Onalee M. Hess, of Knowlesville, passed away on Friday evening, November 1, 2013 at The Villages of Orleans. Mrs. Hess was born in Albion on July 17, 1938, a daughter of the late John and Margaret (White) Jacobs. On April 27, 1957, she married Richard D. "Dick" Hess, Jr. and was a lifelong resident of the area.
She was employed by the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library for twenty years and retired in 2000. She enjoyed sharing her knowledge of books and authors with library patrons. Onalee was a member of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed singing, in the community choir groups in Knowlesville and Lake Wales, FL. She was an avid reader and a devoted Yankees fan. Following retirement, they resided yearlong in Lake Wales for a couple of years.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Dick; three sons, Scott (Sarah) of Albion, Thomas (Cindy) of Brookfield, CT and Rick (Brenda) III of Albion; six grandchildren; a sister, Carol Gozdziak; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Marjorie Narburgh, and Haleda M. Reed; and her brothers, John Jacobs, Jr. and June Townsend.
Friends may call on Tuesday (4-8 PM) at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1 PM. The Rev. Richard A. Csizmar, pastor of Holy Family Parish, will officiate and interment will be in Bates Road Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library.
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