Rev. Paul E. Chastain

September 26, 2020


CHASTAIN, Rev. Paul E.

It is with great mixed emotions that the family of Paul Chastain of Arcanum, OH announce his passing. Paul, age 91, passed away on September 26, 2020 at Reid Hospital in Richmond surrounded by his family, following a heart attack on Sept. 17. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and community, however we are pleased that he claimed his heavenly reward peacefully. Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Jo, by 2 brothers and a sister. He was a long-standing minister of the Arcanum Faith United Methodist Church and retired to Arcanum after serving other churches in Vandalia and Lima. He was a lifelong member of the Lions Club and he was a graduate of the United Theological Seminary. Paul is survived by a daughter, Carol (Bruce) Bryson; son, Mark (Lisa) Chastain; grandchildren, David (Rosie) Bryson, Dean (Megan) Bryson, Audrey (William) Aguirre & Nathan (Laramie) Chastain; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Sophia, Avery, Ian, Landon & Thaddeus. Farewell, Dad, Grandpa & Great Grandpa. A WALK-THRU visitation will be held 4-8 PM Fri. Oct. 2 at Faith UMC, 101 E. South St. Arcanum, OH 45304. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. The family requests that all in attendance Friday wear a mask and practice social distancing. They also request the omission of flowers or gifts and ask that you donate to either the Brethren Retirement Community Activity Fund or to Faith UMC. Arrangements are in care of KREITZER FUNERAL HOME, 204 N. MAIN ST. ARCANUM. E-mail condolences may be sent by going online to

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October 2, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Arcanum Faith United Methodist Church
101 E. South St.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Private Committal


Brethren Retirement Community
750 Chestnut St., Greenville OH 45331

Arcanum Faith United Methodist Church
101 E. South St, Arcanum OH 45304

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