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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

1870 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA

OBITUARY

Jenny Fitzgerald

May 28, 1933August 18, 2019

Jenny Ellen (Wenger) Fitzgerald died peacefully on August 18, 2019 in Lexington, VA. She was 86.

Born on May 28, 1933 in Staunton, VA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Lewis and Angeline Catherine (Link) Wenger. She graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Music in 1954 and married J. Willard Fitzgerald on August 11, 1954. Jenny taught school for seven years before starting her family. Jenny supported her husband on the family farm and business.

Sharing God’s talent for music, Jenny played the organ for Calvary United Methodist church for more than 50 years. She played for over 100 weddings and never kept account of the funerals. She would often practice on the organ with the kids playing among the pews.

Jenny always had a big garden and is noted for her all-natural pink applesauce. She enjoyed the music of the Gaither Family and Lawrence Welk.

Jenny is survived by her children and grandchildren, David (Ellen, Laura); Richard (Debbie, Josh (Mindy), Rachel); Paul (Gail, Ella); Philip (Starla, Ashton); Rebecca (Jim, Rauf) and Steven (Tanya, Cassidy, Morgan, Owen); siblings, Robert Wenger (Sue), Mildred Almarode (Randal) and Carolyn Halloran; and sister-in-law, Linda Cornelius (Jeff).

In addition to her parents, Jenny is preceded in death by her husband, Willard; in-laws, Leonard and Ethel Fitzgerald, and sisters-in-law, Peggy Clinedinst and Ann Wenger.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Calvary United Methodist Church, Stuarts Draft.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Calvary United Methodist Church, Stuarts Draft, with Pastor David Vaughan officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery followed by a reception in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers or donations, Help the needy, feed the hungry or visit the lonely.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Jenny is survived by her children and grandchildren, David (Ellen, Laura); Richard (Debbie, Josh (Mindy), Rachel); Paul (Gail, Ella); Philip (Starla, Ashton); Rebecca (Jim, Rauf) and Steven (Tanya, Cassidy, Morgan, Owen); siblings, Robert Wenger (Sue), Mildred Almarode (Randal) and Carolyn Halloran; and sister-in-law, Linda Cornelius (Jeff).

    In addition to her parents, Jenny is preceded in death by her husband, Willard; in-laws, Leonard and Ethel Fitzgerald, and sisters-in-law, Peggy Clinedinst and Ann Wenger.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 22, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating, Interment

Memories

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Debbie Dameron

August 21, 2019

To the Fitzgerald Family - I was so honored to have known your Mom. I remember many choir practices where she would just sit and grin about something we had said or done. She was a wonderful Christian woman who raised a fantastic family. I remember when I learned that she started playing at Calvary in 1954, that I would always remember how long she had played because that was when I was born. I felt we had a connection! My Mom and step-father, Hazel and Bob Smiley, enjoyed their time with your Dad and Mom on the farm. We will not be able to attend the funeral, but want you to know you are in our prayers - celebrating a life well lived!

Eliiott Boyd

August 20, 2019

Sincere sympathy in the passing of your mother and grandmother. Having grown up in Calvary UMC I heard her play the organ many times. She was always pleasant to talk to and one of my greatest memories of her is that I was a member of the last third grade class she taught at the old Stuarts Draft Elementary School.

Elliott and Brooke Boyd

Debbie Clinedinst

August 19, 2019

What a beautiful lady God has welcomed into his home for ever!Many prayers to the family.R.I.P sweet Jenny.

Tom and Lynda McCaleb

August 19, 2019

Over many years, Jenny welcomed us into her home on numerous occasions as if we were members of the family. We will always remember her and cherish her for that.

Tom and Lynda McCaleb