Archive for Friday, October 8, 1999


October 8, 1999


Services for Bernice A. Casteel, 89, New Braunfels, Tex., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Casteel died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at her home.

She was born Sept. 25, 1910, in Pleasant Hill, Mo., the daughter of James B. and Nellie (Innes) Swinney.

Mrs. Casteel was a lab and X-ray technician at Lawrence Memorial Hospital before retiring. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Friendship Circle; the alumni association of Central College, Fayette, Mo.; Rebekkah Lodge; and the Fraternal Order of Police Women's Auxiliary.

She married Ralph Casteel on April 24, 1948, in Lawrence. He died Sept. 14, 1996.

Survivors include a stepson, Thomas Casteel, New Braunfels, Tex.; two brothers, Ronald Swinney, Kansas City, Mo., and Wayne Swinney, Tallahassee, Fla.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A son, Ronald Casteel, died in 1968.

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