OWENSBORO, Ky. — Claudette Holland Fulkerson, 84, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at her home. She was born Dec. 14, 1938, in Hancock County, Kentucky, to the late Hugh Warden and Edna Gladys Ash Holland.
Claudette was a licensed practical nurse for many years having worked at Hermitage Nursing and the Wendell Foster Center, and retiring from River Valley Behavioral Health.
She was a 1958 graduate of Lewisport Consolidated School and received her degree in nursing from the Owensboro Technical School.
She was an avid family genealogist, enjoyed dancing at the Senior Citizens Center, sewing, and raising her flowers and tomatoes.
Claudette was also preceded in death by her husband, Mark L. Fulkerson, on Jan. 27, 2001, and a brother, Loren Emmick.
Surviving are a daughter, Marla Yeckering and husband, Steve, of Owensboro; a son, Mike Fulkerson, of Owensboro; two grandchildren, Megan Yeckering (Brad Payne) and Sean Yeckering, of Owensboro; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Payne; four brothers and sisters, Carolyn Ramsey, of Sellersburg, Indiana, Bob Emmick, of Pekin, Indiana, Larry Emmick, of Lewisport, Kentucky, and Peggy Boehman, of Ohio County, Kentucky.
The funeral service for Claudette will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with entombment following in Owensboro Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday and from Noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-1942 or to Rally 4 Remi, c/o D.I.P.G. Awareness, 4764 Winkler Road, Philpot, KY 42366.
Messages and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.