Ruth E. Hess 1919 - 2010 Baldwin City

Graveside services for Ruth E. Hess, 90, Baldwin City, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
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 reared in Lawrence and attended Lawrence schools.
Mrs. Hess was a homemaker and a founding member of 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. A son, John Henry Hess, died 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, Dec. 19, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials to Baldwin Healthcare & Rehab Center, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
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