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Elgie Gwendolyn Tarter Weddle

September 11, 1927 — October 27, 2021

Elgie Gwendolyn Tarter Weddle went on to her eternal home on October 27 2021. Earl & Cora Tarter were blessed with her birth on September 11, 1927.

Elgie married the love of her life, Weynath C Weddle on October 26, 1945, and he preceded her in death on February 6, 1986. Elgies family loved and adored her more than anything. She was the heart and soul of her family and always had a calming nature and loved everyone unconditionally.

She is survived by her Daughter Lana and Donald Johnson, Grandsons that called her “Granny”; Shane and Sarah Weddle, Jason and Tammy Gullett, Eric and Andrea Weddle, Stephen and Alesa Johnson, Stacy and Sandy Johnson. Great-grandchildren that were special to her; Braden Weddle, Jayci Gullett, Tristan Weddle, Ellie Kathryn Weddle, Willow Weddle, Ashley Johnson, Brentley Johnson, Josh Cornelius, Anna Beth Johnson, Thomas Kennett, Aubree Kennett, Lukas Johnson. Brother Curt Tarter and brother-in-law C.V. Weddle Jr. Special Daughter- in- laws Debbie Weddle Foster and Susan Weddle She is survived by many nieces and nephews that were special to her that always called her “Aunt Elgie”.

She was preceded in death by her husband Weynath C Weddle, son Bruce Weddle, parents Earl and Cora Tarter, mother-in-law and father-in-law Florence and C.V. Weddle, brother Linville and Jewel Tarter, Vertress Tarter that died at birth. Sisters Mable and Ernest Taylor, Pauline and Harry Chitwood, Regina and Ward Correll. Sister-in-laws Sandy Tarter and Betty Sue Weddle.

Elgie was always known for her love of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Somerset, and was a charter member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church. She loved her church family of both churches tremendously. After the passing of her Husband Weynath, she reaffirmed her commitment to the Lord and made a profession of faith and was baptized at age 58. She loved her family and friends dearly! She was a devoted wife, mother, Granny, Great Granny, daughter, sister, aunt and friend; always putting other’s needs before her own. She always enjoyed the sister hood and company with her Friday lunch bunch! Elgie always had a smile on her face, a warm heart and a word of encouragement for anyone she encountered. Elgie was owner/manager of Tradewinds Young World for over 25 years until retirement. She was well known for the countless children that she helped to clothe in all of those years. She always had a natural sense of fashion and style, and anyone that tasted her famous sourdough rolls and cinnamon rolls would always ask for more. Elgie along with her Husband Weynath and son Bruce founded Weddle Enterprises Inc in 1976, a family business operated still today by her Grandsons Shane and Eric Weddle. Her values of hard work , honesty ,commitment to always do your job the right way and treat people with respect , are still reflected in the company’s core principles today. After her official retirement, her love for her community called her to volunteer for 20 years at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital continuing to serve people, where she was an instrumental part of opening the gift shop.

A celebration of her life will take place Monday November 1st at First Baptist Church of Somerset at 12 pm with Bro. Sam Crawford and Bro. Ryan Coffey officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday October 31st from 5-8pm and Monday November 1st from 10-12 at First Baptist Church.

Her final earthly resting place will be at Mill Springs National cemetery alongside her husband Weynath, pallbearers will be : Shane Weddle, Jason Gullett, Eric Weddle, Jayci Gullett, Ellie Kate Weddle, Braden Weddle, Tristan Weddle, Stephen Johnson, and Stacy Johnson.

Should friends and family desire, expressions of sympathy may be made to Gideon Bibles, Hospice of Lake Cumberland or WTHL Radio Station in Elgie’s honor. The Weddle Family would like to give special thanks to Hospice of Lake Cumberland for their care and support during her last days.

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