Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

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Barbara Kasten

Barbara Kasten passed away on the morning of April 9, 2018 at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.

kastenBarb was a Christmas baby, born in 1941, daughter of Floyd W. Hoffman and Janet Cook Hoffman in Buffalo, NY.

She earned a PhD in Early Childhood Education and taught at Trinity College in Washington D.C. She loved to travel, defy social conventions and was truly a character with her own unique personality.

Barb is survived by her son Michael and daughter-in-law Stacy, and his four children: Isaac, August, Sadie, Ella of Champaign IL and daughter Julie, and her three children with son-in-law Derek: Brett, Victoria and Lauren of Summerfield NC. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Ronald "Ron" of 47 years.

Internment and funeral will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Pocahontas MO where Ron is buried on June 8 and a celebration of life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Merritt Island FL on June 10.

Donations are suggested to the P.E.O. Foundation's Fund celebrating 150 years (https://donations.peointernational.org/node/11.

Condolences may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.