Norma E. Hess

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Norma E. Hess


     Norma E. Hess, 92, of Becker Road, Leola, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at home. Born in Smoketown, she was the daughter of the late J. Ellis and Esther Witmer Landis.  Mrs. Hess was the loving wife of Arthur Snavely Hess who died in 2007. 

     A homemaker, she was employed by her family's business, Hess Bros. Fruit Co. Leola.  Mrs. Hess was a member of the Landis Valley Christian Fellowship.  She enjoyed travel, outdoor activities, nature and helping others. 

     She will be lovingly missed by her children and grandchildren: Mary Ann married to David H. Scherpf, Avon, CO, Frederick married to Jean M. Hess, Catherine H. married to Thomas O. Figart Jr., both of Lancaster; Christopher (Britta) Scherpf, Courtney (Patrick) White, Frederick Hunter (Grace) Hess, Stephanie (Geoff) Gibson, Ryan Linder-Hess (Maria), Laura (Zach)King, Andrew (Dr. Kimberly) Figart, Emily (Zach) Loftis; 18 great-grandchildren; also, a daughter-in-law, Carol Marie Hess, Lancaster; siblings, Lois married to the late Harry Hostetter, Jay married to Patricia Landis.  She was preceded in death by: a son, Gerald Hess; siblings, Mervin Landis and Dr. J. Harold Landis.

     The Memorial Service will be Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Neffsville Mennonite Church, 2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster with greeting time from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Interment will be private in Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery.  The viewing will be Thursday from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Neffsville Mennonite Church.  Kindly omit flowers.  Memorials are welcomed to: Black Rock Retreat, 1345 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, PA 17566-9539.

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