Georgia Helen Hess

Funeral services for Georgia Helen Hess, 103, Lawrence, will be at noon Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dan Norwood officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Hess died Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014, at Drury Place at Alvamar.

She was born Jan. 1, 1911, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Ben and Nell Underwood Inverarity. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School.  Georgia was employed by First National Bank for 27 years, and retired as manager of the south branch.  She has been a member of Centenary United Methodist Church since 1935.  She was also a member of the Fidelity Shrine #11 of Lawrence, Toltec Chapter 1 of Topeka, Order of the Eastern Star Evangeline Chapter 162 of Baldwin City, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She married Carl F. Hess. He preceded her in death in 1959, as did a daughter, Helen Page-Smith in 2006, a son, William G. ‘Bill’ Hess in 1999, and two great grandchildren.  Survivors include four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three step great grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren, and two step great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11 am until service time Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Centenary United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.  Online condolences may be sent at