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Virginia Mae Sayre

December 5, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Virginia Mae Sayre, 92, of Evans, W.Va., passed away Dec. 3, 2012, in St. Marys Medical Center, Huntington.

She was born June 2, 1920, in Ripley, W.Va., a daughter of the late James Thomas and Minnie Samantha (Reynolds) Casto. Her husband, Stewart E. Sayre; daughter, Letitia Gayle "Tuts" Parsons; brothers, James O. Casto, Archie A. Casto and George Casto; and sisters, Permelia Cox and Freda Pringle, also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker, a farmer, enjoyed making quilts and was an excellent cook. She was a member of the Mt. Moriah Church, where she was the pianist for more than 50 years. She was the author of the weekly column for Jackson Herald, "Lower Parchment Valley News". She was also the caretaker for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Stewart Reynolds (Judy) Sayre, Judith Ann (Charles) Bunner and Jeanette (Ray) McVay, all of Ripley, David (Carolyn) Sayre of St. Paris, Ohio, Clara Jane (Dale) Carney of Kenna and Stephen T. (Liz) Sayre of Evans; sisters, Geraldine Parsons of Evans, and Marie Mose of East Liverpool, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, W.Va., with the Rev. Stephen L. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Otterbein Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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