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Elma M. Hess

Elma M. Hess

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.

She 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.

A private memorial service will be held from the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 247 Main St., Landisville, PA with interment in Mount Tunnel Cemetery, Elizabethtown.

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