March 29, 1983 ~ September 3, 2006

Born in: Clarksburg, WV,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Andrea Renee Rastle, 23, of 126 Starnes Cove Rd., Asheville, died Sunday, September 3, 2006, at her residence following a long illness. Ms. Rastle was born in Clarksburg, WV, and was the daughter of Phil and Jane Harrison Rastle. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Joseph Rastle and his wife Tasha, and nephew, Hunter Rastle, all of Palm Coast, FL. A memorial service will be held 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. with the Revs. Dennis Lundblad and Zan Sistare officiating. Her family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1293 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC, 28803, or by phone at (828) 274-9474.

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  1. Phil & Jane,

    We were very sorry to hear about Andrea. Andrea was a very intelligent, beautiful, caring, spirited young lady and a joy to be with. Ray & I have very special memories of Andrea and will cherish them forever. We loved her very much. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Carolyn Lunsford

  2. Phil & Jane,
    Please know that you both are in our prayers. If you should need anything at all please don’t hesitate to call us. We love you both and ask God to wrap his arms around you in this time of need.

    Jerry & Traci Hoglen

  3. Phil and Jane, I read in the Weston Democrat of your daughter’s passing and would like to extend our most heartfelt sympathy to your entire family. I cannot imagine the pain and agony your hearts are enduring. We will keep you in our prayers. God Bless You All.
    Rick and Brenda Lawson

  4. Dear Philip: I have just read in the Weston Democrat of your devastating loss. We were neighbors of your grandmother Lulu back when you and David were younger. Please accept, and convey to your wife, our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your daughter. Sincerely, Dick and Carolyn Sturm

  5. Philip: It appears that I somehow moved Weston from West Virginia to British Columbia with only a keystroke. I apologize for that. Carolyn Sturm

  6. Philip: It appears that I somehow moved Weston from West Virginia to British Columbia with only a keystroke. I apologize for that. Carolyn Sturm

  7. Phil and Family – Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God be with you and give you the Peace that Passeth all Understanding.
    With PrayerfulThoughts,
    Debby Burchfield

  8. Jane-I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. If you need anything please let me know. Howard

  9. Phil and Jane,
    We are so saddened by the news of Andrea’s passing. You are in our prayers, please call on us if we can do anything for you.

  10. Mr. Rastle, I am sadden to hear about the death of your daugther. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement. I pray that God will give you peace and stength during this difficult time.

  11. Phil, Jane, Joe and family,

    I was so saddened to hear of Andrea’s death. She touched the life of people that she didn’t even know. There was a gentleman at my parent’s church who asked about her everytime I saw him. Her story touched him in a profound way that stuck with him all these years.

    I hope that you will find peace and comfort in your memories.


    Kelly Dotson

  12. Dear Phil & Jane, we are so very sorry for this terrible loss. She was too young & I know you were not ready to see her go. We lift you both up to the arms of our Loving Father. May He give you both the comfort and peace you so desperately need at this time. He is Jehovah-jireh and He will provide. Love, Nell & Jay

  13. Jane, years ago you did a party for me (hope your remember)……

    I saw this obit. Nothing is worse for a mom…..than to loose her child….

    My mom has lost two.

    I saw this and wanted to say ‘I am thinking of you’. If you ever need a friend, or to talk – I could be one ! I just lost in November my dad (after 4 years of sickness)…..and I’m an old hand.

    Get you a foam ‘clown nose’ from the Health Adventure – fund things to laugh about…. laughter at a time like this is good medicine.

    I care:
    Vickie Jones Gaddy

  14. Jane,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Eric Kilstrom

  15. Mr. Rastle it came as such a shock to hear of your daughters passing. You and your famly will be in my prayers to ask God to help you through this trying time.

  16. Mr. Rastle sorry to hear about the death of your daughter if I can help you in anyway please feel free to call me.

  17. Dear Jane, I am so very sorry about Andrea…she was such a lovely girl & I so enjoyed meeting her in Cancun. My prayers are with you, my thoughts, my love…I know where you are coming from & how deep the pain. (with having the loss of my son) Keep your faith, keep talking about Andrea..Tell stories about her and gather stories from other people. She lives on as long as we remember, mention her name often and talk about her. She is living on in everyone’s hearts. May God keep her safe, may she smile upon you & send you lots of love. She will always be with you.

  18. Our deepest sympathy to you and your wife in the death of your daughter. May you find comfort in God’s mercy at this time. Yours in Christ
    Judy and Mike Bircher

  19. Dear jane,
    I am so sad to hear about Andrea’s death. I hadn’t seen you all in a long time but I always thought about you and remembered you in my prayers and hoped that she would be okay. I am very sorry. Your faith was always very inspiring to me and I’m sure it will sustain you and your family
    during this time,
    lots of love to you and Phil,

  20. Dear Jane and Phil,

    I hope that you may soon forget the pain and that only happy memories remain. I cannot possibly fathom the grief you must feel but if anything can be done by myself or my family to assuage your anguish please let us know. You will all be in our prayers; yourselves and your daughter who is now in the kingdom of heaven.

    God bless,
    John and Janet Maitland

  21. To my Dear Friend Jane,

    I was so heartbroken when I heard the news about Andrea’s passing.
    Over the years I have prayed the lord would help watch over your daughter.
    And I know how much Andrea has gone through and how strong she was.

    Donating her beautiful hair for Locks of Love, just proves the love she had for others.

    As I write this all I can think of is wishing I lived closer so I could hold you in my arms and ease the pain. (As you would for me).

    Andrea was a Angel on earth and is now an Angel in Heaven.

    If you need anything I am just a phone call away.

    Love to you all,
    Dee Roque

  22. Phil and Jane,

    So sorry to hear about Andrea’s passing. My prayers are with you. I know she’s looking down on you.
    Karen Marcus

  23. Phil & Jane,
    I’m am so sorry to hear of Andrea’s passing. You have no idea what a dear friend you are to me. So I too am feeling your loss. You are all in my prayers as you always are. Time will help…The pain turns to loving memories of all you have shared together. I love you much..If you need an ear, I am here. After all we are good buddies. ****May god Bless You*****

  24. Phil & Jane,
    I’m am so sorry to hear of Andrea’s passing. You have no idea what a dear friend you are to me. So I too am feeling your loss. You are all in my prayers as you always are. Time will help…The pain turns to loving memories of all you have shared together. I love you much..If you need an ear, I am here. After all we are good buddies. ****May god Bless You*****

  25. Dear Jane and Phil – Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. If there is anything we can do for you, just ask. We love you very much, and will pray for God’s continued strength. Much love,

  26. Dear Jane,
    I lost my son, Steve, 8 years ago on Sept 3. I know what I went through and if I can help you please call me (528-7839).
    I will be at the funeral.
    love, Sandy

  27. Jane and Family,
    My most sincere condolences are sent to you. I was so surprised and saddened to hear of Andrea’s death.I know that this has been one of the most difficult times of your life, but please remember that there are many people who have you in their prayers and think of you daily. Andrea’s soul is now at peace with God, nevermore to suffer.

    Jeanette McLaughlin-Griffin

  28. Dear Jane and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God continue to bless and comfort you and your family.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Caren Marchmon (Carol’s Starmakers)

  29. Dear Jane and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I know your faith will be your strength. God’s plan is a mystery for all of us. You are in my prayers and heart.
    Peace, love, and blessings,
    Wendy LeForge Sutton

  30. Our dear friends Phil and Jane,
    How our hearts ache with yours during this incredibly difficult time. The prayers for Andrea’s healing have been answered in His way which was to call her back home with Him . There, as the word reminds us, ‘is no more pain or sorrow.’ May you be sustained during these days with the full assurance that HE IS OUR HOPE, and you will be reunited with your precious daughter in eternity.
    Our love, prayers, and availabilty are with you.
    In His Love,
    Keith and Susan

  31. Jane and Phil,
    So sorry to hear about Andrea. Last I heard she seemed to be doing so well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Sheila & Chuck

  32. Jane,
    I want to express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. The bond between a Mother and a daughter is special and you are one of the lucky ones to be able to experience that. If I can ever be of support to you or your family in any way, please call on me. My heart goes out to you.

    Lori Diller

  33. As your friend, my heart hurts for you and your family. My thoughts are with you each day. May God bless and comfort you during this sad time and through out your life.

    Your Friend
    Fred King and Karen Cody

  34. Dear Jane and family. Keep fond memories of Andrea in your heart. Our good Lord will help you through this devastating time. Remember she is Home now with other loved ones and although we cry each day, she is happy and will be with you again one day. Love, Joan McEleney

  35. Dear Jane and Phil and Joe – please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Jeff and Andrea pieper

  36. Dear Jane,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter Andrea. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and I pray that through God’s Grace you are given the strength and peace you need to get through this.

  37. Jane,

    I have somewhat lost touch with you over the past couple of years, but I have continued to keep Andrea and your family in my prayers. I know that she suffers no more, and for that I rejoice. However I also cannot even begin to imagine your grief and loss. The only thing I can offer you is my prayer. I will continue to lift your family up to Jesus each and every day. He is our comforter, He is our strength. John 14:26-27. Peace be unto you and your family. Love always, Serena

  38. Dear Jane and Phil,
    I am so sorry to hear of Andrea’s passing. I still remember her as a happy, little red-haired bundle in the baby carrier at the music festival in New York many years ago. Nothing makes a death of a child easier to bear, but I am confident that your faith in God will give you some comfort.

    With sympathy,
    Barbara Hendricks

  39. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. It is with deep regret that I was informed of the passing of your daughter. My sympathies and condolences. I am very sorry…

  40. Dear Jane and Phil,
    I was so sad to read your e-mail about Andrea’s death. It doesn’t seem that long ago we were climbing Seneca Rocks and you were pointing to your very proud pregnant belly! I can’t imagine your sorrow. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers, that God will help yu through this terrible pain and loss. Please stay in touch and know that there’s always a room in CT if you need to get away for awhile. Love, Bill and Ann Hodge

  41. Dear Jane and Phil,
    Bitsy called me with the sad news about Andrea. I pray that you have found comfort in the support of friends and your family’s gathering in Asheville. Of course, my memories of Andrea are from her early childhood when you visited at Oakland. I remember her light red hair beautifully crowning her little head.

    I pray that you will be able to lean on the Lord, releasing your pain as time passes. Late this summer, my father died. In our family, he was my rock, relatively healthy and always mentally capabale until just a few days before his death. Because of his death, I think I am sharing the grieving process with you.

    I will try to stay in touch with Marian, and help her in any way I can. Let me know if you are aware of a particular need she may have. (I’ll include my e-mail here, in case the register does not provide it to you, since I chose to keep my Guestbook entry ‘private.’)
    With love,
    Janet Nelson Wallis

  42. Dear Jane and Phil,
    Although I never go to meet Andrea, I have known her for nearly 7 years through hundreds of e-mails we sent back and forth. She was such a bright, funny enthusiastic girl.
    I was shocked to hear of her passing. She has touched my life and I will never forget her.
    My deepest condolences to you and the rest of the family. Hopefully you’ll find the strenght to make it through the time to come.

  43. God bless you and your family. We will be praying for you and we know God will help you through.

    Love Gail Johnson

  44. I am praying for you. My wish is that you both pass through these hard times knowing you are surrounded by the loving presence of God.

  45. Phil & Jane, Words cannot express my sympathy. I know she fought a long hard battle that is finally put to rest. You don’t know how often I have thought of all of you and prayed for you. With deepest regrets, Love, LaDonna & Phil

  46. Dear Jane and Phil, Frances and I are aware of the profound loss of your precious dauhter, Andrea. We can’t really imagine how difficult it must. Apart from the grace of our Lord and the prayers of your friends, I can’t believe it would possible to go forward. Frances and L love you and are standing with you in prayer. Love, Buddy and Frances Corbin

  47. Jane and Phil,

    My heart is so grievous for you. I’m so sorry you have this burden to carry. You are heavily in my prayers and your entire family is on my heart daily. I praise God your trust is in Him and His sustaining power and mercies. Steven and I love you both.
    We will see you at the service.
    Kathy Hansen and Steven Bartalsky

  48. Dear Jane and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my prayers.
    As ever in friendship, Sally Ursta

  49. Phil, Jane & family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!! If there is anything I can do, don’t hesitate to ask!
    Love in Christ, Amber


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