Elma M. Hess, 91, passed away Thursday morning, April 6, 2017 at the
Mennonite Home. She was the wife of the late Benjamin H. Hess, Jr. with
whom she was married 70 years until his death on November 18, 2016. Born
in Reading, PA she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Rosa
Maria Gottschall Fahl.
After WWII she worked for the government as
an office worker at the former Olmstead AFB, Middletown. She later
worked as a secretary for her family auto dealership, the former
Hess-Ulrich dealership, Mount Joy, and the Westgate Baptist Church.
Elma was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, Lancaster and enjoyed playing the piano, taking walks, reading and gardening.
is survived by her daughters, Carol wife of Arthur Hagy, Stevens, PA;
Cindy Hoover, Landisville; grandchildren, Cherie Rathman; Michelle
Manthey; Kim Saragih; Beth Wolf; Ben Hagy; 15 great-grandchildren;
sister, Mary wife of Denzil Jones, Tempe, AZ; brothers, Donald husband
of Diana Fahl, Redlands, CA; Joseph husband of Lois Fahl, Nixa, MO. She
was preceded in death by a brother Robert Charles Fahl.
private memorial service will be held from the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral
Home, Inc., 247 Main St., Landisville, PA with interment in Mount Tunnel