert Casto of Volga
granddaughters; Jamie Jo and husband Brian Carpenter of Junior
Candi and husband Bill Powers of Elkins
Jennifer and husband Daniel Collier of Mt. Liberty Community, Philippi
Crystal and husband Brian Schaefer of Coalton
Latisha Simmons and companion Josh Farrar of Moatsville
grandson; K.C. Hall and girlfriend Sable Weese
great grandchildren; Samantha Jo Esposito, Kaitlyn Powers, Kyatt Bailey, Chase Collier, Addie Jo Powers, Teagan Schaefer
step great grandchildren; Cody Farrar, Niki Farrar
several nieces and nephews
Mr. Casto was preceded in death by three brothers; Hersel V., William D., and Charles J. Casto, three sisters; Vera Dickenson Overfield, Lucille Bailey, Hazel Ward, infant Raymond Casto, grandson William “Dubby” Jeffries III.
Mr. Casto retired form Martinka Coal Company as a car dropper with 22 years service. He was a member of the I.O.O.F Lodge # 59, Dorcas Rebakah Lodge # 275, Past Grand Patriarch of I.O.O.F. of WV, the Tacy seniors, CEOS, and past president of Tacy community association.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Monday July 20 from 5-8:00 p.m. memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. by the I.O.O.F Lodge # 59 visitation will resume on Tuesday July 21, from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday July 22, from 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. the service hour with Rev. Jerry Boyce and Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Crossroads Cemetery at Tacy. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp. 929 Davis Ave. Elkins, WV 26241.Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.