Delaney Lee Wykle


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.
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Lisa Sutton
Jul 24, 2019
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Jul 16, 2019
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Jamie Kilbarger
Jul 16, 2019
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Angela Graham
Jul 16, 2019
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Jane Fox Epling
Jul 14, 2019
My deepest sympathy is with the family for Dalaney Wykle's. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. And for the family of the other families that lost their loved ones.
James Meador
Jul 14, 2019
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Jim Meador
Jul 14, 2019
Junior, Paula and Makayla - my heart and love is with you all. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim Otte
Jul 13, 2019
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Juanita Dilley
Jul 13, 2019
My deepest condolence,my Prayers are with all of you❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Denzil and Mona Cook and family
Jul 13, 2019
Although my family didn't know Delaney we are keeping your family and her boyfriends family and all your friends in our thoughts and prayers. Your daughter was a beautiful young lady who gained her wings way to soon. Ours is not to question why as only our Heavenly Father knows the answer. Perhaps her soul was much too beautiful for this world. May God bless and keep you in His mighty care. Fly High Young Angel.
Steve Ferguson
Jul 12, 2019
Dear Paul, Paula, and Makayla,
Please know that we share your sense of emptiness and heartache for your loss. No words that we can say can make it easier for you. May the good Lord comfort you during this most difficult time.
Jul 12, 2019
Sending my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Delaney. Love and Prayers.
Jewell wood
Jul 12, 2019
What a beautiful daughter! My heart aches for you!
Janet Lambert
Jul 12, 2019
Sorry for loss , My thoughts and prayers are with all the families . God Bless and keep you all in his care
Jim and Barbara Bowling
Jul 12, 2019
Thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathies.
Kay Ratlif
Jul 11, 2019
Prayers for the family my heart goes out to all Hope God gives you comfort during this difficult of such a beautiful young lady
Lorry Meadows Richmond
Jul 11, 2019
Jr. I’m so very sorry for hearing about the loss of your beautiful daughter.You and Paula and family has been on my mind and in prayers since I first heard the tragic news.Your Hilldale friends and family are here for you all.🙏😔❤️
Sarah Sturgill
Jul 10, 2019
Dear Wykle Family,
There are not enough words to convey how sorry I am for your loss. I went to nursing school with Delaney, and we had clinical together for one semester. It’s not that significant, but I remember her being very nervous to go to clinical midway through the semester because we had an infamously harsh instructor, and she was afraid she would get in trouble for wearing the ring she always wore on her right hand because she couldn’t take it off! It ended up being fine though, and Delaney was a superstar with patients! (Except with dealing with feces..she carried Vick’s vapor rub in her pocket so she could mask the odors). She will be greatly missed, even by those who didn
...t know her well, like me. She was kind, giving, and so beautiful inside and out. I have been and will continue to pray for your family.Read more