Ruth Casto
                               RUTH CASTO

     On February 23, 2016, Ruth Myers Casto passed from
this life into the next. She was born on June 15, 1927 in
Webster, W. Va., to Garrett Myers and Ella Pearl (nee
Clifton). She was the oldest of nine children, and because
of this, and because she experienced the Great Depression,
she learned to work hard. In 1946, at the age of 19, she
married the love of her life, Dennis Edward Casto. Like so
many of their generation, they left the coal mines of West
Virginia and made their way north in search of jobs to
support their ever growing families. Ruth and Dennis settled
in Elyria, Ohio, with their three children, Linda, Paul David,
and Dennis (Pike) in the late 1950s.  Dennis found work at
Royal Supply, while Ruth worked at Accurate Electronics. In
1966, Dennis passed of heart disease. Ruth longed for the
comfort of West Virginia’s mountains, so she packed up her
youngest, Pike, and moved to Philippi in the early 1970s
where she worked for many years as a legal secretary to
Attorney John Mosesso. Times were difficult, but Ruth was
a fighter.
     Ruth’s greatest pride was her six grandchildren who
taught her how to say, “I love you.” Because she often
boasted of their accomplishments to neighbors, whenever
her grandchildren visited they quickly realized everyone
knew what they were up to. Ruth was the keeper of family
legend and myth. If anyone needed to know a date or a
family story, she was the one to ask. Ruth was proceeded
in death by her parents, Garrett and Ella, husband, Dennis,
brothers, Owen Myers and Billie Myers, and sisters, Ruby
Myers Stine, June Wyatt, and Mary Miller. She is survived
by her children, Linda (Jim) Slone, Paul David Casto, and
Dennis E. Casto, Jr. along with her six grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren, her two brothers, Paul Myers and
Parker Myers, one sister Jean Butcher and several nieces
and nephews of whom she was very proud and loved.
     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday,
February 27, 2016 at the White Funeral Home at
Summersville with Pastor Jim Slone officiating.  Interment
will follow in the Walker Memorial Park in Summersville.
     Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8
PM and also on the day of the service one hour prior.
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