Beatrice Cecilia Wooldridge, 96, of Owensboro, passed away November 7, 2022, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born December 21, 1925, in Browns Valley to the late Sherman Alexander and Mary Ethel Knott Howard. Beatrice was a wife and stay at home mother. She not only cared for her children, but many others that she babysat for in her home. Family and friends were always welcome! There was always room for one more at the table. Beatrice was a wonderful cook and known for her homemade pies. She served on the Bereavement Team at Blessed Mother for many years, and at the HELP Office.
In addition to her parents, Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Estil Wooldridge; her oldest son, Joseph Glenn Wooldridge; her sons-in-law, Larry J. O’Bryan and David Hall. She was the last of her sisters and their spouses, Elizabeth (John) Chissom, Rosalia (James) Harper, Linnie Bowlds, Margaret (Del) Mattingly, and Rita (John) Pisano.
Beatrice is survived by 8 of her 9 children, Lynn (Wayne) Smith, of Suffolk, VA, Nancy Hall, of Owensboro, Sister Dymphna Wooldridge, of Owensboro, Bill (Sandra) Wooldridge, of Yorktown, VA, Darlene (John) Kazlaukas, of Owensboro, Steve (Jessica) Wooldridge, of Pittsburg, CA, Sharon Smithson, of Tulsa, OK, and Larry Wooldridge, of Yorktown, VA; her eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The funeral Mass will be 12pm Thursday at Blessed Mother Catholic Church, with visitation beginning at 9am at the church. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.
The family would like to thank Judy Coomes and Margaret Stowers for the care and support they gave Mrs. Wooldridge and her daughters, as well as the caring staff of Hospice and the Heartford House.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301, or to Blessed Mother Catholic Church, 601 East 23rd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303.
Memories and messages of condolence for the family of Beatrice Wooldridge may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.