August 10, 1926 ~ April 23, 2020

Born in: Hardinsburg, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Stella Merici Hinton Fogle passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Carmel Home on Thursday, April 23, 2020. She was born on August 10, 1926, to the late Malcolm and Edwina Hinton in Breckenridge County (Hardinsburg, Ky). She worked at General Electric on 9th Street, The Executive Inn Salad Department, and Cafeteria Services at St. Peter of Alcantara Grade School and Catherine Spaulding Elementary School.

Caring for her husband, two boys, spending time with daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren was Stella’s most meaningful work. Always a hard worker, Stella did everything from canning and freezing the summer garden’s produce, that was then prepared lovingly for family meals each evening and special occasions. Her Grandchildren will always remember the pancake breakfast they all prepared on their overnight visits. She was a member of St. Peter of Alcantara Parish in Stanley where she was married to Joseph A. Fogle, on February 11, 1956. She was one of the original members of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration adorers when it started at the Carmel Home. She was a master at Solitaire and usually won at 500 rummy. Her work on cross-stitch hand quilted quilts was a relaxing hobby. The Rosary was her helper during the day and her companion every night.

Along with her parents, Stella is preceded in death by Joseph A. Fogle, her husband who died in 1983; her brothers, Francis Hinton, Harold “Bud” Hinton, and Raymond Hinton; her sisters, Mary Rose Bryant, Delphine Hinton and Catherine Hinton.

She is survived by two sons: Fr. Bruce Fogle of Paducah and Phillip (Beth) Fogle of Stanley; four grandchildren, Jessica, Taylor, Allison and Will Fogle; a sister, Betty Payne of Hardinsburg; her brothers-in-law, Patrick Fogle of Brandenburg, and Larry (Joyce) Fogle of Stanley; Sister-in-laws, Anita Fogle of Stanley and Patricia Fogle of Owensboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Rosary and Mass of Christian burial will be at St Peter of Alcantara Parish in Stanley. In compliance with CDC Guidelines, this will be private only. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations in Mass Offerings, the best act of love for her; St. Peter of Alcantara Building/Cemetery Fund, 81 Church St, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301; or Carmel Home Staff Christmas Party Fund, 2501 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs Fogle. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Stella Merici Hinton Fogle. and sign her virtual guest book by going to

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  1. Such a sweet lady. She was always so kind in the lunchroom at St. Peter’s. Prayers for all in the coming days 🙏🏻

  2. Stella was a wonderful lady filled with kindness. I know that she was a light in my mother’s life,and for that I am grateful to her. Many blessing to family.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.
    Much love,
    Benny, Sandy, Evan and Elise Wilson

  4. What a very delightful lady full of grace and much love for her family. A great loss to her family and community. God called another angel. Eternal rest!
    Blessings to The Stella Fogle Family.

  5. Mrs Fogle was certainly a sweet prayerful lady. Always so kind. Prayers for her and your family.

  6. Fr.Bruce & Phil,
    We are SO sorry for your loss of your mom. Our Lord has called home another angel…..She was such a sweet, caring person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    Joyce, Bruce and Wes Yeiser

  7. Fr. Bruce & Phil, so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was always the sweetest caring Aunt. Mom always loved her talks with her too, now they can have plenty! ❤️ My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cathy Fogle Bayles

  8. Fr. Bruce & Phil, So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Stella was always the sweetest, caring Aunt. Mom loved their talks, now they can have plenty. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️ Cathy Fogle Bayles

  9. Fr. Bruce and Phil, sending prayers and love to you both. Aunt Stella was a great lady. I always admired her faith, hard work and love of her family.

  10. Fr. Bruce, Phil, I loved your mom! She was always so kind and that smile and twinkle in her eye I’ll always remember about her. Rest In Peace ms. Stella, you so deserve your heavenly reward

  11. I was so blessed to care for Ms Stella in our last days on this earth. No matter how she was feeling she always had a smile and a “I love you honey” Still the same smile she had many years ago in St Peters Cafeteria we all are going to miss her so much but know she is happy in heaven watching over us all here at the Carmel Home. RIP Stella with love and prayers Jennifer

  12. Father Bruce,
    So sorry for the loss of your mother. I will keep you & your family in my prayers.

    Love & Prayers,
    Mildred Smith
    St. Pius Tenth Church

  13. Fr Bruce,
    So sorry for the loss of your mother. May you & your family cherish the memories that will be with you forever!

    Gail Ray Wallace
    St. Pius Tenth Church

  14. Father Bruce,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. We know you have a life time of memories to treasure. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Phil and Fr Bruce,

    Aunt Stella was a blessing. They must be having a glorious game of cards in heaven now. She will be dearly missed.

    Keeping you all in our prayers,
    Beth & Tony Dean

  16. Stella was a delight to be around. Stella also had that comforting mother beam around her, Stella will be missed and will always be in my heart.

  17. I’m so sorry to hear this. She was such a sweet lady. I got to know her very well when I worked at the Carmel home. Always a smile to everyone.To her son Fr. Bruce , I’m so very sorry for your loss. She was an angel among us. God bless and give you comfort at this time.

  18. Phil and Father Bruce Our Prayers are with you and your Family I know she meant a lot to both of you.
    She did a wonderful job as a mother. I’m sure she was very proud. Prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  19. Fr. Bruce & Phil, Your mom was such a sweet, dear lady. We’ll certainly miss our little visits with her! Know that you, your family, & your mom are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Marti , Maria, & Monica

  20. Phillip:

    I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Please know that I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  21. To my dear cousins, Fr. Bruce and Phil, My memories of sweet Aunt Stella are all happy ones. She was always smiling, and full of love for her family. May the Peace and your faith in our Heavenly Father bring you all comfort.

    Diane and Raymond

  22. Fr. Bruce, sorry for your loss, parents are hard to give up. May your mother rest in peace!
    Marvin Mattingly

  23. Father Bruce, Phillip and family, we send our prayers. You were blessed with a great Mom. She really deserves her Heaven. God bless.
    Sister M. Francis Teresa, Priests, Residents, Staff, and Sisters of Carmel Home

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