June 26, 1914 - November 24, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana
Mary M. Hess, 105 a lifelong resident of Urbana, Ohio passed away, Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Hearth and Home of Urbana.
She was born June 26, 1914 in Urbana, Ohio the daughter of the late Samuel Pearl and Ilva (Engle) Robison. Mary was a 1932 graduate of Urbana Local. As a child, Mary was raised on a farm; where she loved helping her father train and care for horses for harness racing.
Her passion for horses continued when she married Richard Hess, who trained, raised and showed ponies. Mary was a lifelong care giver and a kind & wonderful person, who will also be remembered for her cooking.
She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, Urbana. She was an 80 + year member of the Caroline Chapter O.E.S and was a past worthy matron, the D.A.R. and 5-H Club.
Mary is survived by nieces & nephews, Sam and Bev Shaffer, Michael and Letitia Shaffer and Janet Bishop; great nieces & nephews, Samuel "Robbie" (Amanda) Shaffer, Wesley (Kristy) Shaffer, Patti Shaffer, Dawn (Michael) Moore, Stephen Shaffer and Hunter (Oceania) Shaffer; great-great nieces & nephews, Samuel, Jackson, Anna, Emma, Hannah, Manda, Mystrey, Jessica and Maxine; great great- great nieces & nephews, Lainie Mae, Emma, Alexis, Scarlett, Delilah and Colton; her step-children, Richard Hess, Suzanne (David) Morris and Vicki (Roger) Miles; step grandchildren, Jill, Rick, Brad, Teresa (Bob), Marty (Robin), Kimberly (Nic), Michael (Courtney) and Jacqueline (Dave); step great grandchildren, Chad, Shane, Jacob, Carson, Cooper, Taylor, Max, Mercer, Harper, Dean and Shelby; as well as several other nieces & nephews, including, nephew, Charles Imel.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Robert Saum (a WWII veteran) her second husband, Richard Hess; her brother & sisters, Frank Robison, Anna Robison and Helen Shaffer; step-children, Nancy (Richard) Silvers & Sara Jane Fox and a great nephew, Spencer Shaffer.
The family would like to thank Hearth & Home and Hospice for the loving care of Mary.
Funeral services to Celebrate Mary's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana with Rev. Kazy B. Hinds officiating. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 116 W. Court St., Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com