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Betty "Joyce" Fitzgerald

December 19, 1943 — February 3, 2016

Betty "Joyce" Fitzgerald, 72, Morrowville, died February 3, 2016 at Bryan LGH in Lincoln, NE. Visitation was Thursday, February 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home, Washington. The family received friends from 5 to 7. A funeral service was 10 a.m., Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Morrowville Christian Church, Morrowville. Sheila Ouellette was organist and Ed Durst sang, "Go Rest High on that Mountain," Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace." Pallbearers were Dennis Wahl, Jim Elwood, Corey Tegethoff, Richie Hill, Craig Fencl and Gary Heit. Honorary pallbearers were Randall Hevelone, Abagail Hevelone, Brett Lehman, Jaxson Tegtmeier, Jeff Lehman, McKinsey Bell, Kaley Fancl, Ray Malchow, Natosha Hevelone, Alexx Malchow, Charlotte Hevelone, Alyssa Malchow, Tammy Fencl and Gidget Lehman. Burial was in the Haddam City Cemetery. Joyce was born December 19, 1943 to Marvin and Ruth (Wells) Ginn on a farm one mile south of the stateline at rural Morrowville, KS. She attended grade school at Albia Rural then transferred to Plainview Rural. Joyce graduated from Morrowville Rural High School in 1963. In 1964, she was united in marriage to Chuck Fitzgerald at the catholic church in Fairbury, NE, where she was also baptized. Chuck and Joyce lived in Jansen, where they owned and operated the Western Bar. Joyce was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for several years. As hobbies, she enjoyed crocheting, collecting pigs, and taking care of her dog, Pepper. She bowled on several leagues in Fairbury and Washington and until recently, when her health failed her, she loved to walk. She looked forward to eating out with the Fairbury ladies and having morning coffee with the local ladies at the Cougar’s Den. Survivors include her sister, Jean Lehman, Morrowville; nephew, Jeff (Gidget) Lehman, Washington; niece, Tammy (Craig) Fencl, Morrowville; great nephews, Brett (McKinsey Bell) Lehman and Jaxson, Morrowville; and great nieces, Kaley (Ray Malchow) Fencl, Alexx, and Alyssa, Beatrice, NE, Natosha (Randall) Hevelone, Charlotte, and Abagail, Hanover, KS. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Chuck; and brother-in-law, Bob Lehman. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later by the family. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Betty "Joyce" Fitzgerald, please visit our flower store.


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