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Obituaries

Obituaries

John H. Hess 1938 - 2007 Lawrence

Graveside services for John H. Hess, 68, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Masonic honors by Lawrence Masonic Lodge No. 6 A.F. & A.M.Mr. Hess died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at his home.He was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Lawrence, the son of Ralph Sr. and Ruth Souders Hess.Mr. Hess served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 226 in Topeka and worked as a electrician at Hercules Power Plant in De Soto. He also was a member of the Lawrence Masonic Lodge No. 6 A.F. & A.M.He married Marian Hess on April 14, 1978, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.Other survives include his mother, Baldwin City; two sons, Scott Godfrey and Kenny Hess, both of Lawrence; four daughters, Linda Goff, Jefferson County, Ruth Ann Vermillion, Wichita, Kelly Nelson, Eudora, and Shelly Wise, McLouth; a brother, Ralph Jr., Baldwin City; a sister, Darlene Hess, Lawrence; 14 grandchildren, Chance, B.J., Cassie, J.J., Heather, Brandan, Lessie, Jonah, Cody, James, Kyle, Dalton, Zoe and Destiny; and four great-grandchildren.Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his father in 1992 and a son, John H. Jr., in 1964.Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.The family suggests memorials to the John Hess Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.