W. Ivan Hess
W. Ivan “Chubb” Hess, 75, Hustontown, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.
He was born in Laidig, January 20, 1935, the son of the late Willard S. and Edna (Mumma) Hess Barnett.
He was a farmer and also worked at JLG for many years before retiring. He enjoyed hunting, baseball, his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. In his earlier years, he played in baseball leagues in Huntingdon and Fulton counties. He also coached Little League baseball in McConnellsburg for many years.
He is survived by a daughter, Cathy Hess Fraker, wife of Brad Fraker, Fort Littleton; a son, Dennis Hess, husband of Patti of Hustontown; and a sister, Patsy M. Gelvin, wife of Rheon of Hustontown; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, May 28. Pastor Chris Elliott will officiate. Interment will be made at Fairview United Methodist Cemetery, Harrisonville.
There will be visitation on Thursday, May 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Mc- Connellsburg. There will also be one hour of visitation before the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Po Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.