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Alberta Heise Claussner, 96, passed away at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at Superior Care Nursing and Rehab in Paducah, Ky.
She had resided at 221 Sycamore Drive since moving to Paducah in 1935.
She was born March 2, 1907, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Albert G. and Katie Kimmich Heise. She was educated in the Cape Girardeau schools, graduating from Central High School.
Mrs. Claussner worked for Southeastern Bell Telephone Co. until her marriage to Robert F. Claussner on Thanksgiving Day in 1933. They continued to live in Cape Girardeau where her husband managed A. Claussner Hosiery Mill in Scott City until 1935 when it was closed.
They then moved to Paducah and he became productive manager at Claussner Hosiery Mill on 28th Street in Paducah. She and her husband were active in St. Paul Lutheran Church, where they were charter members. She was very active in the Alter Guild many years, and also was a very avid golfer.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Mildred Heise, Amelia Farrar and Melba Emmons, and a brother, Rudy Heise.
Survivors include a brother, Gene Heise and wife Dorothea; a sister-in-law, Virginia Heise, all of Cape Girardeau; five nephews and three nieces.
There is no visitation.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Maplelawn Park Cemetery in Paducah on North 13th Street, with the Revs. James Rivett and Paul Donner officiating.
Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.