Celebrating the life of Jan Kastner
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Jan was born on January 2, 1938 in Altus, Oklahoma to her parents T.P. and Joan Sutton. Jan was an Olustee girl. Graduated Olustee High School in May 1956. In high school, she excelled in basketball and was named to the All-Conference Team her senior year. She attended Southwestern University in Weatherford, OK where she was named College Campus Beauty. Jan and Floyd were introduced to each other when Jan was a sophomore in high school. Floyd was an Altus boy, and a football standout. Floyd attended Northwestern in Alva, OK for two years before heading to Southwestern to meet up with Jan. Floyd proposed and they married on February 1, 1958 in Olustee, OK. Throughout the years Jan and Floyd resided in Olustee, Hobbs, New Mexico, and Altus. In February of 1961 Kastner's Radiator Shop was established. Jan was the secretary, parts runner, and bookkeeper for the business until 2016. Jan also helped a couple of young men establish their A&A Nursery Business. She was the glue that held the business together and had lots of fun at the same time. Jan excelled at providing a great balance of work and home lifestyle for her family. Jan has been a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Altus, OK and she stayed active in numerous PTO's, Mother's Club, and the Apache Pass Social Group. Being involved in her daughters' lives growing up was a top priority for Jan. She loved every minute of every football and basketball games, track meets, and dance recitals that came up. Jan and Floyd loved going to Las Vegas, road tripping/Casino hopping with friends, and family vacations to Galveston, Corpus Christi, and Possum Kingdom. Of course, she loved the Lake, her second home. She and Floyd would work tirelessly getting the Lake Cabin ready for summer fun, along with many Happy Hours to come. When the grandkids and even great grandkids came along, Jan was willing and able to attend, cheer for, and support their numerous activities... She was always their biggest fan!
Jan is preceded in death by her parents, T.P. and Joan Sutton; her daughter, Pamela Ann Childs and son-in-law, Eddie Childs; and her sister, Diane Sutton Ritthaler. Jan is survived by her husband of over 64 years, Floyd Kastner; her daughter, Elizabeth "Honey" Marcha; four grandchildren, Michael Marcha and his girlfriend, Stephanie Englett; Austin Childs and his wife, Meracle; Michelle Rose and her husband, Nick; and Jordan Childs and his wife Miranda; eight great grandchildren, Paityn Marcha, Colby Englett, Cameron Rose, Emily Englett, Ryder Childs, Tinley Rose, Elyzabeth Joliene Marcha, and Heidi Childs; as well as numerous cousins and multitude of friends whom she called family.
The family especially wants to thank Jan's and Floyd's numerous close friends that supported them during her short illness. The family and closest friends ask that you spend time with your children, plan events with your loved ones, and make a toast to enduring friendships - lifelong and beyond.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to the First United Methodist Church - 317 North Main Street, Altus, OK - or a charity of your choice.
The family of Jan Kastner will greet friends at Visitation on Friday evening, January 6, 2023 from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Chapel in Altus with Reverend Jerry Rabb
Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 10:58 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2023. Go to www.Lowell-Tims.com and click on the Web Memorial for Jan Kastner.
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1100 East Tamarack Road
Altus, OK 73521
1100 East Tamarack Road
Altus, OK 73521