Claire I. (Campbell) Hess of Willow Street, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at age 97 on January 23, 2019, at Quarryville Presbyterian Home.
Claire was preceded in death by her husband of over 71 years, Henry Hess, her parents, Lloyd and Helen Campbell, and 2 brothers; Robert and Richard. She is survived by 3 children; Jeanne (Jack) Hoffard, Gregory (Joan) Hess, and Michael (Mary) Hess, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Claire is lovingly remembered for her sunny smile, love of travel, and devotion to her family. Claire was an exemplary homemaker, a skilled secretary, and an active lifetime member of the Farm Women Society #22. During World War II, she awaited the return of Henry from Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. They were married as the war drew to a close and began their life together in Florida.
An avid reader, Claire could always be found with a book in her hands during times of relaxation, if she wasn’t enjoying a game of cards with Hen or skillfully knitting an afghan or sweater. She supported her husband and children in all of their lifetime endeavors being an exemplary role model. Claire was equally devoted to her grandchildren and played an active role in their lives. She will be sorely missed by her family.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Hess’s memory may be sent to Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, 462 Maple Shade Road, Kirwood, PA, 17536.