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Gerda ChastainPassing: February 20, 2019


Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Monday, February 25th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, February 25th @ 11:00 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Monday, February 25

BEDFORD – Gerda Chastain, 78, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianpolis.

Born October 15, 1940, in Berlin, Germany, she was the daughter of Herman Otto and Margarete Plagemann.  She married Walter Chastain December 8, 1961, and he preceded her in death November 29, 2014.

Gerda was a hostess over 27 years at Golden Gables.  She was an avid bingo player and loved her children.

Manuela “Ela” and Neal Sizemore of Westley, Arkansas
Anthony Chastain of Mitchell
Blake Stoup, Justin Sizemore, Cole Sizemore, and Jessica Arthur
great granddaughter,
Bonnie June Arthur
Regina Hiesinger of Berlin, Germany                       

Her parents; husband; and daughter, Carola Foster, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 25, at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Nancy Duncan | http://William's, IN
    Date: February 25, 2019
    Sorry for the loss of this vibrant woman. She was a hard worker, an interesting conversationalist....a good person. Peace be with you as you travel through this grief.
  2. Guest: Ray & Debbie Lindsey | http://Mitchell
    Date: February 25, 2019
    One of our favorites at the Gables. Our sincerest condolences.
  3. Guest: Brenda Davis | http://Mitchell, In
    Date: February 25, 2019
    She is one lady I will never forget she made me feel like I was one of hers I love her so much.prayers and my love to u Blake E l a and rest of the family R.I.P. GERTA LOVE U SWEET LADY. LOVE TO THE REST OF YOU.
  4. Guest: Meranda and Steve Henderson | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: February 25, 2019
    Blake and family, So sorry to hear of your grandma's passing. Keeping all in our thoughts. Steve, Meranda and Kaya Henderson
  5. Guest: Kristi Graves | http://Mitchell
    Date: February 24, 2019
    What a wonderful woman. Rest in peace. Your sweet daughter is waiting on you.
  6. Guest: Allan Foster | http://Louisville, Ms.
    Date: February 24, 2019
    Ela,Tony, Blake and all her family, Iam so sorry for your loss. She was a great one of a kind lady
  7. Guest: tina roll | http://Bedford
    Date: February 23, 2019
    Prayers for the family
  8. Guest: Michelle | http://Orleans, IN
    Date: February 22, 2019
    Blake, I am so sorry for your loss, your grandmother was a wonderful lady. Michelle