Obit: Castner, Florence (1877 - 1956)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Castner, Miles, Whitney, Jenks,
Grossman, Berg, Behrens, Fischer, Schuette, Catlin, Prior,
Philpott, White, Kehrberg, Nulton
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 15, 1956
Castner, Florence (27 July 1877 - 9
Mrs. Florence Castner, 79, died at
Havenet Nursing Home in Owen, Friday, November 9, after a
Mrs. Castner, nee Florence Miles, was
born in Loyal, July 27, 1877, and was the oldest living native
resident of this city. She received her education in the
public schools of Loyal and taught in rural schools in this
After her marriage to Everett Whitney,
she lived in Superior for several years. She returned to Loyal
later and was employed for many years as night operator in the
local telephone office. She was married to Dan Castner in
1937. His death occurred in 1950.
Mrs. Castner was a member of the Loyal
Methodist Church and held a life membership in an O. E. S. Chapter
in Superior, having retained her membership there for over 50
years. She served as treasurer of the Loyal Cemetery Association
for many years.
Funeral rites were held Monday at the
Myre funeral Home, the Rev. Ethel Nulton , pastor of the Greenwood
Methodist Church, officiant. Burial was in the Loyal
Pallbearers were: Art Schuette, H. E.
Catlin, Ray Prior, Lacey Philpott, Herbert White, and G.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Lois Jenks, Winona, Minn.; a niece, Miss Mildred Jenks, Peterson, Minn.; six step-children, A. O. Whitney, Dallas, Tex.; Mrs. Clara Whitney Grossman, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Alice Berg, Mrs. Inez Behrens, and Claude Castner, Marshfield, and Mrs. Elva Fischer, Medford.
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