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JOYCE L. CASTEN

Joyce L. Casten, 61, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at her home south of Quenemo.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Marias des Cygnes Valley High School Gym in Melvern. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Quenemo. Visitation is planned 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Feltner Funeral Home in Lyndon.

She was born Dec. 17, 1950, in Ottawa, the daughter of Bennie and Jean Herring Stinson.

Joyce grew up in Richmond and Princeton and graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1968. She had lived near Quenemo since 1976.

Joyce received her bachelor’s degree in education in 1972 and her master’s degree in 1974.

She taught science in the Shawnee Mission School District, and also taught at Quenemo High School and Marias des Cygnes Valley Middle School.

Joyce was a member of the Quenemo United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was in the U.M.W.; treasurer of the Quenemo Pride; a Jr. Highline 4-H Leader; member of the Kansas State FFA Advisory Committee; member of the Kansas State Farm Master Farm Homemaker Guild; member of the Frontier Extension District Program Development Committee; recipient of an honorary state FFA degree; and served on the MDCV FFA Alumni Advisory Committee.

Joyce married Jeff Casten June 3, 1972, in Ottawa.

Survivors include her husband, Jeff, of the home; four daughters, Jennifer Roy and husband, Peter, Vassar, Jill Casten, Washington D.C., Janae McNally and husband, Caleb, New Strawn, and Jarah Hauger and husband, Michael, Gardner; one brother, Joe Stinson and wife, Brenda, Ottawa; two sisters, Lois Livingood and husband, Jerry, Livermore, Colo., and Karen Martinez and husband, Tom, Princeton; and eight grandchildren, Dakota Roy, Sienna Roy, Keegan Roy, Casten Wirth, Landon Roy, Braelyn McNally and Gradey McNally.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joyce Casten Memorial Fund through Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon KS 66451.

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