Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


April 29, 2013

Jessie E. Hess, 84

— Jessie E. Hess, 84, passed away at her residence in Sunman Friday, April 26, 2013.

She was born Sept. 6, 1928, to Clarence and Clara Regel McCool. She married Vernon R. Hess Sr. Oct. 5, 1946, in Portland, and he preceded her in death.  

Hess was unit secretary at Margaret Mary Community Hospital for over 38 years. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Sunman American Legion Auxiliary and St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hubbell’s Corner, member was very devoted to her family and her work and was loved by all.

Left to honor Jessie’s memory are her children Vernon R. (Jackie) Hess, Cincinnati, Shirley (Michael) Becker, Villa Hills, Ky., Linda Oelker, Osgood, and Nancy Miller, West Harrison; grandchildren Julie Hess, Marc Hess, Christopher Oelker, Kara Oelker, Brittany Fischer, Melissa Gear and Jenny Burton; great-grandchildren Kaleigh Burton, Lily Burton and Addie Gear; and one sister,  Phyliss Jean, Arizona.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation is Tuesday, April 30, from 4-8 p.m., and Pastor Chad Adamik will officiate the funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman. Burial will follow in Evangelical Union Cemetery, Hubbell’s Corner.

Memorial donations may be directed to The Hansen Center. Personal condolences may be left for the family at

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