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HESS, Joan Edmiston Joan Edmiston Hess, author of more than 40 popular fiction books, died at home in Austin, TX, November 23, 2017. She was born in Fayetteville, AR, on January 6, 1949. Her first of many books, Strangled Prose, was published in 1986. She most recently completed the award-winning New York Times best-seller, The Painted Queen, for her friend Barbara Mertz, aka Elizabeth Peters. She is predeceased by her parents, Martha (Helen) Tidwell Edmiston & Jack Edmiston of Fayetteville. She is survived by her children and grandchildren: daughter Rebecca King, husband Jeremy, and their children Annabelle and Jack, of Austin; and son Dr. Joshua Hess, wife Tiffany, and children Charlize and Pierson, of Columbia, SC. She is also survived by her brother Dr. Dave Edmiston and wife Sharon, sister-in-law Karen Edmiston and nieces Ashley and Kate, all of California. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a gift may be made to Ozark Literacy Council, ozarkliteracy.org or Peace at Home Shelter, peaceathomeshelter.org
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 29, 2017
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