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Elen "Kay" Hosbach

April 30, 1931 February 6, 2020
Elen "Kay" Hosbach
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Obituary for Elen "Kay" Hosbach

Ellen “Kay” Hosbach, age 88, of Paducah, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Superior Care Home in Paducah.

Ms. Hosbach was born in Frankfort, Kentucky on April 30, 1931 to the late Joseph Clark and Ellen Julia Whitehead. She received her Bachelor of Science at Webster University in St. Louis and worked as a hospital dietician. Ms. Hosbach’s compassionate nature was evident as she volunteered weekly at Lourdes Hospital from 1983 – 2017. Lourdes Hospital recognized her dedication to helping others by presenting her with the Volunteer of The Year Award. She was a wonderful piano player and enjoyed playing bridge, drinking boxed wine, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals, UK basketball, and Notre Dame football in her free time. Ms. Hosbach was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

Ms. Hosbach is survived by one daughter, Mary (Don) Volansky of Fenton, Missouri, and three sons, John Hosbach of Ballwin, Missouri, Joe (Sumiko) Hosbach of Osaka, Japan, and Robert Hosbach of Paducah, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Dorothy “Dot” Volansky and Ellen “Ellie” Jean Volansky. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Hosbach, M.D. and one daughter, Ellen Hosbach.

A visitation for Ms. Kay Hosbach will be held the evening of Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 5:00- 8:00 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Public prayers will be at 7:00 Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the funeral home.
A funeral mass will be held Monday, February 10, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Rev. Brad Whistle officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Expressions of Sympathy can be made to St. Mary’s School System, 1243 Elmdale Road Paducah, KY 42003 and The American Cancer Society, 952 Fairview Ave Suite 4 Bowling Green, KY 42101.

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5:00 PM 2/9/2020 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/9/2020 8:00:00 PM
Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah

120 Memorial Dr.
Paducah, KY 42001

Prayers at 7:00 PM

Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah
120 Memorial Dr. Paducah 42001 KY
United States





10:00 AM 2/10/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas More Catholic Church

5645 Blandville Rd
Paducah, KY 42001

Prayers at 7:00 PM

St. Thomas More Catholic Church
5645 Blandville Rd Paducah 42001 KY
United States

Cemetery Details


Mt. Carmel Cemetery~Paducah Final Resting Place

4075 Old Mayfield Road
Paducah, KY 42003

4075 Old Mayfield Road Paducah 42003 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

952 Fairview Avenue
Suite 4
Bowling Green, KY 42101

St. Mary School System 1243 Elmdale Rd. Paducah, Ky. 42003


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