2013-06-13 / Obituaries

Denver Hess McConnellsburg, 88

Denver “Junior” Hess, 88, McConnellsburg, and formerly of Hancock, Md., died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Fulton County Medical Center.

He was born September 19, 1924, in Pigeon Cove area of Warfordsburg, Pa., to Floyd and Alverta (Studenwalt) Hess. He was married to Wava Mellott Hess on September 21, 1990.

He graduated from Bethel Township High School, Class of 1942.

He was employed by the Hancock Motel as a front desk clerk for more than 40 years until his retirement. He enjoyed making people laugh by telling jokes and stories, and loved his cats. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was a member of Cito United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Wava J. (Mellott) Hess, Mc- Connellsburg; three stepchildren: Sherry D. Metz (Samuel) Sharon L. Glenn (Michael), and Byron K. Hann (Michele), all of Mc- Connellsburg; two granddaughters: Katie Gustaf ( Brent) and McKenzie Hann; two great-grandsons: Landon and Wyatt Gustaf; a sister, Alice J. McKeever of Warfordsburg; a nephew, Michael J. McKeever; and three nieces: Joan E. Paken, Cathy J. Blackburn and Jackie L. Clower.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Deborah J. Hess.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Cito United Metho- dist Church. Rev. John Godissart and Richard Bernhard officiated. Interment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cito United Methodist Church, 3746 Cito Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg, handled the arrangements. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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