Jessie Lillie Casto, age 98, of Canton, Ohio, passed away Friday afternoon in the Legends Care Center following an extended illness. Born in Dille, West Virginia, on January 13, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Mary Walker. She had been a resident of Canton for 63 years and was a member of the Maryland Avenue Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, of 46 years, Charles Everett Casto, who passed away April 3, 1988, and also by a brother, Ira Walker, and a sister, Ethel Milam.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Kenneth Smith of Pensacola, FL.; two grandchildren, Matthew Eric Smith and Kristi Joy Smith, both of Norman, OK.; and her special niece, Margaret (Don) Skaggs of Canton. There are many other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Dr. James S. Ford officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery in Dunbar, WV. Calling hours at the Reed Funeral Home on Monday evening 6-9 p.m.