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Leona Grace Parker Fitzgerald - Obituary

November 27, 2015

ALDERSON Leona Grace Parker Fitzgerald, age 90, of Alderson, W.Va., passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015, at Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, W.Va., following a short illness.

Born August 7, 1925, in Alderson, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late E. Ray and Dorothy Lorene Lowery Parker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Hunter Fitzgerald; and a granddaughter, Beth Ann Thomas.

Mrs. Fitzgerald was a retired secretary, having retired from Greenbrier Community College, Lewisburg, W.Va. She was a 1944 graduate of Alderson High School, Alderson, W.Va., and attended Concord College and Greenbrier Community College, having received an Associate Degree from Bluefield State College. She was a member of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Alderson, W.Va., and was a former member of the Alderson Music Club. Mrs. Fitzgerald loved animals, especially cats and dogs, loved music and playing the piano, enjoyed reading and enjoyed mowing grass.

Survivors include two daughters, Carole Thomas and her husband, Frank, of Princeton, W.Va., and Sylvia Kessler and her husband, Joe, of Hilldale, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Cynthia Thomas Jones of Snake Run Road, Alderson, W.Va., Kimberly Kessler Parmer of Charleston, W.Va., and Jerry Scott Kessler of Talcott, W.Va.; three great-grandchildren, Patrick Parmer of Morgantown, W.Va., Abbey Parmer of Charleston, W.Va., and Nicky Parmer of Charleston, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, with Jim Eskins officiating. Private burial will follow at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg, W.Va. Family and friends may call Wednesday, December 2, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.

For those considering an expression of sympathy, the family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Mrs. Fitzgerald to the Greenbrier Humane Society, P.O. Box 926, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.