Obituary: Victoria M. Castleberry

Victoria M. Castleberry, 70, entered Heaven in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 6. 2018.

She was born to Bertrum and Elva (Will-Wallace) VanAuken on March 12, 1948, in Newton.

Vicki was born into a family of beauticians and a barber, and she was a hair artist at several area salons for 46 years. She worked beside her mother for many years and finished her career doing hair at different local longterm care facilities. Vicki graduated in 1967 from Vernon’s Beauty School, Wichita, and in her early career, she knew every new style and color technique and always sported the latest “do.” Vicki briefly changed her career path by obtaining her CDL license and driving a truck, and the job required a bit more muscle than she expected.

Preceding Vicki in death were her father; mother Elva Gregory; two sisters, Annabelle (Wallace) Finke and Beverly Jean (Wallace) Graves; son Courtney Ray Castleberry; and sister-in-law Barbara Wallace.

Survivors include her devoted son Bryan Castleberry, Newton; two brothers, Charles Wallace, Pueblo, Co., and Wayne Wallace (Dorothy), Chanute; and the light of her life, precious grandson Keegan Castleberry. Many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends have fond memories of Vicki’s life.

Graveside service and inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, at Walton Cemetery in Walton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Keegan’s Educational Fund or to Caring Hands Humane Society. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton.

There will be no viewing or visitation, as cremation has taken place.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.