Memorial services for Dalton Eugene Hess, 15, Lawrence, will be 2 pm Friday, July 14, 2017, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will be Thursday from 6:30-7:30 pm.
He died unexpectedly in a tragic car accident on July 2, 2017.
Dalton was born July 24th, 2001, in Lawrence, Kansas, the beloved son of Kenneth Hess and Elizabeth Shelby.
He attended Woodlawn Elementary School, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, and was currently a junior at Free State High School.
Dalton enjoyed spending time with his friends, especially Tristen and his cousin Steven. He loved to hang out playing video games and listening to music. As well as talking and texting them on his phone. He also enjoyed shopping trips, buying the latest sport shoes and apparel. He liked walking downtown with his friends and going to the movie theater. Dalton loved playing basketball and shooting those three pointers. He played on many basketball teams over the years and made the team in middle school. He played basketball with his brother, Kyle Shelby and his friends frequently. His dream was to one day become an NBA Player.
Survivors include his father, Kenneth Hess and his mother, Elizabeth Shelby, both of the home, Lawrence, KS, a brother, Kyle Shelby, Lawrence, a sister, Heidi Calhoone, Emporia, KS a grandmother, Glenda Shelby, Lawrence, KS, and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother Emma Jean Boylan, and his three grandfathers, John Hess, Terry Shelby Sr. and Ralph Boylan, all of Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dalton Hess Memorial Fund, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044.