George Henry Hess, age 88, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Topeka Center in Topeka, Kansas.
He was born on January 23, 1931, in Garnett, Kansas, the son of Everett and Katherine (Setter) Hess. George graduated from Richmond High School in 1951. He attended Pittsburg State University and graduated with a Business Degree. George was a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
George was united in marriage to Shirley Marie Ryan on August 15, 1960. Their union was blessed with five children.
Mr. Hess worked in Topeka as an auditor for the State of Kansas for many years. In 1975, the family moved to Hays, Kansas. George and his family owned and operated Hays Concrete Products. George enjoyed remodeling homes, researching family genealogy and keeping up with the lives of his children and grandchildren.
George was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Francis Hess, Everett Hess and wife, Jody Hess.
George is survived by Shirley, his five children and thirteen grandchildren: Mary Therese Abib and husband, Roberto, of The Woodlands, Texas; Mary Jane Reed and husband, James, of San Antonio, Texas; George E. Hess and wife, Melissa, of Amarillo, Texas; Mark J. Hess of Austin, Texas; Patricia Marie Gross and husband Len of Dumas, Texas; thirteen grandchildren: Christopher Abib, Megan Abib, Elizabeth Abib, Anthony Abib, Ryan Reed, Chelsea Reed Holba and husband, Andrew, Ashley Reed, Corenda Hess, Katarena Hess, Keon Hess, Michael Gross, Patelynn Gross, and Emily Gross; one brother, Joe Hess and wife Virginia of Hays, Kansas; one sister-in-law, Ann Hess of Olathe, Kansas and his cousin Joan Dyrdek Reed and her son Tyler Reed of Topeka, Kansas.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, March 25, 2019, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Scipio, Kansas. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery. A rosary will be held at 6:00 PM Sunday evening at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, 219 S. Oak Street, Garnett, Kansas, 66032. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested. They can be made to Thomas More Prep – Marian High School, Hope And Love of the Laity (H.A.L.L.) Fund, or to Knights of Columbus Council #4254 in his memory. Contributions can be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com