|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1928|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 2014|
Mary Esther Jess, 85, of Piqua died at Upper Valley Medical Center on Jan. 15, 2014, at 3:47 p.m. She was born in Piqua on Aug. 23, 1928, to the late Herman J. and Goldie (Brush) Franke. On April 22, 1946, in Maysville, Ky., she married Robert L. Jess Sr. He survives.
Mary also survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Deborah Jess Jr., Bradford; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon K. and George Schaffer, Piqua; one sister, Doris Tyler, Sidney; three grandchildren, Robert D. Schaffer, Piqua; Jinny and Jim Hale of Panama City Beach, Fla.; Lee and Brittany Jess of Bradford; and six great grandchildren, Jordan and Emma Hale, Winchester, Ill.; Ellie and Kennedie Richards, Bradford; Zoie and Gage Jess, Bradford. She was preceded in death by one son, Richard L. Jess and two sisters, Martha Jean Burnside and Frances Scherer; and four brothers, John Franke, Herman Franke, Thomas Franke and Larry M. Franke.
Mary was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She worked at Copeland Corporation in Sidney for 10 years.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua with Pastor Carl Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Piqua. Calling hours will be Monday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Robert L. Jess (1922 - 2016)*
Miami Memorial Park Cemetery
Plot: Resurrection 112D
Created by: Sherry W.GILES- gombert
Record added: Jun 22, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 131720584