Janet Mae Hoff Castilow died peacefully at home on November 7, 2023. She was born on March 31, 1938, at Wheeling Hospital, the daughter of James Hoff and Georgia Carroll Hoff. Janet went to Wheeling High School and then worked at Stone & Thomas. She married the love of her life Carl “Bubbles” Castilow on July 27, 1962.
Janet loved her church and helping people. She was a Eucharistic Minister and would help the church in many ways included giving communion to people unable to attend church. She delivered Meals on Wheels and was an NAV for the Wheeling Police Department.
In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her husband Carl “Bubbles” Castilow and two sisters Margaret “Peggy” Druschel and Ruth Ann Bradford. Surviving are her daughter Tammy Carter and husband Joe of Wheeling; her son A. Brock Castilow and wife R. Birtie Carenbauer Castilow of Wheeling; four grandchildren Courtney Carter of Wheeling, Haley Carter of Wheeling, and Ron Thomas and his wife Tracie Bauer Thomas of Wheeling; two great-grandchildren Austin Thomas of Wheeling and Brooke Thomas of Florida; two great-great-grandsons Keegan and Oakley Thomas of Wheeling; and several very special nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Janet will be held on Friday, November 10, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Altmeyer Wheeling Chapel. A Funeral Mass for Janet will take place on Saturday, November 11, 12:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. A committal service will follow directly afterwards at the Greenwood Cemetery Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Janet in a special way may make a gift in her memory to St. Joseph Cathedral by clicking here.