Rosie L. Hess, 81, of Port Byron, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at home.

There will be no services. Per her wishes cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at the National Cemetery. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the Rock Island County Animal Shelter.

Rosie L. Hess, 81, of Port Byron, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at home.

 

There will be no services. Per her wishes cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at the National Cemetery. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the Rock Island County Animal Shelter.

 

Rosie was born on Oct. 30, 1933, in Viola the daughter of Charles F. and Myrtle Taylor Pegg. She first married Bob Larson on June 24, 1951. Later she married James Gillespie. Then she married Wayne E. Hess on Oct. 17, 1970 in Andalusia. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2008.

Rosie enjoyed crocheting and going to yard sales.

 

Survivors include sons, Steve (Peg) Larson, Port Byron, Michael (Stephanie) Larson, Fort Worth, Texas, Darwin (Jennifer Becker) Gillespie, Port Byron, 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; her guardian Angel, Sandy Ledbetter Adams, Port Byron, brother, Bill Kugler, Aledo; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmie.

 

Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting esterdahl.com.