Blonda E. Casto

Blonda E. Casto, 81, of Ripley, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Charleston Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.

He was born July 20, 1932, at Gay, Jackson County, a son of the late Lloyd and Virgie Thomas Casto.

He attended the Elk Fork Church in Gay. He worked many years delivering gas for Straley Gas Service, and retired from the State of West Virginia with the office of Weights and Measures.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Erwin Casto; and a brother-in-law, Woodie Davis. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie Hickman Casto; son, Ricky Casto of Ripley; daughter, Wendy (Ron) Crawford of Millwood; grandson, Heath Casto; sister, Audell Davis of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Ava Casto of Lake City, Fla.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor Mark Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family requests you “Send an Angel.” Marie has always taken angels to her friends that are sick to provide them comfort. Please send to the family or to someone special to you.

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