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Mrs. Margaret Evelyn James Hess, age 90, of Madison, IN entered this life on December 12, 1927 in Perry County, IN. She was the loving daughter of the late Elmer and Lily Waddle James. Margaret was a 1943 graduate of Troy High School, attended IU (Bloomington) at the age of 16, and graduated from Lockyear Business School in Evansville, IN. Margaret had an interesting and diversified life which included: three years touring with her parents as a member of a traveling carnival, analyst manager with the Census Bureau, representative for the House of Stuart Cosmetics, and a representative for Copper Craft Company. Margaret died on Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, at 11:57 p.m. at the River Terrace Health Campus in Madison, IN.
Margaret will be missed by her son, Gary Hess (Mary); her step daughter, Donna Kay Laflin; her grandchildren, Kathryn Gullatt (Clayton), Erin Doran (Aaron), Lee Myers (Amanda), Evan Myers, Paige Hess; her great grandsons, Jaxon and Dominic Gullatt and Connor and Cooper Doran. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Lily Waddle James, her husband, Martin Edward Hess, died April 11, 1987, her daughter, Myra Jo Myers, and her son, Michael Edward Hess.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at 11 a.m., by Bro. George Severn at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Hanover Chapel, 278 East Main Street in Hanover, IN. Interment will follow in the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Charlestown, IN.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The Rosary will be prayed on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Michael Hess Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Published on January 8, 2018
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