FORESTDALE — Anita Lou Castle, 76, of Forestdale, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, from King’s Daughters Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Anita was born June 30, 1933, in Ashland, Ky., a daughter of the late Lewis Leroy Sr. and Inez Ream. She was married Jan. 24, 1953, to Walter Ray Castle, her loving husband of 56 years.
She was a 1951 graduate of Coal Grove High School, the Ironton Beauty College and Vocational School. She was formerly employed with the Cinderella Dress Factory and Wilson Sporting Goods and was a member of Etna Baptist Church.
Anita was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid reader, enjoyed working with crafts and loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her special companion, Ginger.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Leroy Ream; two sisters, Phyllis Willis and Vivian Colley; grandson, Normal Hicks Castle; and two daughters-in-law, Phyllis Castle and Vicki Wiley Castle.
She is survived by her husband, Ray; five children, Ray Castle Jr. and wife Debbie, Terry Leigh Castle, Kevin Eugene Castle, all of Ironton, Gary Bryan Castle of Flatwoods, Ky., and daughter, Ranita Lou Mullens and husband, Tim, of Ironton; nine grandchildren, Steven, Timothy, Brandon Bryan, Jeremy, Rachel, Russell Lee, Ernie (Junior), Bobby Joe and Jeremiah; 10 great-grandchildren, Jordan Jasmine, Charles Andrew, Aubrey, Tanner, Tristan, Haley, Cody and Joshua.
Funeral service will be at noon Monday at O’Keefe Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Beals officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.