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Gerald "Jerry" Dean Hess passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 5, 2017.

Jerry was born on March 7, 1941 in Chillicothe, MO to Carl and Doris Hess. He graduated from Lexington High School Lexington, Missouri in 1959. He attended Wentworth Military Academy for two years and graduated with a Degree in Business Administration from Midwestern University in 1967. Jerry also served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked at LTV Vought 1965-1977 and retired from Lockheed Martin in 2002 after 25 years of service.

He enjoyed traveling, cooking, gardening, genealogy and most of all spending time with his family.

Preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years Dorothy Blubaugh Hess, Children: Kerrie Swepston (Wade), Shelley Lowe (Andy), Kristy Stanley (Mike), Bill Gattis (Alisa) and Kathy Robertson (Dennis), and
Pa's grandchildren: Derek (Danielle), Allison (Jeff), Taylor, Brooke, Payton, Lauren, Jayson, Marleigh, Kendal, Avery, Kaitlyn, Mia, Eryn, Parker and 3 Great -Granddaughters, Sisters: Joyce Datema (Bob) and Mary Ellen Rethford

In Lieu of flowers please donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society