Helena Jane Castor Kanuth
November 23, 1923 ‒ February 09, 2006
LEXINGTON: Helena Jane Castor Kanuth, 82, formerly of West Main Street, Lexington, died Thursday morning February 9, 2006 in Lexington Court Care Center following a long illness.
She was born November 23, 1923 in Lexington to William O. and Mary Agnes (Talhelm) Castor, and remained a lifelong resident.
Helena was a self-employed hairdresser, and her shop Helena’s Beauty’s Shop, was a fixture on Lexington’s West Main Street for decades.
She was a lifelong member of Lexington Presbyterian Church where she served as deacon and elder, and was a member of the Women’s Fellowship.
Seldom seen apart from the company of her sisters, she and three of her sisters comprised Lexington’s renowned Castor Girls, akin to the Four Musketeers.
Helena was a staunch supporter of Lexington Minutemen Basketball and could be very vocal with the referees when she disagreed with their call.
She was a 50-year member of Ruth Chapter of Eastern Star, Bellville, and loved to read and play golf.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jim and Michelle Kanuth of Nassau Bay, Texas; a grandson Robert Kanuth of Plano, Texas; two sisters Edna May Irvin and Mary Rose both of Lexington and numerous nieces and nephews
Her husband John Gordon Kanuth preceded her in death on January 27, 1968.
Also deceased are two sisters Marcia Herbert and Mildred McEwen; and four brothers Robert Castor, Charles Castor, William Castor and Edward Castor.
The family will receive friends Saturday, February 11, 2006 from 2-5 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will follow at 5 pm. Pastor Jack Sharp will officiate. Private interment will be in Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Lexington Presbyterian Church may be made at the funeral home.