Marie S. Hess, age 87, of Biglerville, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Transitions Health Care in Gettysburg. She was born Thursday, May 5, 1932, in Menallen Township, Adams County, the daughter of the late D. Bruce and Elsie Anna Elizabeth (Koontz) Sheaffer.

Marie was formerly employed by Dal-Tile in Bendersville for 18 years. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Wenskville, where she was a member of ELCA and served on the church council. She was also a life member of Bendersville Fire Company, where she cooked for over 15 years, and Upper Adams Senior Citizens. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years.

She enjoyed serving her community, helping with any group that asked her to help. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren like no other.

Her husband, Richard E. Hess, passed March 24, 1990. She is survived by four daughters, Susan M. Kime and companion Kevin Shealer of Bendersville, Linda L. and husband Brent Smith of Biglerville, Cheryl A. and husband Gary Black of Orrtanna, and Barbara J. Taylor of Aspers; one son David R. and wife Marie Hess of Gardners; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet McGuirk of Biglerville, and Jean Klinedinst of York Springs; and one brother Clair “Tom” Sheaffer of Chambersburg. She was preceded in death by one brother Donald Sheaffer; and two sons-in-law, Dale Kime and Guy Taylor.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home Inc., 111 S. Main St., Bendersville.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at St. James Lutheran Church, 2011 Wenksville Road, Biglerville, with Rev. B. Wesley Smith officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, c/o Carol Rex, 179 Dug Hill Road, Biglerville, PA 17307.

Friends may express online condolences at DuganFH.com.

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