Edith Rachel Casto, 96, of Wilmington, NC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 24 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Delaware, OH on December 4, 1918 to the late Ernest R. Lackey and Alice ldella Lackey.
She graduated as an RN from White Cross Hospital in Columbus, OH. After the loss of her eyesight, she found pleasures in things that others take for granted, like singing birds, warm sunshine, and peaceful rain. She enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and taking care of her two daughters. She leaves the lifelong memory of having fun and enjoying life to her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 34 years Charles B. Casto, daughter Pamela Delaine Richards, and siblings Herbert Ray, Mary Lucille, and lrma ldella, as well as her beloved Guide Dog Redden.
She lived for 50 years in Columbus, OH before moving to Wilmington, NC in 1997 to live with her daughter and family. She appreciated the friends that she had made as a member of the visually Impaired Persons (VlP) club in Wilmington, NC, and enjoyed the time she spent with them at meetings, outings, and especially the Lions Summer Camp.
She is survived by her daughter Penneth Denner and husband Herschel, granddaughters Holly of Raleigh, NC and Katie of Fayetteville, NC, and grandson Gavin Richards of Cambridge, MA, as well as beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews, and favorite neighbor of many years Mary Arnold of Columbus, OH.
Graveside Memorial Service will be held at Berlin Township Cemetery in Cheshire, OH at a later date, where she will be laid to rest with her husband and daughter.
ln lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pilot Dogs, 625 West Town St, Columbus, OH, 43215.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.