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Mary Hassell

November 9, 1924 — November 9, 2020


Frances Zeiss Hassell, 95, of Paducah, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Frances was born on July 10, 1924 in Paducah to the late Charles and Mary Metheny Zeiss. She was a member of St. Luke Aldersgate United Methodist until its closure. She worked at Claussner’s for 27 years, 1942-1969, and then at Florsheim Shoes for 12 years. While working, Frances belonged to the Laborers Union. After retirement, Frances enjoyed crossword puzzles and late night television.

Frances is survived by one granddaughter, Kim Morphew of Paducah; one great granddaughter, Lauren Morphew of Paducah; one sister, Flora Bell Zeiss Perdew of Paducah; one brother, Charles Zeiss of Jackson, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hassell; one daughter, Cynthia Bouland; two sisters, Juanita Zeiss, Katherine Zeiss Dowdy; one brother, Henry Zeiss, and her parents.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Maplelawn Park Cemetery with Aaron Dowdy officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: American Diabetes Association. Memorial and Honor Program P.O. Box 11454. Alexandria, VA 22312.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, July 17, 2020

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Milner & Orr Funeral Home

120 Memorial Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

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Graveside Service

Friday, July 17, 2020

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Maplelawn Park Cemetery

1335 N 13th St, Paducah, KY 42001

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