JoAnn “Mim” Fitzpatrick, 84 – The Inside Diary


JoAnn “Mim” Fitzpatrick, 84

Posted 8:42 am Monday, November 14, 2022

JoAnn “Mim” Fitzpatrick, 84, of Stanford, KY, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 9, 2022. Born August 31, 1938 in Columbus, OH to the late Phillip and Elizabeth Ellis McDaniels. She was the widow of the late Kenneth Fitzpatrick. She was a member of St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church in Ottenheim, KY.
JoAnn had a full life that touched so many people. Her first love was for her family. She lived by an open door rule, where anyone who entered was welcome in her home and had the opportunity to talk freely about whatever they chose to talk about. His motto was: “Never go to bed angry, never go to bed angry”. This way of life has enabled so many to receive some of the best guidance and healing for many years.
JoAnn had many interests that she shared over the years. She loved to cook and taught anyone who wanted to learn. Her favorites were Lemon Anything; lemon cookies, lemon pie, lemon cake. She loved music and liked to dance. She played piano, accordion and organ. She was in the high school band, where she played the drums. Music regularly filled his house.
She was an active member of several organizations including the Wilderness Trace Child Development Center of the Bluegrass, the Red Hat Society, the American Red Cross, and the Moose Lodge and Eagles while in Florida.
Additionally, JoAnn had a very long career as a partner in the Gash-Fitzpatrick insurance agency in Danville. It has served the community for over 50 years and has built an excellent reputation in the insurance industry.
Overall JoAnn was and is the best mother, stepmother and Mim!
Survivors include four children, Micki Beach (Dale) of Dry Ridge, KY, Mark Fitzpatrick (Gwen), Mitch Fitzpatrick (Anita) and Marti Brown (Mike) all of Stanford, KY; one brother, Jim McDaniels (Mary); two sisters, Patricia Troyer and Deborah Burdette (art); sister-in-law, Barbara McDaniels; ten grandchildren, Samantha Barnes (Michael), Adam Fitzpatrick (Melissa), Rachel Fitzpatrick, Morgan Janssen (Jeremy), Melissa Marsh (Jim), Tim Fitzpatrick (Mikki Jo), Todd Fitzpatrick (Rachel), Julie Pelstring (Ben) , Sara Fitzpatrick (Colleen) and Katie Fath (Chris); 15 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Fitzpatrick; one son, Michael G. Fitzpatrick; Parents; one brother, Phillip McDaniels; two grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth and Casey Brock.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Spurlin’s Funeral Home in Stanford, KY. Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Ottenheim, KY with Father John officiating. Interment will follow at Saint-Sylvestre Cemetery.
The active holders are Tim Fitzpatrick, Adam Fitzpatrick, Noah Fitzpatrick, Todd Fitzpatrick, Colton Fitzpatrick, Michael Barnes, Ethan Barnes and Jeremy Janssen.
Honorary bearers are granddaughters, great-granddaughters,grandchildren and Dan Stephens.


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