October 30, 1926 ~ November 9, 2020

Born in: Daviess County, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Charlesetta “Charlie” Conkright

Charlie Conkright, 94, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 at the Heartford House in Owensboro surrounded by her family. Charlie was born in Daviess County on October 30, 1926 to the late Forrest and Mary Bertha Wathen and was married to the late John W. Conkright. Charlie was a charter member of Immaculate Catholic Church, an avid golfer, a member of the Lakewood Country Club where she was the 1st woman golfer to make a hole-in-one there, a member of Windridge Country Club, an excellent seamstress, a card player with friends and family in which her change pouch was always full, a wonderful mother to her children, and Mamaw to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by infant son, William Anthony Conkright, her siblings; Mary Helen Roberts, Louise Gough, Austin Wathen, Bob Wathen, and Joanne Moore.

Those left to cherish her memory include son, David Conkright (Laura), son Chuck Conkright (Becky), daughter Vicki Bowen (Joe), all of Owensboro, KY, her Grandchildren (Mamaw’s Angels); Adam Bowen (Nicole), Joy Herbert (Scott), Nick Conkright (Tasha), Will Conkright (Taylor), Chris Conkright (Kelsea), Lindsey Conkright (Patrick Conley); 10 great-grandchildren; sister Celine Kenney; and sister-in-law’s Dorothy Wathen and Annetta Wathen.

A special thanks to her caregivers Becky, Donna, Joan, Rosemary, and Sandy for their love and care over the last two years. The family truly appreciates the staff of the Heartford House for their compassion shown to Charlie.

Visitation will be held at Immaculate Catholic Church from 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, November 12, 2020 followed by a funeral mass at the church officiated by Father John Vaughn. A private burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Immaculate Catholic Church; 2516 Christie Place; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301 or Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be made available at the church.

All who wish to honor and remember Charlie in person at the visitation or funeral are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the church for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Conkright. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Charlesetta “Charlie” Conkright and sign her virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: November 12, 2020 10:00 am - November 12, 2020 12:00 pm

Immaculate Catholic Church
2516 Christie Place
Owensboro, KY 42301

Funeral Mass: November 12, 2020 12:00 pm

Immaculate Catholic Church
2516 Christie Place
Owensboro, KY 42301

Burial Service: November 12, 2020 1:00 pm

Resurrection Cemetery
5404 Leitchfield Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. I’m so very sorry to hear about Charlie’s passing. She was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known and was one of the strong women I knew early in my life RIP, Charlie. You will be missed.

  2. I’m so grateful for all the Memories I have spending time with Aunt Charlie. When she was with all of her sisters, we would laugh at all the funny stories until our stomach hurt!! My husband, Mark also looked forward to seeing her because he knew it was going to be a good time. I felt Charlie’s Love every moment I was with her. I’ll miss her very much!
    Love, Sabrina

  3. I was so sorry to read of the loss of your mother, Charlie. I have such fond memories of her as a child growing up in the home behind hers. Vicki, the last time we spoke you told me your mother prays rosary after rosary every day. What a woman of faith! Once again, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and will keep you all in my prayers. Kathryn Westerfield Crowe

  4. I knew Charlie through my late aunt Martha Helen Howard. Charlie was something else. So full of life and spunk. She was a good lady. So sorry for your families loss.

  5. Chuck and family…so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Larry and Lamone Mayfield

  6. Dear Vicki, David and Chuck , we all Love Charlie, A very special cute little lady. Prayers for you and your family, With Deep Sympathy, Pam & Bob Poole

  7. Vicki, Joe, David, Chuck & Families –
    Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. I have nothing but precious memories of your mother…always happy, full of energy & never at a loss for words. Charlie was a beautiful lady inside and out! Praying you find peace in knowing she is w/ Our Lord! She will be forever missed!🙏❤️🙏

  8. Conkright Family, We send our sympathy for the passing of your Mother. She lived such a full long life and will be missed by so many. May your faith and wonderful memories comfort you now and in the days ahead.
    With Caring, Christy and Sonny Hall

  9. Sweet Sweet Charlie will be sadly missed. She was so full of spunk and sincerity. I will miss seeing her at Mass, she always had something cute to say! The good Lord will enjoy having her back home!!

  10. Vicki and David,
    Your Mother was a fun lady and that you know but also good a math
    she kept my golf score and only time I ever broke a 100 and she said
    she add twice! XX

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