West Virginia Pioneers

Loren Leo Casto

Male 1925 - 2008  (82 years)


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  • Name Loren Leo Casto 
    Born 5 Nov 1925  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Sep 2008  [2
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Given, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Jackson Newspapers
      Ripley/Ravenswood, WV
      Tuesday, September 23, 2008

      Loren L. Casto

      82, Given

      GIVEN - Loren Leo Casto departed this life after a long illness on Saturday, September 20, 2008.

      He was born November 5, 1925, at Fairplain, the son of the late Melvin Leo and Orpha Shamblin Casto. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired supervisor for the Department of Highways in Jackson County. He also retired from the Jackson County Board of Education as a bus driver and was affectionately known to many children as grandpa.

      He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen Lorena “Jack” Casto, sons Lee of Mt. Alto and Robert L. Casto and his wife Jeannette of Fairplain; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers Arnold Casto and wife Mary Dawn of Wayne and Keith Casto and Wife Betty of Kenna.

      Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at the Vail Funeral Home in Ripley with John Gunther officiating.

      Burial with Veteran Rites provided by American Legion Post 107, Ripley, will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Given. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
    Person ID I60224  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2008 

    Father Melvin Leo Casto,   b. 19 Apr 1897, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Orpha Pearl Shamblin,   b. Mar 1895, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1920  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • 1930 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 97-102
      Casto, Melvin, 33 md age 25
      Orpha 35 md age 27
      Arnold son 6
      Loren son 4
      Keith son 3

      1940 ED 18-11, Ripley Dist, Jackson, WV p7A
      #105 owns farm $ all born WV 1935: Same Jackson WV
      Casto, Melvin 43
      Orpha wife 45
      Arnold son 16 parent born WV, speak English, veteran: yes, SS#: no, in school
      Loren son 14
      Keith son 12
    Family ID F16140  Group Sheet

    Family Helen Lorene Painter 
    Children 
     1. Loren Lee Casto
     2. Robert L Casto
    Family ID F16625  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Birth Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    2. [S21] Obit.

    3. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.