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Virginia Peniston Costel

Obituary
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COSTEL, VIRGINIA PENISTON, 90, of Louisville, died on February, 6, 2014 at Treyton Oak Towers.

She was the daughter of Elizabeth and Tandy Peniston and was born on May 11, 1923 in Lacie, KY. While attending Georgetown College, she left her studies to marry Bill Costel. After the birth of her two children, she completed her BA at the University of Louisville and received an MA in education from Indiana University. She also completed graduate studies in education at the University of Virginia.

An excellent and beloved teacher, Ginny taught fourth grade at Greathouse and Cardinal Valley elementary schools. By her example, Ginny taught her children the importance of close and long-lasting friendships.

For Ginny and Bill, many of these friendships revolved around playing bridge and enjoying a meal together. Ginny excelled in both playing bridge and preparing delicious meals.

After her retirement Ginny continued her energetic engagement with her community. Ginny stayed active by delivering Meals on Wheels, participating in her PEO chapter and as being a member of the Louisville Women's Club and the D.A.R. Much of her time she spent on behalf of Highland Presbyterian Church, as she visited shut-ins, organized Prime Timer's and planned bridge and book club events.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, who adored her; and brothers, L.T. and Bill Peniston.

She is survived by her children, Esther E. Costel, M.D. (Philip J. Tamplin, Jr.) and Paul T. Costel (Michelle); six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted mother and a tender and generous grandmother.

The family would like to thank the staff of Treyton Oak Towers for their many kindnesses to our mother. Special thanks to her caregivers, Anna Atzinger and Tammy Shannon, who provided loving care for her in her final years.

The funeral service will be on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Highland Presbyterian Church, 1011 Cherokee Road, with burial to follow at Port Royal (KY) Cemetery. Visitation will be at Pearson's, 149 Breckenridge Lane on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. Gifts in her memory may be made to Highland Presbyterian Church.

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Funeral Home
Pearson Funeral Home
149 Breckenridge Lane Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 896-0349
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Published in The Courier-Journal from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2014
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