Lorena V. Hedrick

Lorena V. Hedrick, 85, of Ripley, W.Va., passed away Feb. 18, 2013, while surrounded by her family.

She was born April 26, 1927, in Richwood, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Lea Nora (Persinger) Young. Her husband, John Robert ‘Jack’ Hedrick; sisters, Annabelle Asbury, Carol Sue Lowe and Emma Lea Moore, and brothers, Frank Young, John Young and Virgil Young, also preceded her in death.

She was the first manager for Dot Discount in Ripley, and later Cohen Drug, then Rite Aid. She was an active member of the Jackson General Hospital auxiliary for over 23 years, and was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley. She enjoyed crafts and flower gardening.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Bill Garrett of Cottageville, and Jackie and Eric Denemark of Ripley; grandson, Allen R. Casto II; sisters, Margaret Jack of Alderson, Clara Edrington of Huntington, and Betty Young of Richwood; and brothers, Charles Young of Paola, Kan., and Edgar Young of Richwood.

Service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, W.Va., with the Rev. Gerald Sayre and the Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until time of service. Committal service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood, with Pastor John Reed officiating.

Donations are preferred to Jackson General Hospital Auxiliary, 122 Pinnell Street, Ripley, WV 25271, or to, ARF, Inc., P.O. Box 264, Ripley, WV 25271.

Condolences may be sent to castofh@gmail.com