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Gwenda Castle

Gwenda L. "Wright" Castle

Thursday, May 29th, 1941 - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Gwenda Leah Wright Castle passed from this earth on May 22, 2020. She was born on May 29, 1941 to Jesse E. and Alma (Adams) Wright of Neon, KY. She graduated high school at Fleming Neon High School and completed her Home Economics Education degree at Morehead State University. She served in the Home Economics Department at Fleming Neon High School and worked as a substitute teacher with the Berea Board of Education for seven years. She married Fred D. Castle on May 23, 1965. Together they raised their two children, Candace D. Castle (James “Bear”) Whitworth, of Ledbetter, KY and Samuel D. (Vicky Adams) Castle of Berea, KY. She was blessed by five wonderful grandchildren, James Alexander “Alex” Whitworth, Ledbetter, KY; Caeleigh Whitworth Euteneier (Ryan), Paducah, KY; Andrew “Drew” Hunter Whitworth, Murray, KY; Samuel Derek Castle, Berea, KY and Victoria Brooke Castle, Berea, KY. Her grandchildren will have the honor as serving as her pallbearers.
She is also survived by siblings Sharron (Allen) Riddle, Bryantsville, KY, Carol (Claude) Brown, Melbourne, FL, Jesse “Cowboy” (Dottie) Wright, Neon, KY, Sherry (James) Castle, Flat Gap, KY, Jon Barry (Sheree) Wright, Neon, KY, and sister-in-law Annette Youngblood Castle, Lexington, KY. She was also loved by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
There was nothing Gwenda cherished more than her family other than her love for God. She was an active member of the Berea Church of God. She was a strong woman of faith and shared her love for God with anyone who would listen. She had an exceptional memory and could recall anyone she had ever met. She loved to encourage others and could tell you the birthday and anniversary of almost anyone she knew. She enjoyed working with young people and spent many years volunteering with 4-H and scouts. She played the piano and loved going to the Berea nursing home to play for the residents there. She spent her spring growing flowers and sharing them with the people she loved. She was an excellent cook and baked the most amazing pies. No matter how closely others followed her recipes, they couldn't quite replicate them. She was kind, loving, and will be missed beyond measure by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother Julia Cooke Wright, and sisters Joy (Bill) Davis of Melbourne, FL and Patty (Arnold) Playforth of Louisville, KY.
Services will be held at Lakes Funeral Home, 203 N. Dogwood Drive, Berea, KY. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The funeral will be at the same location at 5:00 p.m. Brother Stephen Hobbs of Berea Church of God will officiate. Burial will be on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Gardens on Hwy 25, Richmond, KY.
Restrictions previously in place have been relaxed and anyone who would like to attend are encouraged to do so. Livestreaming of the service will be available online at www.lakesfuneralhome.com for friends and family unable to attend.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Lakes Funeral Home
    Address
    203 North Dogwood Drive
    BEREA, KY 40403
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  • Service

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 | 5:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 5:00pm
    Location
    Lakes Funeral Home
    Address
    203 North Dogwood Drive
    BEREA, KY 40403
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    Officiant
    Rev. Stephen Hobbs
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Madison County Memorial Gardens
    Address
    210 West Rice Lane
    RICHMOND, KY 40475
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Phyllis, Myra nd Donald

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In memory of a kind and gentle soul who has and will continue to inspire us in welcoming all. We can't be there, and are there in spirit.
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Robin Adams

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So, so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, friend....what a wonderful lady, always with a smile and a kind word. May God wrap your hearts in peace and comfort as only He can do. Love and Prayers, Robin Adams, Evelyn Adams
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