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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Geraldine M. Parsons, 88, of Evans, WV

  • Geraldine M. Parsons, 88, of Evans, WV, passed away April 17, 2013, at Eldercare of Ripley, following a brief illness.
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  • Geraldine M. Parsons, 88, of Evans, WV, passed away April 17, 2013, at Eldercare of Ripley, following a brief illness.
    She was born November 12, 1924, in Ripley, WV, a daughter of the late James Thomas and Minnie Samantha (Reynolds) Casto. Her husband, Clyde Edwin Parsons, brothers, Archie A. Casto, George L. Casto, James O. Casto, and sisters, Permelia Cox, Freda Pringle, and Virginia Sayre, also preceded her in death.
    She was a former legal secretary, superintendent of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, trustee for the Otterbein Cemetery Association, and 4-H leader. She attended the Evans Church of God, and the Calvary United Methodist Church, John 3:16 Fellowship.
    She enjoyed gardening, quilting and cooking, and was praised for her apple pies, pound cakes, and especially her deviled eggs.
    Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry E. and Wanda Parsons of Kingwood, and Lester A. and Robbie Parsons of Evans; daughters and sons-in-law, Marlene and Layle Lawrence of Mt. Morris, PA, Vanessa and David Rothrock of Ripley, and Jaris and Kevin Cummings of Evans; sister, Marie Mose of East Liverpool, OH; 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Mildred (Everett) Moss of Parkersburg.
    Service were held on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV. Rev. Harless Cook and John Gunther officiated.
    Burial followed in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, with the Rev. Benjamin Riggleman officiated the committal service. Visitation was Saturday, at the funeral home.
    In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to: American Cancer Society, c/o Mike Wilt, 1293 New Stone Ridge Road, Ripley, WV 25271, or Calvary United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 205 Court Street, Ripley, WV 25271.
    Email condolences may be sent to: castofh@gmail.com

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