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John Hess



MARSEILLES — John B. Hess, 69, of Marseilles, passed away Monday, May 14, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at St. Patrick's Church in Seneca. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the church. He will be buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Morris with military honors. Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home has been entrusted with his services.

John was born Sept. 20, 1948, in Ottawa, to Burton and Mary (Flaherty) Hess. He proudly served in the United States Navy. He married Phyllis Happ on May 1, 1971, at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Peterstown. He retired from Exelon in 2004.

He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis; three sons, John Hess Jr., Aaron Hess and Nathan (Wendy) Hess; four grandchildren, Audri, Andrew, Molly and Zachary Hess; and his siblings, Donna (Richard) Virgo and Burton (Sharon) Hess.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Dylan Hess; two nephews, Richard Virgo Jr. and Jason Happ; and his brother-in-law, Richard Bankes.

Memorials may be directed to his family.

The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home

135 E. Lincoln St., Seneca, IL 61360


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