Mary Frances (Hess) Frederiksen, 98, passed away on Oct. 2, 2017

Mary Frances (Hess) Frederiksen, 98, formerly of El Dorado, passed away on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Oxford, NC.
Her family will gather with friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, where a rosary service will be held at 6 p.m.   Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, at St. John’s Catholic Church, led by Father Brian Bebak.  Burial will be in Sunset Lawns Cemtery.
Mary was born on July 18, 1919 in El Dorado, the daughter of Lawrence W.  and Anna S. (Curran) Hess.  Mary was a graduate of El Dorado High School and worked for many years as a receptionist for a local optometrist. She was united in marriage to Paul L. Frederiksen on July 19, 1940 in El Dorado.   She was a parishioner of St. John’s Catholic Church.  
Survivors include: her son John Frederiksen of Palm Springs, Calif.; daughter, Julie Parnell of Raleigh, NC; four grandchildren and several great grandchildren; sister in law, Jo Hess of El Dorado; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband;  brother, Larry Hess; sisters, Gertrude Jones and Margaret Boyle.
Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to St. John’s Catholic Church.  Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Mary at