Connie Castillo, 81, of Stanton, IA, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, in Clarinda, IA. Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 19, 2023 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Corning, IA. Burial will be at Prairie Rose Cemetery, rural Corning, IA. Open visitation, with family receiving friends, will be 9:30 – 10:30 A.M., Friday, May 19, 2023 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family, to be determined. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Connie Castillo, the daughter of Donald and Mary (Cannon) Kemple, of Bedford IA was born on September 21, 1941 in Bedford IA. Connie attended her grade school years in Bedford, and was involved in Blue Birds and later involved in the Campfire group. Connie graduated from 8th grade, and then attended 3 years in Bedford High School. Connie was in Rainbow and did some cheer leading while she was in High School. In her High School years, Connie loved hanging out at the Rexall Drug Store with her class mates.
Connie married Richard Moore from Bedford and they resided in Colfax IA. Connie finished her 12th year of school, graduating from Colfax High School. Richard and Connie left Colfax and then moved to Kansas City. Richard took up auto body as his work career. Richard and Connie had two children, a boy and a girl. They named them Richard Jr. and Lisha Moore. Richard and Connie separated, each going their separate way.
On July 24, 1966 Connie met Robert Castillo, in Corning and on October 16, 1966 they were married in Maryville, MO. Robert and Connie moved to Council Bluffs and lived there for many years, before relocating to Atkinson NE. Robert worked at a center pivot irrigation mfg. industry as a maintenance supervisor. Connie had the hardest job of them all, she stayed home as a mother and wife, by then we had five children.
In 1984 we relocated back to New Market, IA. Our oldest boy Rick and girl, Lisha had already left the nest and the other two boys Jim and Eric graduated from New Market High School. New Market School merged with Clarinda or Bedford and our daughter Chenoa choose to go to Bedford school, where she graduated from High School. Connie was a devoted wife and a devoted mother to her children. Connie then went to work at West Central Development, in Red Oak, for the next 11 years. Connie enjoyed helping out in her community while working at West Central Development.
Robert had been employed at Douglas and Lomason, where he retired after 22 years. Robert and Connie moved to Stanton in 1996. They had helped raise two of their grandchildren while they lived in Stanton.
On May 14th, Connie passed away at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, leaving 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her father, Donald, mother Mary Kemple and two sons, oldest Ricky Moore and youngest Eric Castillo. Left to cherish her memories is Robert Castillo, Lisha Moore, Jim Castillo, Chenoa Sunderman, and Verna Moore and their families.