Obit: Castner. Florence #2 (1877 - 1956)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Castner, Miles, Whitney

----Source: The Loyal Tribune ( Loyal, Clark County, WI 15 Nov. 1956)

Castner, Florence (27 July 1877-09 NOV 1956)

Mrs. Florence Castner, 79, died at the Havenet Nursing Home in Owen, Friday, Nov. 9, after a month’s illness.

Mrs. Castner, nee Florence Miles, was born in Loyal, July 27, 1877, and was the oldest living native resident of this city.

She received her education in the public schools of Loyal, and taught in the rural schools in the area.

Upon her marriage to Everett Whitney, she lived in Superior for several years. She returned to Loyal Later and was employed for many years as night telephone operator in the local telephone office. She was married to Dan Castner in 1937. His death occurred in 1950.

Mrs. Castner was a member of the Loyal Methodist Church and held a life membership in an O.E.S. chapter in Superior, having retained her membership there for over 50 years. She served as treasurer of the Loyal Cemetery Association for many years.

Funeral rites were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Myre Funeral Home. The Rev. Ethel Nulton, pastor of the Greenwood Methodist Church, was officiant for the funeral rites. Burial was in the Loyal Cemetery.

The hymns, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond the Sunset" were sung by Mrs. Ray Prior and Mrs. G. W. Nelson. Mrs. Byron Zepplin was organist.

Pallbearers were Art Schuette, H. E. Catlin, Ray Prior, Lacey Philpott, Herbert White, and G. Kehrberg.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Lois Jenks, Winona, Minn., six stepchildren, A. Whitney, Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Clara Whitney Grossman, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Alice Berg, Mrs. Inez Behrens, and Claude Castner, Marshfield, and Mrs. Elva Fischer, Medford.

Coming from away to attend the funeral were Mrs. Lois Jenks, Mrs. Roy Miles, and Miss Mildred Jenks, Winona, Minn; A. O. Whitney, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Clara Grossman, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Chet Berg, Mr. and Mrs. R. Behrens, Mr. and Mrs. G. Jacobson and daughter and John Castner, Marshfield; Mrs. Bernard Fischer, Medford; Mrs. Hugo Roesler, Thorp; and Mr. and Mrs. John Cosmosky and daughter, Eau Claire.



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