Elias Castro, 61, of Mt. Vernon, Indiana died at his home surrounded by his family.

Eli loved reading and studying the word of God and loved spending time with his family and church family. He loved traveling to see his family and to see new places. Eli loved taking pictures of his family and showing them off to everyone.

He was a loved man a will be greatly missed.

Surviving Eli are his mother: Aqripina Rivera, 5 sons: Travis Schoening, Richard E. Castro, Christopher M. Castro, Micah Castro and Eric Castro, 2 daughters: Bonnie Jean McCarty and Brandi Schoening, 9 siblings: Eva Sciarrillo, Adam R. Castro, Blanca E. Castro, Naomi Collazo, Evelyn Castro, Marilyn Castro, Alice Castro, Nancy Castro and Eddie Castro, and 5 grandchildren: Emily McCarty, Austin McCarty, Evan Schoening, Ashley Hester and Mileena Castro.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Mt. Vernon General Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, Indiana with burial in Upper Hills Cemetery near Griffin, Indiana.

Friends may call 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 until service time at the church.
Werry Funeral Home-New Harmony Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.


Elias Castro