Harrell C. Hess, 89, Seymour, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Lutheran Community Home.
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Harrell was a member of Central Christian Church, where he had been a deacon for several years and was made an Elder Emeritus. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1943 to 1945 in the European theater with the 12th Armored Division known as the Mystery Division. Harrell retired from Arvin Industries after 33 years of service and retired from Cummins Inc. in 1985 after more than nine years of service.
Born Aug. 28, 1923, in Seymour, he was the son of Howard and Leona J. (Thompson) Hess. On Sept. 27, 1947, he married Dorothy F. Maschino, who survives.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Beth Ann Layton, David (Dee) Hess, Wayne (Cara) Hess and Mark (Cari) Hess; grandchildren, Steve Crumly, Alan (Jessica) Crumly, Bryan (Corey) Layton, Jill (Bradley) Maddox, Heather Hess (Richard Norrell), Hunter Hess, Whitney Hess, Carter Hess, Caroline Hess, Christina Hess and Charles Hess; great-grandchildren, Erin Layton, Jacob Layton, Jackson Maddox and Grace Maddox; and a sister, Marguerite Long.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Marilyn Crumly; infant daughter, Elaine Hess;
brothers, Robert Hess and Charles Hess; and sister, Mary Lou Henry.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Central Christian Church with the Rev. Lewis Wright officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Voss Chapel, Seymour, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Central Christian Church Building Fund.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.
Published in Tribune from Feb. 4 to Feb. 7, 2013