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Bertia Lee Fitzgerald

Bertia Lee Fitzgerald, longtime Okmulgee resident, died Wednesday, June 23 2004 at the Cherry Creek Nursing Home in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 84. She was born May 4, 1920 in Walters, Oklahoma to Lee Roy and Callie (Reese) Bright. She married Daniel Edward Fitzgerald in Seminole and they resided there until 1957, moving to Okmulgee. She retired from Ball Brother Glass Plant and was an active member of the Lioness Club and a volunteer at the Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Fitzgerald was a member of the First Baptist Church. Due to her health, she moved to Wichita, Kansas ten years ago where she resided until her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Jimmy Bright.

Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Jerry and Terri Fitzgerald of Oklahoma City, a daughter, Janice K. Houser of Kansas, three brothers, Melvin Bright of Missouri, Delvin Bright of Kansas, and Curtis Bright of Arizona, a sister, Jo Gooden of Missouri, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 4:00 P.M. Monday, June 28, 2004 at the Maple Grove Cemetery with Reverend David Hamilton officiating. Viewing will be Sunday from 1-6 at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.