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Nelda Wingfield

April 6, 1934 — April 1, 2021

Nelda Faye Sosh Wingfield, 86, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 6, 1934 in Owensboro. She worked at General Electric before going on to work as a realtor for Castlen Realty. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness faith and enjoyed doing crafts in her free time.

Nelda is preceded in death by her mother, Seievers Knight (Reverend Joseph A. “Chalk”) Sosh; her father, Leonard (Clara) Wood; her husband, Lige Wingfield, Jr.; her son, Kenneth Lee Wingfield; her grandson, Nathaniel Brent Wingfield; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Connie (Jim) Fleischmann, Terry Wingfield, Ronald (Becky) Wingfield; her grandchildren, Brandon (Caroline) Fleischmann, of Owensboro, Melanie (Ryan) Fleischmann Gloede, of Fort Worth, TX; Jeremy Wingfield, Kristy Wingfield (Brandon) Standiford, Corey Beth Midkiff, Cody Lee Midkiff, Cameron James Midkiff, all of Owensboro; 9 great-grandchildren; her step-siblings, Larry (Monie) Sosh, Brenda (Ben) Moore, Johnny (Janice) Sosh; and her aunts, Barbara Jean Sosh and Corinne Alvey.

Services will be 12:00 pm Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Brother Clettis Sinnett and Brother Larry Sosh officiating. Burial will follow at Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hermitage for their compassionate care of Mother.

All who wish to honor Nelda at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home

519 Locust St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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