Robert L. Hess

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URBANA - Robert L. Hess, 92, of DeGraff, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in his residence.

He was born February 21, 1925 in Pleasant Hill, Ohio, the son of Jacob and Lucille (Noll) Hess.

He was a graduate of Elizabeth High School, Elizabeth Township, Miami County. He served his country in the United States Army in the Occupation of Japan during 1945-1946. He retired from Grimes Aerospace after 23 years. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. Bob had a lifelong interest in farming, was a hard worker and had a positive outlook on life. He was an avid reader, great story teller, always had a joke and was always laughing; most of all he was devoted to his wife and family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Carolyn Hess; daughter, Diana Korte; sons Steve (Marsha) Hess, John (Peggy) Hess and Wayne (Kim) Hess; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 3 on the way; and sisters Sandra (David) Brown and Patty Hess.

He is preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Ronald Wayne Hess.

Memorial services will be held at noon on Saturday, December 23, 2017 in Concord United Methodist Church with Pastor Sherri Blackwell officiating. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Concord UMC, 2963 N, St. Rt. 560, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.

Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.

Condolences may be made to the family at

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Vernon Family Funeral Homes
235 Miami Street
Urbana, OH 43078
(937) 653-8888
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