Eileen M. Hess, 94, of Decatur passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Adams Woodcrest. She was born on July 4, 1924 to the late Frank L. and Emma A. (Wolfe) Johnston. On January 19, 1946 she married Norbert A. Hess Sr. He preceded her in death on October 1, 1994.
She was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. She was also a member of The American Legion Post #43 Auxiliary. After 36 years, she retired from C.T.S. of Berne in 1999.
Eileen is survived by 7 sons, Stephen (Tamara) Hess of Leesburg, IN; Philip Hess of Hudson, IN; Norbert (Linda) Hess, Jr. of Edwardsburg, MI; Richard “Rick” (Vicki) Hess of Decatur, IN; Brian Hess of Monroeville, IN; Edward Hess and John (Michelle) Hess all of Decatur, IN and 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Ollie, Merlin and Herbert Johnston; 5 sisters, Golda Strieby, Dorothy Robinson, Nellie Alspaugh, Mary Colter, and Donna Roop; and 1 grandson, Nathan.
There will be a Scripurtual Wake at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 and a Visitation following from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Father Jose Panamattathil will be officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given the St. Joseph Catholic School.