Frances Hardman Kaplan died at the age of 88, on November 13, 2015 at Hospice Atlanta after a long illness. A native of Atlanta, she was the daughter of Solon James Hardman and Helen Weintraub (nee Schwamm) Hardman, and was married to Judge Arthur Kaplan, of blessed memory, for 64 years. Born on September 30, 1927, Mrs. Kaplan attended Girls High School and the University of Georgia. After working as bookkeeper for her husband’s jewelry business for several years early in their marriage, and raising their three children, she began a career as Executive Secretary at Lord & Taylor, where she worked until retirement. Frances enjoyed traveling and playing cards and Mah Jong with her friends, some of whom played together for more than 60 years. She enthusiastically visited many places on her travels with her friends. Mrs. Kaplan was active in Hadassah and the Ahavath Achim Synagogue Sisterhood for many years and was a volunteer for The City of Hope, assisting in their fundraising efforts. In more recent years, she was a member of the Or Hadash Synagogue. Mrs. Kaplan is survived by her children, Dr. Ronald Kaplan (Angelia), Judge Debra Turner (Nelson) and Shelley Wiseley (Lee); grandchildren: Natalie, Stephen and Mark Kaplan, Allison and Evan Turner, Michael, Rachel and Abigail Wiseley, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members and friends. Please sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Graveside funeral was held Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, with Rabbi Analia Bortz officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.
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