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LARUE: Barbara Carpenter-Castle, age 65, of LaRue, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, February 26, 2014 at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She was born August 18, 1948 in Marion to the late Richard H. and Ann (Sica) Thibaut.
On March 22, 2004 she married Hayes Castle in Las Vegas and he survives in LaRue.
She was a 1966 graduate of Elgin High School. After that she attended Marion Beauty School. She had been a hair stylist since 1976, owning and operating the Hy-Style Salon in LaRue. One of Barbara's true passions was keeping the residents of local nursing homes beautiful. Barbara enjoyed the residents of Primrose, Delaware Court, Sterling House and Heartland, visiting and doing the ladies' hair for many years. She was of the Catholic Faith and was a member of Marion Moose 889, Indian Lake Fraternal Order of the Eagles 3615, Stephen J. Chaney VFW Post 7201, and the Marion Amvets. She enjoyed gambling, particularly playing Texas Hold 'Em, and loved fishing, especially at Indian Lake.
She is survived by a son, Richard P. Carpenter, LaRue; a daughter, Krista Carpenter, Marion; two step-children, Terri (Ken) Campbell, Radnor; Lisa Castle, Delaware; two step grandchildren, Austin and Lucinda Gray.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Brandle.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marion with Rev. Thomas Buffer officiating. Burial will take place in St. Mary Cemetery at a late date. Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 7 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, LaRue where prayer services will be held at 7:00 PM.
Memorial gifts may be made to Marion Moose Family Center 889, 374 North Main Street, Marion, OH 43302.
Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com
Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home
210 High St.
LaRue, OH 43332
Published in the Marion Star on Feb. 28, 2014