Esther Hess

Esther Hess

Friday, November 28th, 1947 Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

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Obituary for Esther H. Hess

Esther H. Hess, 71, of Pequea, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, after a brief illness.
Born in Pequea, she was a daughter of the late Christian M. and Edna Mae (Harnish) Hess.
Esther worked for many years as a manager at Willow Valley Bakery and later as Sales Clerk Manager at the former Darrenkamps.
She was a life member at Byerland Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday school most of her life. She enjoyed southern gospel music, flower gardening, traveling to foreign countries, and farming.
Surviving are nine siblings, Christ (Elaine Severino) Hess, Jr. of Pequea, Pauline H. (Melvin) Reitz of Lancaster, Anna Mae Hess of Mountville, Elvin H. (Sue Heistand) Hess of Conestoga, Raymond H. (Faye Greenawalt) Hess of Conestoga, Edna L. (Kevin) Kilheffer of Lancaster, Richard H. (Lynda Dolbert) Hess of Hershey, Joyce E. (Phil) Shertzer of Mountville, and Park E. (Stacy McFarland) Hess of Mancos, CO; along with many nieces and nephews and a family friend, Neal E. Council of NC.
Preceding her in death are two brothers, Abram H. and John Henry Hess.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22 at 11 am at Byerland Mennonite Church, 931 Byerland Church Road, Willow Street, PA 17584 with visitation from 9:30 – 11. Private interment will be held at the adjoining cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Byerland Mennonite Church for the building fund (address above). To send the family online condolences visit us at Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Byerland Mennonite Church
    931 Byerland Church Road
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    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
    9:30am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Byerland Mennonite Church
    931 Byerland Church Road
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    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
    Joe Garber
    Jay Hess
  • Interment

    Byerland Mennonite Cemetery
    931 Byerland Church Road
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    Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Greene Family

Please accept my family’s sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one Mrs. Hess. May you find comfort in fond memories of her, and hope in God’s assured promise to shortly awaken those asleep in death to perfect health and conditions under his new earthly government.
Comment | Posted at 01:33pm via Condolence

Veronica Thomas

Thank you for the impact you made on SO many people with your hard work ethic, kind heart, and positive attitude. I learned so much from you. My heart is full knowing you are with your savior! Thank you for living a life of love Esther!
Comment | Posted at 02:07pm via Condolence

Amber fisher

You were my first friend at Darrenkamps, my best work friend, and my favorite boss. Thank you for all you taught me, Esther. I love you and I’ll miss you tremendously!
Comment | Posted at 03:17pm via Condolence

Barb Bair

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at the loss Of Esther. Such a great person! She is at peace now. Sorry we will not be able to be there. Chris and Barb Bair.
Comment | Posted at 01:02pm via Condolence

Theda E Dagen

My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Comment | Posted at 10:41am via Condolence

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