Patricia Ann Fitzgerald, 82, Carthage, MO, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Mo., where she had been a patient for the last three months.

Patricia Ann Fitzgerald, 82, Carthage, MO, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Mo., where she had been a patient for the last three months.
Patricia Ann Loafman was born Aug. 2, 1935 in Utica, Mo. to the late James Mark Loafman and Virginia L. (Young) Loafman. She moved to Carthage with her parents in 1940. Patricia married Ralph Fitzgerald on August 29, 1958 in Carthage, Mo.; he preceded her in death on March 31, 2002. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Carthage.
Patricia is survived by three sisters, Gail Cochran (husband Walter), Nevada, Mo., Robyn Castagneri (husband Tom), Trego, Wisc., and Marilyn Pridgeon, Columbia, Mo.; one brother, Jay Loafman (wife Linda), Gravois Mills, Mo.; one niece, five nephews, three great nieces and five great nephews. She is also survived by three step-daughters, Barbara Mitchell, Christopher, Ill., Sharon Kirk (husband George), Benton, Iii., and Polly West, Orient, Ill..
Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Funeral service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Rev. Gregory Esselman will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Park Cemetery, Carthage. Memorial gifts are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church in care of Knell Mortuary, 308 W. Chestnut, Carthage, Mo. 64836. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.