Jesse Herman Hess

Funeral services for Jesse Herman Hess, 86, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clinton Presbyterian Church, with Charlie Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Mr. Hess died Friday, June 1, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Le Loup, Kan., the son of Jesse and Clara Hess. He graduated from Wellsville High School.

Mr. Hess worked for KDOT, and retired in 1991 after 30 years of service. He previously worked at Sunflower Ordnance Works. He was a member of Clinton Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed gardening.

He married Martina Pugh Hodges on Jan. 21, 1956, and together enjoyed 51 years of marriage. She died May 8, 2007. He was also preceded in death by five sisters, Marie Caruthers, Edna Mae Williams, Erma Giffin, Gladys Turner, and Ruth Lenhart.

Survivors include a step son, Charles Hodges and wife Margaret, Lawrence; a step daughter, Janet Mills and husband Charles, Lawrence; a sister, Ethel Curtiss, Aptos, Calif.; three step grandchildren, Marilyn Colgan, Debra Shafer, and Mary Ann Wieneman; seven step great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the church, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.