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.
Survivors include: 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.
Benton-Glunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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