Mildred P. Hess, 100

DEC. 21, 1910-DEC. 7, 2011

December 07, 2011

Mildred Pauline Hess, 100, of Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at her home.

Born Dec. 21, 1910, in Cearfoss, Md., she was the daughter of the late Albert Clinton and Lettie Pittinger Leedy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Hess Sr.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by two daughters, Joan M. Milligan and friend, Terry Fields, of Hagerstown, and Doris L. Smith of Hagerstown; one son, Ralph E. "Bud" Hess Jr. and wife, Judy, of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren, Cathy Heagy and husband, Steve, Becky Bowman and husband, Tim, Michele Johnston and husband, Scott, Brian Hess and wife, Marianne, Doug Hess and wife, JoAnn, Everett Carpenter, and John Carpenter; nine great-grandchildren, Stephen Heagy and wife, Jen, Matthew Bowman, Tyler Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Michael Hess, Matthew Hess, Jonathan Hess, Angela Hess and Jenna Hess; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mildred L. Carpenter; one son-in-law, Robert E. Smith; two sisters, Wanda Keller and Ethel Barnhart; and four brothers, Scott Leedy, Ralph Leedy, Herman Leedy and Kenneth Leedy.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Steve Baer will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Hope Alliance Missions, 300 S. Artizan St., Williamsport, MD 21795, or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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