Lizzy Castorena

Lizzy Castorena, 7, of Parsons passed away at 3:18 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Springfield, Missouri.

On May 30, 2012, Elizabeth Angel-Lynn “Lizzy” Castorena was born to Zachary and Victoria L. (Bidwell) Castorena in Coffeyville. As a baby, Lizzy moved with her family to Parsons. She was currently a second-grader at Garfield School in Parsons.                       

Lizzy had a kind heart and many friends. She enjoyed flowers without bugs, taking pictures, music, art, coloring, crafts, animals and Oreos. Lizzy was a member of the Berean Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Victoria L. (Bidwell) Castorena of Parsons; maternal grandparents, Ernest and Casandra Bidwell of Independence; maternal great-grandparents, LeeRoy and Erma Anderson of Joplin; maternal great-grandfather, Ernest Bidwell Sr. of Galena; maternal aunts, Meagan Leaman and her husband, Will, of Independence and Valerie Wamego and her husband, William, of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; paternal grandmother, Debra Castorena of Edna; paternal great-grandfather, Lou Amann of Dearing; paternal aunt, Tamera Weber; and cousins, Brett, Brooke, Kendra, Liam, Tristin, Jaxon and Dylan.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, Kathryn Bidwell; and her paternal grandfather, David Castorena.

A celebration of life memorial service for Lizzy will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the Seaton Family Pavilion in Forest Park.

Memorials are suggested to the Lizzy’s Memorial GoFundMe account at Memorial donations to her family also may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, 405 Main, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS, 67357.

Online condolences may be left at

Recommended for you