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Rita Regina Howard Szemethy

February 8, 1939 — June 10, 2023

Owensboro

Rita Regina Howard Szemethy

 

Rita Regina Howard Szemethy, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Carmel Home. She was born February 8, 1939, in Whitesville, to the late Joseph Orval Howard and Mary Golda Smith Howard. Rita was a homemaker, raising and caring for seven children, and was a long-time member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Louis Szemethy Sr.; two sisters, Grace Dyer and Eleanor Wathen; and a brother, Leo Howard.

Rita is survived by a daughter, Mary (Kevin) Lasley; six sons, Louis (Joan) Szemethy Jr., Joe Szemethy, Brian (Theresa) Szemethy, Emery (Mitzi) Szemethy, Bob (Kim) Szemethy, and Steve (Jennifer) Szemethy; twelve grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; a sister, Sr. Ann Marie Howard; three brothers, Ed Howard, Leonard (Eva) Howard, and Martin (Gwen) Howard; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass for Rita will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Fr. Pat Reynolds officiating. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 until 7 p.m., with prayers at 6:30 p.m., at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Carmel Home 2501 Old Hartford Road Owensboro, KY 42303, and Memorial Masses being said.

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

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

6:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Mass

Thursday, June 15, 2023

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

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

4029 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Graveside Service

Thursday, June 15, 2023

11:30 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Resurrection Cemetery Chapel

5404 KY-54, Owensboro, KY 42303

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