Robert Eugene Hess

Born: Mon., Dec. 28, 1925
Died: Thu., Mar. 7, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Mar. 11, 2019
Location: Ashland Dickey Church of the Brethren

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 11, 2019
Location: Ashland Dickey Church of the Brethren

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Robert Eugene Hess, age 93, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Brethren Care Village in Ashland, Ohio.
Robert was born December 28, 1925 in Montgomery Township, Ashland County, Ohio to Howard G. and Helen K. (Gongwer) Hess.  He attended Schradden School (Montgomery Township) and graduated from Ashland High School.  After returning from serving in the United States Army in World War II and post-war service in the Philippines, Robert married Rosemary Louise Emmons of Savannah, Ohio on October 28, 1948.  Robert worked briefly for the Ashland County Highway Department, but eventually Robert and Rosemary moved to Montgomery Township and started a crop and dairy farming operation.  Robert and Rosemary celebrated more than 67 years of marriage before Rosemary’s passing on September 24, 2016.
Robert was a member of the Ashland Dickey Church of the Brethren, and he participated in many projects at the church, offering hands-on support whenever needed.  Robert was a past delegate to Annual and Ohio District Conference, and he and Rosemary served together as Deacons for more than 50 years.  Robert was honored as a Deacon Emeritus of the Ashland Dickey Church of the Brethren.  
Robert and Rosemary shared the values of faith, family, friends, and the farm.  Robert is remembered as a helpful neighbor to many.
Surviving Robert are his sons and daughters-in-law:  Steve (Katherine—deceased) Hess, Stan (Nancy) Hess, and Jim (Margaret Ann) Hess all of Ashland; Cynthia Hess of North Canton; Doug (Rhonda) Hess of Kettering; and Phil (Angela) Hess of Massillon.  Robert’s joy in life was increased by his 13 grandchildren, their spouses, and his 16 great-grandchildren.
Additionally surviving Robert are three sisters Janice (Gene) Yeater, and Carol (Terry) Rogers all of Ashland; Shirley Randall of Allentown, Pennsylvania, one brother C. Ronald Hess of Ashland, and sister-in-law Marilyn Emmons of Ashland.  In addition to his wife, Robert was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister and brothers-in-law:  Jean (Richard) Jordan, Robert Randall, and James Emmons.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Ashland Dickey Church of the Brethren, 1509 Township Road 655, Ashland, Ohio.  Pastor Jeff Messner will officiate at an 11:00 a.m. funeral service at the Ashland Dickey Church of the Brethren.  Burial will follow in the Dickey Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ashland Dickey Church of the Brethren; Brethren Care Village, 2140 Center Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805; or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805.  The family would like to thank the professionals and employees of Brethren Care Village’s Belmont Tower and Bradford House 1, as well as the professionals and employees at Hospice of North Central Ohio that cared compassionately for Robert.
Fickes Funeral Home of Jeromesville, Ohio is assisting the family with funeral arrangements for Robert E. Hess.

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Michael Ross
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
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