Ruth E. Hess

Graveside services for Ruth E. Hess, 90, Baldwin City, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Hess died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Baldwin Healthcare & Rehab Center.

She was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Lawrence, the daughter of John Henry and Mary Hill Souders. She was raised in Lawrence and attended Lawrence schools.

Mrs. Hess was a homemaker. She was a founding member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #309 Ladies Auxiliary.

She married Ralph Jacob Hess Sr. on July 22, 1936, in Lawrence. He died Apr. 21, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a son, John Henry Hess on June 23, 2007.

Survivors include a son, Ralph Hess Jr., Baldwin; a daughter, Darlene Hess, Lawrence; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baldwin Healthcare & Rehab Center, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.

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Messages & Condolences

From Wanda (Knapp) Howard and Dean...

Also, I would be there if I could, but we are
in Bandera, TX. But thinking of you….

From Wanda (Knapp) Howard and Dean...

Darlene, you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. I remember the fun we had with your mom and dad when we were young
girls. She ALWAYS treated me like family and
ALWAYS had a beautiful smile on her face. She is now no longer suffering and is at rest. She loved her kids !!!!! I know she will be missed by you and many friends, but she is in Gods hands now. And you have all the wonderful memories.

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