Jul 04, 1936---Jan 07, 2023

Noeida Berta Castro, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away in her home on Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at 86 years old.  She was born on July 4, 1936 to Augusto Madruga and Fabiana Rodriguez, in Calimete, Matanzas, Cuba.  Noeida graduated as a teacher from the Escuela Normal de Maestros, Matanzas Cuba, and married her devoted husband Othoniel Castro in the same year 1957.  On September 4, 1962 she left Cuba for Miami, Florida with her husband and her two sons Othoniel and Miguel.  On October 10, 1962, the family came to Kansas City through the sponsorship of First Southern Baptist Church.  Seven years later they were blessed with a daughter, Noeida.

She loved spending time with her family.  Noeida was a strong Christian woman who loved deeply and brought joy to every room with her contagious smile.  

Noeida is survived by her husband, Othoniel, their son, Othoniel Castro of Allegany, NY, their son and his wife, Miguel and Debbie of Naples, Florida, their daughter and her husband, Noeida and Todd Kuhnert of Kansas City, Missouri, their grandchildren Natalie, Miguel (Erin), Kali, and Alexis, Noeida’s sisters, Mireya Leon, Margot Castro, Anoland (Jose A) deLeon, and Noeida’s brother, Manuel, and very loved nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.



A visitation will be 2:00 pm and funeral service is scheduled for 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at Antioch Bible Baptist Church at 800 NE 72nd Street, Gladstone, MO 64118.  There will be a private interment for family and close friends on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery at 1150 N. 38th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102.


Steve and Jamie Peterson Jan 09, 2023

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We so enjoyed our time as your neighbors.

Sue Smith Jan 09, 2023

close friend of family member ,Albion ,New York

To the Family Of Noeida Berta Castro (Muggsy and Otto) Guy and I and the girls send our love and condolences on the passing of your beautiful mother, grandmother and wife. We are so honored that over the years that we all we had the chance to meet Noeida and know her through some of her visits to New York. Aryal and Miranda have many warm memories of how welcome She and your family made them feel with their many phone conversations they had in Spanish. Please know that we will continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. Hugs and love to you all, Guy, Sue , Aryal, Amber, Miranda Smith

Stan and Marci Lindsey Jan 09, 2023

Friends of Miguel and Debbie ,Naples ,Florida

Our prayers for comfort and peace for the Castro family. We know she will be terribly missed here on earth but so thankful we have the hope and assurance of someday being reunited with our loved ones “when we all get to heaven”. Stan and Marci Lindsey

George Jan 10, 2023

Friend of Family ,LOCKPORT ,New York

I extend my deepest sympathies to the Noeida Castro’s family. Their loss is greater than most can imagine. Her loving heart was the center of their daily lives. It was known and felt with our family, thousands of miles away. Noeida sacrificed all she knew and all her possessions to leave her country of birth to give her family a better life. The Castro family knows how precious family is and has held each other in a closeness that few have the appreciation or the prospective to know. There is now a void that needs to be filled by the gathering of family and loved ones with the same loving passion that came so naturally to Noeida. She gave every moment of her life to her husband, brothers and sisters, children, and grandchildren. She lived a full and joyful life. Her gift is all the beautiful, funny, comforting, inspiring, loving moments that will live in the memories of everyone that she touched. Noeida’s ever-present nurturing character leaves a legacy that will be permanently implanted in current and future generations. We were all lucky to have her. She has done her work here. It’s time to appreciate her life and the love that she so freely gave.

Tiffany Ball Jan 10, 2023

Friend ,Perry ,Kansas

She had the most beautiful smile and gentle Spirit. She made me feel so welcome when I was in her presence. My heart goes out to all of you because I know how close your family is. Big hugs to all of you but especially my sweet friend, Noeida. May God comfort you and bring smiles even in the sadness.

Kathy Simoes Marian Jan 11, 2023

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

So sorry for the loss of this beautiful woman. Her kindness and welcoming spirit will always serve as example to me. Love to the family. Prays and hugs. Kathy and Steve Marian

Pastor David George Jan 11, 2023

Friend ,Naples ,Florida

With heartfelt sympathy for your loss, Dr. Castro. Praying for the Lord‘s comfort for you and your family.

Nathan and Martha Phillips Jan 12, 2023

Friend to family ,Naples ,Florida

To the family: Sorry about Noedia passing.Noedia was a blessing to us many times as she and Otto visited our Church and attended my Bible class. She always exhibited a gentle and caring heart even after her terrible accident several years ago. God spared her life to continue her blessings upon the family. Now, Noedia is completely healed walking and running the streets of gold with Jesus. Hallelujah! As believers, we will see her again. Oh the joy that will be!