Polly Noreen Hadden Dean

December 14, 1934 ~ February 23, 2024

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Polly Noreen Hadden Dean, 89, died Friday, February 23, 2024, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 12:00 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Olive Branch. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 11:00 with lunch immediately following the memorial service.

In our human form, if we are lucky enough, we get to experience love. If we are even luckier, we get to experience the love from someone as special as Polly Dean. She led her life in the direction of her faith, A tried and true Catholic until her last breath. Through many hardships in her life, it was her faith that always remained strong and kept her head above water. She was a longtime member and volunteer of many Catholic churches, St. Joseph’s of Memphis, TN, Christ the King of Southaven, MS, and St. John the Evangelist of Oxford, MS.

She was a determined and dedicated woman to everyone and everything, especially to her career. She retired from White Rose as office manager after 49 years. Following retirement, Polly got to spend the last 24 or so years devoted to her children and grandchildren. She was a helping hand and wonderful companion on many vacations and holidays, always along for the ride.

Polly adored the simple things in life that brought her so much joy and kept her sharp and humble as ever: Coffee, a smoke, puzzle books, Wheel of Fortune, and flowers of all shapes and sizes.

It is important to remember that whatever she was to you she will always be. She had that magic ability and grace to fill in wherever you needed her. She was a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and beloved friend to so many. In her presence she was quiet and still. It was enough to restore any chaos in your life to peace, if even for a moment. Let her light shine brighter than ever before for she remains with us always.

Polly is survived by her daughter, Kelley Clinton and her husband, Drew; a son. Timothy “Reese” Hignite and his wife, Teresa; a sister, Mary Catherine Hadden Case; five grandchildren, Rhodes Clinton, Nora Clinton, Cadence Clinton, Summer Hignite and Lauren Hignite as well as her special caregivers, Cindy Roscoe and Polly Schmidt and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Reese and Johnnie Mae Mills Hadden; two sisters, Juanita “Jeannie” Lovelace and Joanne Marie Hadden Looney and two brothers, William “Billy” Hadden and Timothy Hadden.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Memphis Union Mission or Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo, MS.


Wednesday, February 28, 2024 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Queen of Peace Catholic Church
8455 Germantown Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654


Wednesday, February 28, 2024 12:00PM – 12:00AM

Queen of Peace Catholic Church
8455 Germantown Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654

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