Marbrey Hedges, 90, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Wellington Parc. She was born February 21, 1931, in Daviess County, to the late John Thomas and Mary Emma Fenwick Poynter. Marbrey was a graduate of Owensboro High School, class of 1948. To say she stayed busy and involved would be an understatement. Not only was Marbrey actively involved in all her grandchildren's activities but also her great-grandchildren's extracurriculars ranging from sporting events, band contests, dance recitals, choral programs, musicals, and even heavy metal concerts. She was their biggest cheerleader. She attended and often led Senior exercise classes and enjoyed line dancing at the Munday Center. She was never shy in leading line dancing at family weddings. In April 2019, Marbrey was honored for 25 years of Service as a Volunteer with Pastoral Care at Owensboro Regional Hospital.
She was a pillar at First Christian Church, working as Administrative Secretary and Treasurer from 1964-1993. She did retire, but she didn't slow down. Marbrey was an Elder and a stable force in every activity with her beloved church. She was the first one to arrive and the last one to leave. Marbrey served on numerous committees, was a charter member of the FaHoLo Class, worked with the women's ministries, was an active traveler with the Primetimers group, participated in mission trips to help build houses, and sang in the choir for many years.
Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Paul Allen Hedges in 1998; two sons, Jeffrey Allen Hedges in 2012 and Mark Clinton Hedges in 2014; and a sister, Margaret Sipes in 2007.
Marbrey is survived by a son, E. Brian Hedges (Cathy) of Owensboro; a daughter, Paula Hedges Garrott (COL Jeff, Ret.) of Henderson; daughters-in-law, Charlotte Kaelin Hedges and Sherree Bell Hedges, both of Owensboro; a brother, Jerry Poynter of Owensboro; two sisters, Betty Curl of Owensboro and Sue Bethel of Rockport; grandchildren, CPT Ben Hedges (Casi), Chris Hedges (Mikayla), Jon Hedges (Alivia), Amber Bristow (Steve), Adam Hedges (Anjali), Laura Iverson (Jordan), Emily Garrott Thornton (Philip) and Grace Garrott; 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Celebration of Life for Marbrey will be held at 1 PM Monday at First Christian Church. Entombment to follow in Christ Chapel at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 until 6 PM at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and Monday at First Christian Church from 11 AM until time of service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Disciples Women's Ministry at First Christian Church, an organization she loved and served all her adult life.
Memories and condolences for the family of Marbrey Hedges may be left at www.glenncares.com