Mount Vernon News
  • John W. Hess Jr.

  • March 1, 2011

MOUNT VERNON — John W. Hess Jr., 59, of Rolling Hills Court, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Knox Community Hospital.

He was born Jan. 10, 1952, in Delaware, Ohio, to the late John W. “Jack” and Patricia (Blubaugh) Hess Sr. John retired from Columbia Gas Co. after 25 years of employment.

He is survived by his wife, Luann (Graham) Hess, whom he married Nov. 30, 1984; a son, Jason Hess of the home; two daughters, Amie Hess of Mount Vernon and Ashlie (Lafe) Brownfield of New Albany; three grandchildren, Jordan, Marissa and Jillian; two brothers, J. Earl (Jacalyn) Hess and Michael (Mary Cline) Hess, both of Mount Vernon; three sisters, Cindy (Walter Shockley) Frye and Mary Jo (Rick) Hawkins, both of Mount Vernon, and Nancy (David) Pennington of Fredericktown.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Knox Community Hospital, 1330 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Mount Vernon EMS Squad, in care of City of Mount Vernon, 40 Public Square, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

To leave a private online condolence to the family, visit

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of John W. Hess Jr.

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