Helen Sarah Kast, 100, of Narrows (Clendennin) departed this life Friday morning, February 20, 2015 at the home of her daughter in Salem. She was born in Kerns (Goldbond) on January 11, 1915 a daughter of the late Charlie Floyd and Anna Farley Carter. Helen was the oldest member of Bethel Chapel in Clendennin having been a part of that fellowship for over 65 years. She took her salvation seriously and put God first in all of her life, believing fervently in the power of prayer. She enjoyed her roles as a homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother. Helen was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters: Floyd Carter, Lillie Cassell, Nora Reed, Clarence Carter, Lou Snider, Albert Carter, Fannie Altizer, Arie Carter, and Cleveland Carter. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband Everett D. Kast, her son-in-law Charles Richard Martin, and her parents.
She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted daughter, Marie Kast Martin of Salem (her caregiver, best friend, and confidant with whom she lived for the last 21 years); her grandchildren Carol Martin, Charles “Rick” Martin and Mark Martin all of Salem; and a host of family, friends and her beloved church family.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 5 until 7 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to Bethel Chapel, P O Box 444, Pearisburg, VA 24134. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Good Samaritan Hospice for the care given Helen by the nurses and staff. A very special thank you to Ruth, Rhonda, Jean, Chrys, Kathy, Donna and Nicole for all your kind and compassionate care during her time with hospice care.