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Obituary ~ Lorena (Owens) Caster
July 23, 1912 ~ March 24, 1970

LORENA OWENS CASTER, Sycamore, Ill., was born July 23, 1912 in Leon, Iowa, the daughter of the Rev. WILLIAM and SARAH LAMB OWENS. She died March 24, 1970 at Sycamore Municipal Hospital, Sycamore, Ill. at the age of 57 years.

She was united in marriage July 15, 1930 to the Rev. SAMUEL EDGAR CASTER, a resident of Decatur County.

A member of the Church of the Brethren, Women’s Society of Christian Service and Ruth Circle of the united Methodist Church a Sycamore. Mrs. CASTER was employed as a housemother for the girls enrolled at Opportunity House in sycamore. She served as practical nurse for many years.

Survivors include her husband, two daughters, MARY AKERS, Sycamore and WANDA HOPTONSTALL of DeKalb, Ill.; brother-in-law WILL BLUNT; four sisters, ANNIE PHIPPS, Des Moines; OPAL RONDER, Renton, Wash.; RUTH NESTER, Seattle, Wash.; and THELMA SIRON, Tacoma, Wash.; four grandchildren; nephews HAROLD BLUNT, and CHARLES MARTIN; nieces, FREDA RUNLEY, HELEN MCCULLOUGH and FLORENCE SMITH.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters. Services were held March 27 from the United Methodist Church, Sycamore with the Rev. HAROLD M. KELLY officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.

Submission by Sara Rose Joan LeFleur, October 04, 2014