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Gwendolyn (Oliver) DeRezza

January 8, 1942 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 80)


Gwendolyn Birdsong DeRezza, age 80, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Center in Paducah, KY.

Gwen was born to her parents Thomas Kyle and Nina Stevens Oliver January 8, 1942. She began her teaching career in 1968 at Forestdale Elementary School. She later retired from Heath Elementary School in 1997 where she touched many hearts. She was a dedicated teacher, mother, sister, aunt and Ranny. Her kids and grandkids were the center of her life.

She is survived by one brother Tommy Oliver (Milly) of Kevil, KY, two sons Rocci DeRezza (Connie) of Paducah, KY, Todd DeRezza (Kelly) of Kevil,KY, one daughter Lisa Walker (Danny) of Paducah, KY. Eight grandchildren Dustin Roberts (Jenna) of Paducah, KY, Tarah Lewis (Brett) of New Liberty, IL, Tyler DeRezza of Kevil, KY, Christina DeRezza of Paducah, KY, Lance DeRezza of Paducah, KY, Hannah DeRezza of Barlow, KY, Daniel Walker of Paducah, KY and McKell DeRezza of Kevil, KY. Four great grandchildren Camden Lewis, Anna Roberts, Gabe Lewis and Ty Roberts.

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Kyle and Nina Stevens Oliver, three sisters Bennye Conway, Dawn Oliver and Zula Bregg and her daughter Karmin Roberts.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 11:00 am at Oscar Community Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Craig officiating.  Interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Community Christian Academy where her great grandsons attend school. Donations can be mailed to 110 Lebanon Church Rd Paducah, KY 42003 with classroom funds in the memo.

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Graveside Service
April 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Morrow Funeral Chapel (KY, Oscar Community Cemetery)

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