She was born on April 12, 1917, in rural Craig County, Okla., to Harry and Nettie (Jackman) Howe. She grew up in rural Oklahoma, graduating from Centralia High School in Centralia, Okla., in 1936.
She married Chester Kastler on Nov. 23, 1938, in Vinita, Okla. They made their home near Valeda for many years. After raising their eight children, she worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons from 1967 to 1977. Mr. Kastler preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1986. In 1992, she moved to Altamont.
She enjoyed gardening, crafts, playing cards and quilting. She also enjoyed poetry, which she shared with her family in their birthday cards. She was a member of the former Altamont Christian Church.
Survivors include five sons, Dean Kastler and his wife, Sharilyn, Cecil Kastler and his wife, Liz, all of South Coffeyville, Okla., Clyde Kastler and his wife, Carol Jean, Clint Kastler and his wife, Jana, all of Coffeyville, and Chris Kastler and his wife, Paula, of Altamont; two daughters, Ellen Sandusky and her husband, Johnny, and Nancy Best, all of Altamont; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Harry Kastler, on Feb. 5, 1990; six brothers; and five sisters.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Edna. Burial will follow at North Edna Cemetery. The family received friends Monday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Gideon’s International, the Parsons Good Samaritan Society or Southern Care Hospice and may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.