OBITUARY

Kathleen Castille

July 5, 1933October 5, 2020
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Kathleen Castille, 87, of Port Arthur passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020, at her residence with her loving family at her side.

Mary “Kathleen” Castille was born on July 5, 1933, in Port Arthur, Texas to Velma Richter Czaja and Blas Czaja. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Port Arthur and was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family dearly. Kathleen was a graduate of Bishop Byrne High School in 1951 and soon after married Allen Castille on August 25, 1951. She loved reading and watching western movies especially “Gun Smoke”. Whether she was called mama, grandma or Mrs. “C”, she was a mama or grandma to everyone.

Survivors include her children, Elaine Kreusel and her husband Tim, Elizabeth Maddox, Barbara Castille and partner Theresa, Velma Truss and husband Elton, Linda Thacker, Kathy Yeager and husband Lee, Lawrence Castille and wife Julie, Jackie McMillan and husband John, Allen Castille, Jr. and Michael Castille and his partner Marlon; brother, Raymond Czaja; sister, Irene Czaja and Susan Czaja; grandchildren, James Self, Jr., John Self, Melissa Romero, Stephanie Thomas, Nick Romero, Leeza Truss, Elizabeth Truss, Sabrina Johnson, Kevin Kreusel, Laura Thacker, John McMillan, Samantha Thacker, Chelsi Kilcoyne, Elton Truss and Jessica Thacker. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Czaja and Michael Czaja; son, Gary Castille and her husband, Allen Castille.

A visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday October 9, 2020, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020, at St. James Catholic Church in Port Arthur with burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, Texas. Due to COVID-19, the funeral home and the church require everyone who will attend services to wear a mask and practice social distancing during visitation and services.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grammier-oberle.com for the Castille family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Chapel Service/Rosary

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

Memories

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Glenda Patin

October 15, 2020

I have very fond memories of Aunt Kathleen going back to when I was very young visiting the family. Uncle Allen was my Godfather but it was Aunt Kathleen that always kept the connection going. She and I exchanged Christmas cards/updates every year as far back as I can remember. Rest In Peace Aunt Kathleen. Prayers and hugs to the family.

Brenda Maldonado

October 12, 2020

I have fond memories of your mom from visits with my parents, Sidney and Zelma Riviere. I was always amazed at her memory and how she remembered everyone’s birthday in our family.

Jackie McMillan

October 11, 2020

Mama was the glue of our family. I will miss being able to talk with her on the phone and catching up with the latest goings on .

Elaine Kreusel

October 9, 2020

Mom loved the holidays and always made them memorible for her family. She loved to bake. I don't know how she found the time with 11 children. She especially enjoyed the holidays that involved candy like Halloween and Easter! The funny thing was Mom had the biggest Easter basket!!

Ryan Miller

October 9, 2020

What great family memories and photos have been posted here. Our prayers are with you all during this time of change. Families can be together forever.

Mickey Riviere

October 7, 2020

I remember going to their house when I was quite young. I think that Kathleen was one of my Mom's best friends. I also remember Allen having a sharpening business.

Velma Truss

October 6, 2020

Mama's 87 Birthday on July 5, 2020 with Grandchildren
Elton Truss & Chelsi Kilcoyne.

Daniel Ford

October 6, 2020

May God Bless and Comfort Kathleen's family. My Dad liked to watch "Gunsmoke" too, back in the day, and it makes me wish I had known her to share those memories.

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