Barbara Chastain

From today’s News-Gazette:

CHAMPAIGN – Barbara L. Chastain, 82, of Champaign died Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2014) of cardiac complications.

Mrs. Chastain was the wife of Jack Chastain, former night security officer at the Trade Center building.

Jack died in 2001. I still think of him, now & then.

(Jack told me once that most Chastains in the U.S. are related, descendants of some primal Chastain who came from Acadia in the 18th century. There are a few Chastains attached – by late-in-life marriage – to the Rice family tree, so it’s entirely possible that there’s some tenuous genealogical connection between Jack, Barbara & me. Funny old world.)