February 29th, 2024

joanne fitzgeraldJoAnne Fitzgerald, 92, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Liberal. 

She was born Jan. 24, 1926 to Ernest and Vaughn (Fankhauser) Boles in Liberal. 

She married Bill Fitzgerald 1946. He preceded her in death.

She graduated from Liberal High School. 

She enjoyed painting, sewing, knitting, beekeeping, and raising chickens and other birds. 

She collected Native American artifacts and all manner of dishware. 

She was actively involved in Liberty School, 4-H, the Five State Fair, PEO and Bridge Club. She was a champion of unique and fun characters such as Leona Stewart, Dr. Butcher, Burgess Campbell, Mr. Pendergrass and Lorraine Wright. 

Survivors include children: Mike (Annette) Fitzgerald, Liberal, Tom (Kathy) Fitzgerald, Liberal, Mark Fitzgerald, Liberal, John Fitzgerald, Rolla, Elizabeth (Mike Vincent) Harris, Hays, Martha (Wayne Pritchard) Fitzgerald, Trinidad, Colo., Marie (Tom) Sciacca, Trinidad, Colo., and Alice Fitzgerald, Trinidad, Colo.;13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Patsy Boles, Liberal.                                                          

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul Boles; and daughter-in-law, Elaine Fitzgerald.

• Funeral services took place Monday, April 2, 2018 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal.

Memorials are suggested to Friendship Meals in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd. St. Liberal, KS. 67901. 

Condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com