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Gretchen A Castle, 89, of Cumberland, Maryland died Wednesday August 16, 2017 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 13, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Henry M and Emma M Luethke.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband John F Graham and her second husband James S Castle, Jr. and her sisters June Peters and Mary Witt.

Gretchen is survived by her sons David M Graham and wife Vicky, Harpers Ferry, WV, John F Graham, Cumberland, daughter Barbara J Castle, Cumberland, step children James W Castle, Cumberland, Linda Sue Morris and husband Michael, Preston, Maryland and sister-in-law Judith C Everhart, Cumberland.

Additional survivors are her grandchildren, Keith Graham, Ridgeley, WV, Haley Howard, Berlin, Maryland, Sarah Strong, Homestead, FL, Wendy Livengood, Cumberland, Maryland and Caitlyn Castle, Cumberland, Maryland, Brian Morris and wife Candace, Medicine Park, Oklahoma, Kevin Morris and wife Mari, Yokohama, Japan, Patrick Morris, Preston, Maryland and Katie Morris, Baton Rouge, Louisiana as well as 16 great grandchildren and beloved friends Dr. Donald and Carol Manger and family, James and Carol Combs and Larry Bennett.

The family extends special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for the exceptional care that was given to Gretchen and to Father Eric Gauehat and Rev. Bruce McBride for their compassion and prayers.

At Gretchen's request, her body was donated to the State of Maryland Anatomy Board. Private services and internment will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Allegany County Animal Shelter or a charity of your choice.
Published on August 19, 2017
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