Rosalie J. Hess
1/3/1928 - 5/4/2018
MORTON ~ Rosalie Jeanette Hess, 90, of Morton, passed away peacefully at 2:22 am May 4, 2018 at her home with family by her side.
Born January 3, 1928, in Des Moines, IA to Guy and Cora Theresa (Davis) Hoopes, she married Charles William “Bill” Hess, Sr. on June 2, 1947 in Des Moines, IA. He was by her side as she went to the Lord.
Rosalie is also surviving by her son, Charles “Chuck” William (April) Hess of Danville, IN; three daughters, Coralie “Corky” (Leslie) Rice of Danville, IN, Cheryl (Richard) Fiedler of Morton and Cathy (Ronald) Toplyn of Bellvue, CO; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by both her parents and her sister, Betty.
Rosalie thoroughly enjoyed working at Wheaton North High School as the head of the Audio/Visual department for 27 years, retiring in 1987.
Rosalie’s love for her family was expressed in making grand meals, going on family vacations, and hosting family/friend reunions at the Lake House in Greenville, IL. She also was an avid collector of bird figurines, including a collection of more than 40 different works of art. She loved playing (and mostly winning) card games and greatly cherished the many times she spent with her family.
Rosalie was a member of Pekin First Church of the Nazarene. She served in her faith by teaching Sunday school at Chicago First Church of the Nazarene (Chicago, IL) and Trinity Church of the Nazarene (Naperville, IL). Rosalie was passionate about her children growing up within the church, which lead her to become closely involved within the youth group and also traveled with the youth choir.
Her funeral will be at 11a.m. on May 12, 2018 at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene. Pastor W. Lloyd Brock will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Cremation will be accorded following her funeral by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given Refuge Team Ministries at her church located at 3514 Broadway St., Pekin, IL 61554.
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com
- Melissa Jones - Granddaughter
- Jan Gouge - Friend from the Greenville Free Methodist Church
- Marleen Neece - Friend
- Laura Alwin - Family Friend
- Marsha Hess/Rose - Cousin
- Phil Rice - The Boss
- Nancy Nichols - Church friend