Mary Lynn Kasting
87, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Franklin. She has been a resident of Franklin since 1948. She was born on February 2, 1927 in Seymour, Indiana to Thomas Volney Carter and Helen Steele (Blevins) Carter. She married Wilfred E. "Willie" Kasting on April 17, 1948 in Seymour. He preceded her in passing on October 22, 1994.
Survivors include one daughter, Nickala "Nicki" Kasting of Franklin; a son, Thomas (Phyllis) Kasting of Franklin; two grandchildren, Kyle (Kelsey) Kasting and Kim (Josh) Minton; and two great-grandchildren, Avery Minton and Ellie Minton, all of Franklin.
Other survivors include two sisters, Pat Ives of Rockford, IL and Tommy Jo Shupe of South Whitley, IN; a stepmother, Florence Carter of Seymour; aand several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in passing by her parents; husband, Willie; sister, Betty Abel; brothers-in-law, Frank, Dennis, G. Roland, John, and Lynn Kasting, and Dewey Abel; and sister-in-law, Kathryn Spivey Anthony.
She graduated from Shields High School in Seymour and attended Purdue University. She served 8 years as Johnson County Recorder and retired from Johnson County Government.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, Johnson County Extension Homemakers, and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was an avid Colts, Pacers, and Purdue Sports fan and was a season ticket holder for both the Colts and the Pacers for several years.
Reverend Jenothy Rather will conduct a service at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center , 300 S. Morton Street (US 31) in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Kasting Family Charitable Fund via the Johnson County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 217, Franklin, IN 46131. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: http://www.swartzmortuary.com. Information: 317-738-0202.