OBITUARY

Delaney Lee Wykle

September 18, 1996July 4, 2019

On July 4, 2019, the heavens opened wide and welcomed home our beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, soul mate and friend, Delaney Lee Wykle, at the young age of 22. She passed the way she lived her life; full of love, life, adventure and celebration. Delaney was born September 18, 1996 in Beckley, WV to her parents Paul Lee Jr. and Paula Ann Wykle; and sister, Makayla Brooke.

At 22, Delaney was at the beginning of what would have been an amazing journey, that abruptly ended too soon. She had just passed her board exam to become a RN and was in a loving relationship. Delaney deeply cherished the relationships in her life, making sure family and friends knew they were everything to her. Delaney's contagious joy for life and positive energy influenced so many around her.

Delaney was proud of her roots in Southern West Virginia. She excelled throughout her academic career which began at Maxwell Hill Elementary, then Park Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School where she will be remembered as both an honor student and cheerleader. At West Virginia University, Delaney turned her educational accomplishments and lifelong passion for helping others into a drive to succeed in the nursing program. Upon completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in May 2019, she planned to work as a registered nurse in Raleigh General Hospital’s emergency department in Beckley, WV beginning in August.

Delaney was met in heaven by her beloved grandfathers Ira Vandall, Jr. and Paul Wykle, Sr.; and childhood dog, Kansas. Those left to cherish her memory are her parents, Paul Lee, Jr. and Paula Ann Wykle and dog Marley of Beckley, WV; sister Makayla Wykle and fiancé Casey Young of Pickerington, Ohio; the love of her life, Tristan Cornett and puppies Maya and Kip of Flat Top, WV; paternal grandmother Barbara Wykle and maternal grandmother Minnie Vandall both of Hinton, WV; Aunt Angie and husband Keith Foster of Beckley, WV; Uncle Greg and wife Shirley Vandall of Hinton, WV; Uncle Alan Vandall of Apopka, FL; and Uncle Keith and wife Heather Wykle of Jumping Branch, WV.

Cousins and great uncles left to treasure her memory are Haley Lane of Hinton, WV; Heidi Vandall of South Charleston, WV; Bryce and Dylan Foster and girlfriend Kennedy Banks of Beckley, WV; and Brandon Tickle of Jumping Branch, WV. A special great Uncle George Gwinn of Boca Raton, FL. and Tristan’s beloved parents, Todd and wife Rachael Cornett Sr., and brother Todd and wife Chelsea Cornett Jr. and their children Layla and Joseph.

Delaney’s legacy of helping others will provide comfort and confidence to lead her friends and inspire fellow graduates through life’s journey.

Delaney was loved by all who knew her. Her glowing exterior was matched by the beauty she carried within herself. Her ability to push others to be the best versions of themselves was felt by everyone around her. Delaney lived life to the fullest; loving to be outdoors, on the water, attending concerts and enjoying every moment life had to offer. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her; especially her soul mate, Tristan. “I love you to the moon.”

A celebration of Delaney’s life will be held Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium conducted by Reverend Monte Mitchell. Pallbearers are Todd Cornett, Todd Cornett II, Greg Vandall, Keith Wykle, Dylan Foster, Bryce Foster, Hunter Fansler, Jacob Young, and Brent Osborne. A private immediate family burial will be held following the service at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley, WV. The family suggests donations of sympathy can be made to the Delaney Lee Wykle Memorial Fund at Beckley Area Foundation, 129 Main Street, Suite 301, Beckley, WV 25801 or to the United Way of Southern WV at 110 Croft Street, Beckley, WV 25801.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Sunday, July 14, 2019

Memories

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Alison Pack

July 12, 2019

Although we were never close we shared many honors & AP classes. I played many years of softball at Beckley Little league with her, only a few of which were we team mates. She was filled with kindness, compassion and a little bit of competitiveness. My deepest condolences go to her family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time. Many prayers and healing thoughts to you! Delaney was beautiful inside and out, the good truly do go too soon.

Nancy Kissinger

July 12, 2019

Delaney was always a shining star with a heart of gold from the time she was a little girl. Her smile lit up the room as soon as she entered and she had a kind, gentle spirit and manner that made you feel happy to be with her. She has left us much too soon and will be loved, missed and remembered fondly by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Love, Nancy Kissinger

Kristi (Stokes) Baldwin

July 11, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that can ease your pain but know I am praying for all of you. She was such a beautiful young lady gone too soon. I didn't know her but I have known most of the family all my life and you all hold special places in my heart.

Larry & Phyllis Deeds

July 11, 2019

Dear Friends, I know words are insufficient now for your feelings. However, our thoughts and prayers are and will be with you. May God give you His grace, mercy and peace. (John 14:27)

Larry and Phyllis Deeds
Conway SC

Deb Evans

July 11, 2019

Delaney was a beautiful soul full of grace, charm, and kindness. Her future was bright and full of promise to continue helping and healing others. When she left our world, she took a piece of our hearts with her. You will always be missed and more importantly remembered, precious Delaney.

Martha and Lucas Wykle

July 11, 2019

Delaney you will be missed by so many. You were so sweet and kind. We will always love you sweet girl.

Teresa McCoy

July 10, 2019

This loss is unbelievable and unimaginable. We’ve been praying for you and thinking of you constantly since we heard. Thanks for sharing Delaney with all of us. She was truly special and we loved her. May your memories sustain you and may you find peace.
Teresa and Jim McCoy, Marjorie and Andrew

Amanda Lester

July 10, 2019

I met Delaney in second grade. I was very shy and nervous to begin my life at a new school. Delaney was one of the first to come up to me, give her name and ask if I wanted to be best friends. She was truly one of the sweetest and most kindhearted women I've ever known.

When my mom became ill with cancer, Delaney was the first visitor to go see her. I remember getting the text from my mom, "Guess who saw today?!"

I have so many sweet memories of Delaney and I, she and I were always laughing. Whether it was talking about school boy crushes or jamming to Hannah Montana songs, she and I always had the best time together.

Thank you for being a true friend. Until we meet again, D. ♡

Robbin Dewese

July 10, 2019

What a beautiful memorial for a beautiful and loving young lady, she will be so missed

Nancy Korczyk

July 10, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Delaney was such a sweet sou.l Prayers for your family.

FROM THE FAMILY