Paducah Mar. 10, 1952 | Jan. 16, 2022
Paducah | Mar. 10, 1952 | Jan. 16, 2022

Jenna Hodges Wise, known as “Jenna Bell”, 69, of Paducah, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Oakview Nursing & Rehabilitation.
Jenna was born in Paducah on March 10, 1952 to the late Lee Howard Hodges and Wilda Kay Scott Hodges.  She was an active and devoted member of Broadway United Methodist Church. Jenna was a feature writer for the Paducah Sun newspaper and wrote many articles featured in Posh Magazine over the past 17 years.  She was a local artist, actress, published author, teacher, world traveler, volunteer, and loyalty friend to many.  Her involvement in the community earned her the nickname “Miss Paducah.”  Jenna served on multiple boards throughout Paducah including the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club, P.E.O. and Leadership Paducah Alumni Association.  She will be remembered as a friend, Christian and positive role model with a beautiful smile and bright blue eyes.
She is survived by her special friend, Harold Leath of Mayfield; three daughters, Tara Wise Sawvel of Paducah, Deanna Wise Henschel and husband, Tim of Paducah and Elizabeth Wise Dorris and husband, John of Hendersonville, TN; seven grandchildren, Annie Henschel, Truitt Henschel, Nora Henschel, James Henschel,  Zachary Sawvel, Daphne Dorris, Della Dorris; ex-husband, John C. Wise of Paducah; brother, Keith Scott Hodges (Frances) of New Market, AL; sister-in-law, Polly Lunceford (Robert) of Caruthersville, MO; and brother-in-law, Hugh Wise of Rockford, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Thomas Sawvel.
A Celebration of Life for Jenna Bell will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah.  The family would like to invite all her friends to Igert Hall at the church following the service for refreshments. 
Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Broadway United Methodist Church.
A private family graveside service for Jenna Bell will be held at Scott family Cemetery where her ashes will be scattered.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy Center of Paducah, P.O. Box 1262 Paducah, KY 42002 ( <>) or Broadway United Methodist Church-Youth Ministry, 701 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001 ( <>)
Milner & Orr Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
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