Ruth M. Hess

Ruth M. Hess, 89, of Cogan Station, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born Feb. 17, 1924, in Wanamie, she was a daughter of Evan and Catherine (Trevett) Edwards.

Ruth graduated from Wanamie Newport Township High School. She worked at the Town and Country department store and retired from K-Mart.

She enjoyed reading, quilting, gardening, and sewing.

Surviving are two sons, Richard (Darlene) Hess of Sewell, N.J. and Alan (Sheila) Hess of Cogan Station; five daughters, Judith Keiser (Michael) of Cogan Station, Carolyn Tadlock (Dennis) of Tallahassee, Fla., Susan Smith (Jerry) of Tampa, Fla., Deanna Cowles (Gary) of Cogan Station, and Cheryl Taylor (Terry) of Trout Run; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois Haskin (Robert) of Glen Rock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Llewellyn Hess on Aug. 26, 1972; four brothers and one sister.

A funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will be held at Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing will be held 10:30 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ruth’s name may be made to Susquehanna Cancer Treatment Center or Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.