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Marilyn (Park) Casstevens

March 5, 1937 ~ October 9, 2018 (age 81)

Mrs. Ruth Marilyn Park Casstevens went to be with Jesus surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Marilyn was born in Surry County, on March 5, 1937 to the late John Park and Ruth Edwards Park. She graduated from Elkin High School and worked in the main office of Krispy Kreme for 27 years, before she retired. Marilyn is now a member of Forsyth Park Baptist and was active in helping other churches, including Becks Baptist and Center Grove Baptist. She was always an advocate for leading others to Christ. Marilyn loved sports and was quite a softball player. She enjoyed flowers, fishing, swimming in her pool, and watching birds. Marilyn was a constant and loving wife and devoted mother to her boys. When asked what quality of life meant to her she said, “being surrounded by my family”. She was preceded in death by her sons Richard William Newman and David Wayne Newman; daughter in law Sherry Casstevens; brothers Bob and Jack Park; and sister Brenda. Marilyn is survived by her loving husband Frank D. Casstevens of 47 years; son Edward Newman (Fran); stepsons Barry Casstevens and Rocky Casstevens (Tammy); grandchildren Brian Banner (Sheena), Wesley Newman (Jenny), Hope Newman, Dustin Newman (Chelsea), and Darrin Casstevens (Allyson); daughter in laws Margie and Deborah Newman; brother, Dan Park (Sallie Ann); and six precious great grandchildren, Izzy, Brynlee, Aubree, Aiden, Fischer, and Addalyn. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday October 12, 2018 at Forsyth Park Baptist Church. A private family burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 PM on Friday October 12, at Forsyth Park Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Forsyth Park Baptist Church, 1600 S. Hawthorne Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Marilyn loved her family dearly and will be forever missed until we see her again. 

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