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Gertrude "Pal" Fitzhugh

August 2, 1933 — December 29, 2022

Owensboro

Gertrude "Pal" Fitzhugh

 

Gertrude “Pal” Fitzhugh, 89, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2022, while surrounded by her loving family, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born August 2, 1933, in Baltimore, MD to the late Elbert Lee Mortimore and Anna Mary Broughton Mortimore. Pal graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore. While in Baltimore she worked in banking, for the FBI, and at the Department of the Army. She was a legal secretary for Ben Hawes Jr. in Owensboro.

She was a longtime active member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. Pal also enjoyed spending time reading. Most of all she loved traveling and spending time with her children and their families.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Rose Drexel.

Pal is survived by her husband of 69 years, Jim Fitzhugh; a son, Dr. David L. Fitzhugh of Plano, TX; four daughters, Patricia Ann Fitzhugh of Lake Worth, FL, Sandra (David) Conley of Cumming, GA, Amy (Joe) Rymer of Nashville, TN, and Leanne (Steve) Payne of Owensboro; seven grandchildren, Ashlee (Andy) Veit, Alison (Colt) Huggins, Meaghan (Chris) Stranix, Courtney Rymer, Jimmy (Marla) Conley, Kendall Payne and Mason Payne; also, nine great-grandchildren, Louise and Conley Veit, Evy and JJ Stranix, Wesson, Lani Grace, and Lawson Huggins, Murphy and Myers Conley.

The funeral mass for Pal will be held at noon Monday January 2, 2023, at Blessed Mother Catholic Church with Father Jamie Dennis officiating. Burial to follow at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Monday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Memories and condolences for the family of Pal may be left at www.glenncares.com           

 

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Visitation

Monday, January 2, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Mass

Monday, January 2, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Blessed Mother Catholic Church

601 E 23rd St, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Burial

Monday, January 2, 2023

1:15 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Christ Chapel at Owensboro Memorial Gardens

5050 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303

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