Jessie M. Casteel

Grand Island

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Updated: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:34:19 CST

Jessie M. Casteel, 89 of Grand Island died Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln.

Jessie M. CasteelServices will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church.  Reverend Dr. Scott Taylor will officiate.  Burial will be in the Cameron Cemetery near Cairo.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home.

Mrs. Casteel was born January 25, 1924 on a farm near Cairo the daughter of George and Ina (Benton) Allan.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1990; her parents and a son, Monte Casteel.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Alvina Casteel of Grand Island and daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Kerry Yager of Grand Island; brother and sister-in-law, George and Dody Allan of Wood River and sister, Ethel Graham of Wood River.

Those also left to cherish her memory are grandchildren, Nathan Casteel and Melissa Sheehan, Hollie Yager and Andre Hill, Whitnee and Jessa Yager, Robert Yager and Amanda File and Christopher and Symantha Casteel and great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Braylin and Haley.

Jessie was raised on the family farm and graduated from Wood River High School, class of 1942.  She was united in marriage to Robert Casteel in August 1949.  They made their home in Cairo until 1979 when they moved to Grand Island.

She attended First Christian Church.  Jessie was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing and spending time with family especially her grandkids activities.

A memorial fund will be established in memory of Jessie.

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