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Patricia Ann (Casto) Young

April 27, 1960 ~ February 4, 2020 (age 59)


Patricia Ann Casto Young, 59, Vinton, Ohio passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Darst Adult Group Home, Pomeroy, Ohio. She was born in Gallipolis, Ohio April 27, 1960 to the late James Granville and Barbara Gail Bolen Casto. Patty married Walter “Moose” Young March 27, 1999 in Ewington, Ohio.

Patty graduated from North Gallia High School in 1978, then attended Ohio State University but graduated with A.B.S. from Rio Grande College in 1982 and then graduated with a Master’s Degree from University of Dayton in 1989. She began her teaching career in 1982 with Gallia County Local Schools teaching at Bidwell-Porter Elementary. She taught for seventeen years as a Title I Reading Intervention Specialist and the last six years as a first-grade teacher. After 23 total years, she retired on disability in 2005. She belonged to Laurel Grange in Meigs County since age fourteen. Later absorbed into Star Grange #778, she was a Pamona and State Level Member. She was a lifetime member of Gallia County Retired Teachers Association, Ohio State Retired Teachers Association, a member of Women Educators Association, Delta Kappa Gamma; the Ewington Church of Christ in Christian Union and the Vinton and Friends Book Club.

Patty loved reading, gardening and her cats. Her love of cats began with her first, Inkey, at age 6 and continued with Kit-Kat, Charles, Gabby, Redman and George, along with dozens of others taken in over the years. She proudly wore the label of “Cat Lady” of Vinton. She was also an avid Ohio State Football Fan.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are the love of her life, her husband, Walter K. “Moose” Young; brother, Tim (Trhonda) Casto; nephews, Jonathan (Ashley) Casto and Austin (Tayley) Casto; sister-in-law, Maxine (Butch) Oller; uncles, Ronald (Barb) Bolen, Kenneth Bolen and great nephew, Hudson Casto as well as several great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, friends, namely her WOACA group of friends and pet, her one Lucky Dog.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel, with Pastor David Greer officiating. Burial will follow in the Vinton Memorial Park Cemetery, Vinton, Ohio. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Friday 5:00-7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations made in Patty’s behalf to: Holzer Hospice 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 or Darst Adult Group Home 33164 Children’s Home Road, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769.

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February 7, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Inc.
208 Main St.
Vinton, OH 45686

Funeral Service
February 8, 2020

11:00 AM
McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Inc.
208 Main St.
Vinton, OH 45686

February 8, 2020

Vinton Memorial Park
SR 160
Vinton, OH 45686


Holzer Hospice
100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis OH 45631

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