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ROY THEODORE HESS

 

January 12, 2022

Roy Theodore Hess was born, November 12, 1933, in Anthony, Kansas, the oldest son of Ervin R. and Leona Mae (Walborn) Hess. He grew up on a farm south of Waldron, Kansas, on the Oklahoma side. His family attended the Rosedale Church of Christ where he was baptized and has remained a faithful member throughout his entire life. He graduated from Amorita High School with the Class of 1950.

On June 17, 1955, Roy was united in marriage with Georgia Rash. In December of 1955, Roy was inducted into the United States Army serving during the Korean War.

Roy and Georgia made their home in Waldron, Kansas. They were blessed with four children: Max, Marty, Carla, and Monty. Roy had a great love for farming and mechanics. He farmed for many years and also owned a machine and mechanic shop. His shop motto was you break it we fix it, as he could always figure out how to fix anything.

In the early years of their marriage, Roy and Georgia, loved getting together with other families to play pitch. He had a love of sports and rarely missed an opportunity to watch a game with Georgia. He also enjoyed hunting and attending the State Fair to check out the old tractors.

Roy loved his family and the Lord deeply. His life was based on his faith and he ran his household on the words of the Lord. A devoted and caring husband and father, he always made sure Georgia and the kids were taken care of. Always having a positive outlook, he would offer a hand, ear, or words to anyone in their time of need.

On January 7, 2022, Roy passed away at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Marty; and granddaughter, Brittany.

Roy will be deeply missed by his wife of 66 years, Georgia; children: Max Hess, Carla Hess, and Monty Hess; siblings: Faye Thompson, Allen Hess and wife, Tressie, and Edgar Hess and wife, Sherry; four grandchildren: Michael Hess, Kelly Hess, Colton Hess, and Clayton Hess; two great-grandchildren: Savannah and Shyanne Hess; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 10, 2022, at Prairie Rose Funeral Home in Anthony, Kansas, with David Hodson officiating. The congregation sang "I Want to Be a Worker," "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder," "When We All Get to Heaven," and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." A private inurnment will be held at a later date in Rosedale Cemetery, southwest of Manchester, Oklahoma.

Memorials in memory of Roy may be made to the Rosedale Cemetery or to the Roy Hess Memorial Fund and can be sent in care of Prairie Rose Funeral Home, 602 E. Main St., Anthony, KS 67003.

 

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