April 4, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009 11:00 am Vernon Funeral Home
Thursday, April 9, 2009 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm
Betty Hess, 78, of Urbana passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. She was born on November 13, 1930 in Urbana, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Heck) Straley.
Betty worked as a legal secretary for the law firms, English & English and Wagner, Maurice, & Davison. She also spent several years working in the Graham school system as a teacher’s aide and secretary.
She was a member of the Westville United Methodist Church and the Hi-Point See Saws Square Dance Club. She also served as a 4-H advisor and as a Democrat Central Committee person.
Betty enjoyed being a homemaker, working in the yard, square dancing, traveling, and most of all, spending time with family.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Jo (Tim) Kohl of Dublin, Lora (Bob) Roush, and Carol Hess both of Urbana; son Mark (Michele) Hess of West Liberty; grandchildren, Sean and Russell Kohl, Curtis, Andrew and Adam Roush, Rachael (Hans) Pullin, Mike (Janine) Hess and Sarah Hess; great grandchildren, Jared Bradshaw and Harper Pullin; sister, Dorothy (Robert) Snyder; brother, Joe (Terry) Straley; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Gene, whom she married on April 8, 1953; parents, and two step-fathers.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 10, 2009 in the funeral home with Pastor Peter Bellini officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery.