- March 11, 1927 - December 30, 2012
- Henderson, Kentucky
of Frances' Passing
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“She was always there at there at church to give a warm geniune greeting. I will definately miss her and her smile. I have a lot of great memories...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Stacy Britt - Henderson, KY
“I am so sorry to hear about Frances. She was such a fun person, she loved everyone and everyone loved her. She will be missed by all whose lives she...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Sonnie Nolan - Henderson, KY
“Roxie and Paula,
I was so sorry to hear about your Mom, and sorry I was not able to get by to see you guys. I have a lot of fond memories of Frances...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Karen Williams Hunter - Henderson, KY
“It is with regrets and sorrow that we learn of Frances' passing. She was a great lady, that never met a stranger. Anyone she first met would not be...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Fred and Wanda Barnett - KY
“We just wanted to let the family know that we have you in our prayers during this most difficult time. May God me with all of you
5 of 21 | Posted by: Tony & Claudette Anglin - KY
“My mamaw was a very inspirational woman. She taught us to give 110% of anything we did. She molded us into respectful and loving and giving people....Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Stephanie - Henderson, KY
“You sure did brighten some of my hardest days! More than you would know.... I'm blessed to have known you!
7 of 21 | Posted by: Lyndsey - Evansville, IN - Friend
“Zach, Catrina, Devon, & Family,
Mrs. Francis was an amazing lady. She will be dearly missed by everyone that had the honor of knowing her. My family...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Amanda Talmadge - Lakewood, WA
“France's was one of kind! I will truly miss her. I was so glad to see her attend some basketball games this past month. She was a great supporter...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Vivian Tomblin - Henderson, KY
“YOU WILL MISSED AND REMEMBERED BY SO MANY.I KNOW I HAVE NOT YOU MUCH AS AN ADULT BUT I DID WHEN I WAS GROWING UP.YOU WERE A BIG HELP TO MY FAMILY AND...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: PAULA (GUILL)FRALIEX - EVANSVILLE, IN
“Frances was a wonderful lady that we will greatly miss! We loved our weekly hug on Sunday mornings. Much love to Denny and the rest of the family. ...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Craig and Dusti Breedlove
“PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I REMEMBER FRANCIS AS A LADY WHO WORKED HARD AND LOVED HER FAMILY.I AM GEORGIA POWELL'S OLDEST DAUGHTER.PRAYERS TO...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: PAULA (GUILL)FRALIEX - EVANSVILLE, IN
“What a wonderful person. She wil be greatly missed. She was just an awesome aunt. I have so many stories about her but it would take a long time to...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: David and Diana Golday - KY
“i worked with franis for 15 years at ramanda inn in henderson ky.. she was one of the kindest sweetest person i have ever meet in my life... i...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: joey william kiper - madisonville, KY
“Frances was a dear friend of mine for almost thirty years. iI know she is in a better place but i will miss her so much. I loved her dearly.
15 of 21 | Posted by: MYRNA FORD - Dunedin (Henderson), FL
“I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Frances for several years at the Ramada. She was a beautiful person that you could not help but love. I am so...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Joanne Mcdonald - Nashville, TN
“We will always have fond memories of Ms. Harrell and her special ways. She was a very special person and will be missed and there will be a void as...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Anita & Larry Ivie - Henderson, KY
“Denny so sorry to hear of your loss Frances is such a sweet lady we will miss her! Rodney, Kathy Belt
18 of 21 | Posted by: kathy belt - henderson, KY
“She was always lots of fun
19 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Crouch - Henderson, KY
“You were 1 Special Lady, and anyone that knew you Loved you, you will live on in your Special Daughters, you taught them well. RIP Frances...
20 of 21 | Posted by: Karen Floyd Gentry
“Frances and I bowled for years together....many, many years ago. We met Frances in 1977 and she's been a friend since then.
As was mentioned by...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Joann Heiss Pfingston - Henderson, KY
Frances B. Harrell, age 85, of Henderson, KY, was called home to be with her heavenly father, at 2:50 AM, Sunday, December 30, 2012, at St. Anthony's Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson, KY, after fighting a long and hard battle with Lymphoma since 2009.
Frances was born to Edith and Oliver Golday of Henderson, KY on March 11, 1927. She was the most optimistic person that you could have ever met. If there was a job to be done she did it whole heartedly. Her first job was when she was 16 years old working at the Hosiery Mill. After that was Atlas Tack Factory, then JC Penny's, and then one of her personal favorites was working at the Gleaner. Following the Gleaner she became manager of the Bowling League at Echo Lanes. Her last endeavor was the Ramada Inn as sales manager for the past 35+ years.
She was a long time member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Henderson. Her church and her "precious Ted Burke", as she called him, were very dear to her heart, as was her church family. Frances was proud to be a Kentucky Colonel. Some of her favorite past times were bowling, golfing and tending to her flowers. Among those she also enjoyed spending time with Denny and supporting the Henderson County High School athletics.
Loving Husband of 35 years: Dennis Harrell Henderson, KY
3 Daughters: Roxanne Sellars & husband Steve
Paula Hawks & husband Lonnie All of Henderson
Cathy Kinney & husband Martin Louisville, KY
1 Son: Rick Harrell &wife Vicki Owensboro, KY
9 Grandchildren: Chad Sellars & wife Beverly, Stephanie Sellars, Christopher Sellars,
Zachary Payne, Travis Roe, and Samantha & Tori Hawks All of Henderson
Jacob Harrell & wife Ainsley Boston, MA
Jordan Clouse & husband Kent Folsom, CA
7 Great Grandchildren: Chad Jr., Autumn, Caleb, & Isaac Sellars, and Devon Payne All of Henderson
Everett & Theodore Harrell Boston, MA
1 Brother: Bobby Golday & wife Donna Henderson, KY
Many Nieces and Nephews& several Cousins
Relatives and friends are invited to Frances' Life Celebration® from 2:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 2, 2013 and again on Thursday starting at 9:00 to 11:00 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Henderson, KY. The funeral service will be held at11:00 AM on Thursday at the church, with the Reverend Ted Burke officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson, KY.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the St. Anthony's Lucy Smith King Care Center, and to Dr. David Watkins, Dr. Scott Watkins both of Henderson, and Dr. Edward Fox of Evansville.