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“Randy, Craig & Lynn, Brad & Jackie, I stumbled upon your Mom's obituary today. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. She was a truly awesome...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Lori Richards - Chapel Hill, NC

“Randy,Craig,Brad,and family,we were shocked and saddened to hear of your mom's passing.One of the things that made your mom so special was her sense...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: lois and brent roberts - OH

“Dear Brad & Jackie, Randy and Craig & Lynn, I always could count on at least one person remembering me when I went to church with my dad - your mom....Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Ginny (Mandigo) Keen - Eaton, OH

“Randy, Craig, Brad and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. Though I didn't know your mom well...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: David & Mary Fry - Houston, TX

“Dear Randy,Brad,Craig, and families, Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I remember her from church. She had many friends and a very...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy(Gilchrist)Ellingson - MI

“I have a lot of good memories with this lady. Cub Scout den mother, generous mother to a good friend and a very gracious member of her community. She...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: tom bowen - vicksburg, MI

“My brother and I were children during most of our visits with "Mama Hess", and we greatly anticipated her trips out to California. Kind regards to...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: John Stalker - Morgan Hill, CA

“My thoughts are with you. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Collier Wiese - Paw Paw, MI

“Dear Brad, Randy and Craig.... I was so sorry to hear from Denny and Sandy about your mom. She was so special. I spent some time with her last fall...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Phidge Olds Howe - Goodrich, MI

“Dear Brad, Randy, Craig, and Families, I was so sadden to hear about your mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady. She was a big part of my younger...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Jane Poffenberger-Hughes - NV

“Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in your time of sorrow. Take comfort in all the many good years that you will always remember. S. Eckhardt &...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Steve Eckhardt - Sturgis, MI

“My deepest sympathies to the entire family. You are in my thoughts. Love, Nancy ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Murton - Paw Paw, MI

“This is the Nieves family. We lived across the road from your mom for years,and she had an amazing impact on our lives. She was a very sweet woman...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Nieves Family - Sturgis, MI

“Craig, Lynn and family, I was very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed talking to her many times...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Linda (Sowers) Fanning - FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Roberta Bowen - Monroe, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Roberta Bowen - Monroe, MI


Mary Catharine "Kay" Hess, age 87, of Sturgis, MI passed away Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI. She was born August 20, 1922 in LaGrange, Indiana a daughter to the late Otis B. and Mura (Gettings) Antonides. Mary graduated from LaGrange High School with the class of 1940 and attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She has been a resident of Sturgis since 1949, previously living in LaGrange, IN, Colorado Springs, CO, LaFayette, IN, and LaCrosse, WI. On July 29, 1945 in LaGrange, IN she married Lester J. Hess. He preceded her in death May 25, 1982. She was a homemaker and very active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis. She enjoyed volunteering with the Red Cross Blood Mobile, the church bazaar's, the nursery guild, and also enjoyed traveling, playing Bridge, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Surviving are 3 sons: Craig (Lynn) Hess of Paw Paw, MI, Randy Hess of Carson City, NV, and Brad (Jackie) Hess of Toledo, OH; 7 grandchildren: Pamela (Ronald) St. Clair, Todd (Tonya) Hess, Matthew (Tiffany) Hess, Nicholas Hess and fiancé Erinn Cott, Kyle Hess, Christopher Hess, and Michael Hess; 6 great-grandchildren: Jordan, Sydney, and McKenna St. Clair, Dalton, Quinn, and Samantha Hess; sister-in-law: Jean Youngs; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers: Robert and Jean Antonides. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M., Wednesday and from 2:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Thursday, at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes - Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091. Funeral services celebrating the life of Mary "Kay" Hess will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, at the First Presbyterian Church, with The Rev. Michael Wicks, officiating. Interment and graveside services will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, The American Red Cross, or to Junior Achievement. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.