The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 15, 2014

Patricia Lane Castens

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Patricia Lane Castens was born Jan. 21, 1927, at Mount Carmel Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan.

Pat died at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Via Christi Village in Pittsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Ivan Castens; her parents, Troy Clifford Lane and Margaret Walker Lane; one brother, David Walker Lane; and a twin sister, Priscilla.

She is survived by one sister-in-law, Yvonne (David) Prough and a niece, Jennifer Prough, of Pittsburg; and several cousins.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Pittsburg, until marriage to her husband Victor. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Pittsburg, and had also served in the women's Aglow fellowship.

Patricia attended Pittsburg schools, graduating from Pittsburg High School. She attended Baker University, majoring in journalism.  Later she attended Cottey College and PSU studying library science. Pat was an assistant librarian at the Pittsburg Public Library for 37 years, retiring in 1994.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

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