Beverly Sue (Powell) Kasten

Beverly Sue (Powell) Kasten


Beverly Sue Kasten, 85, passed away on Jan. 5, 2021 at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born on Sept. 9, 1935 in Alton, to Dortha and Marvin Powell.

Beverly married Ernest Kasten, Jr. on Jan. 15, 1955.

She was a graduate of the 1953 Brighton High School. She worked part-time at Owens-Il., Illinois Bell, and The Journal and for Unit #9 as a Secretary at the Brighton West Elementary School for 30 years. After retirement she loved to travel with seniors citizens of Alton and loved to play cards with friends and be with her family. One Canasta Club is still in existence after 53 Yrs.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by her five children, Diane (Richard) Maupin, Matthew(Carolyn) Kasten both of Brighton, Denise (Gary) Rogerson of Leesburg, Va., Debra (Ron) Hicks of Overland Park, Ks., Michael (Friend Audrey Kwast) Kasten of Ojai, Calif.; eight Grandchildren: Eric (Becky) Shultz, Jamie (Marie)Shultz, Jason (Amy) Barnett, Joshua Maupin, Jacob(Sumer) Maupin, John (Alexandra) Rogerson, Adam Kasten, Alyssa Kasten; nine great-grandchildren Edward Shultz, Ashle Shultz, Samantha Shultz, Will Shultz, Julia Barnett, Addison Barnett, Alyson Barnett, Sophie Shultz, and Brynn Rogerson

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at Brighton Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to st. Paul united methodist church or to the alton little theater.

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