Geraldine Ewalt

Obituary of Geraldine Hart Ewalt

Geraldine (Hart) Ewalt, 91, widow of Robert T. Ewalt, passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Lexington. A native of Paris, Kentucky, she was born on March 8, 1931, to the late Paul Gamblin Scott and Ida Glenn Hart. Her adoptive father was the late John F. Hart. She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Walker Hart.

Geraldine was a graduate of Cardome Visitation Academy Boarding School, Georgetown, KY and Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing, Covington, KY, where she obtained her nursing degree. During her time at college, Geraldine also explored religious life as a novice with the Sisters of the Poor of Saint Francis. Her nursing employment was with Good Samaritan and Saint Joseph hospitals, and she retired from Trane Company after serving as their industrial safety nurse.

Geraldine is survived by her children, Teresa Johns (Clarence), Barbara Gross, Dina Adams (Sid), Paul McConnell (Lynn), Pat Boardman (John), and Bill T. McConnell (Sheila); her grandchildren, Rob Riley, Mary Beth Routt, Colleene Barnett, Steven Boardman, Scott McConnell, Matthew McConnell, and Todd McConnell; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Per Geraldine’s wishes, a private viewing was held at Clark Legacy Center, 601 E. Brannon Road, Nicholasville, KY. The memorial mass was held on April 25, officiated by Father Norman Fischer at her home parish, Saint Peter Claver Catholic Church, Lexington, KY. The eulogy was provided by her son, Paul.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Peter Claver Catholic Church, 410 Jefferson Street, Lexington, KY 40508.

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