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Irma Sue Castle dies at 59

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Irma Sue Castle, 59, of rural Lagro, formerly of Wabash and of Chesterton, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2007 at 8:33 a.m. at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

She was born July 25, 1947 in Wheelwright, Ky., the daughter of Logan and Helen (Collins) Hill.

She is survived by two sons, David Vaughn Crow of Dayton, Ohio and Christopher Miller of Chesterton; a granddaughter, Kendra Kalene Miller of Chesterton; two step-daughters, Caron (Michael) DeBoard of Morris, Ill. and Cynthia (Phillip) Pledger of Yucaipa, Calif.; two step-sons, Craig (Stephanie) Castle of Portage and Curtis (Amy) Castle of Nashville, Tenn.; 10 step-grandchildren, Amanda DeBoard of Morris, Ill., Rachel Pledger of Yucaipa, Calif., Sydney Castle of Portage, Ashley and Emily Castle of Nashville, Tenn., Adam DeBoard of Morris, Ill., Andrew Pledger of Yucaipa, Calif., Christopher Castle of Portage, Allen and Ian Castle of Nashville, Tenn.

Also, four sisters, Mary Daniel of Lagro, Sandra Powers, Shirley Hall and Susan Hill, all of Paintsville, Ky.; a brother, Roger (Tish) Hill of Thelma, Ky.; step-father, Alvin Hill of Thelma, Ky.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, J.T. Hill, Astor Hill and James Hill and a sister, Avis Spears.

Irma attended Wabash Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church. She moved to Chesterton from Wabash in 1980 and lived here until 2006, when she returned to Wabash County. She was the store manager at the Broadway Video store in Chesterton.

Funeral services, Pastor Doug Phillips officiating, were Monday, Jan. 15 at Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church, 129 Southwood Dr., Wabash. Entombment was in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Arrangements were handled by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester, Ave., Wabash.

A memorial guest book may be signed at

Memorial donations may be given to Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund or Wabash Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice.


Posted 1/15/2007