Janette A. Hess


Janette A. Hess, age 83 of Highland, IL, died Friday, October 14, 2016, at Faith Countryside Homes/Faith Care Center in Highland, IL.

She was born on Wednesday, September 27, 1933, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Ernest and Irene (nee Speiser) Buchmiller.

On Thursday, October 04, 1951, she married Louis W. Hess at Highland, IL, who passed away on Wednesday, December 05, 2007.

Born and reared in Highland, IL; graduated from Highland High School in 1951. She lived all her life in Highland and in her early years worked at the Highland City Swimming Pool. She was a homemaker, Brownie leader and Boy Scout leader. She loved animals and her many pets through out her life.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Karla A. (Ronald) Smith, Highland, IL
Son – Kurt W. Hess, Pocahontas, IL
Grandchild – Jason K. Smith, New Braunfels, TX
Brother – Donald M. Buchmiller, Highland, IL.

She was preceded in death by:
Mother – Irene E. Buchmiller (nee Speiser)(died 5/7/2003)
Father – Ernest J. Buchmiller (died 4/13/1965)
Husband – Louis W. Hess (died 12/5/2007).

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

At Janette’s request, no services will be held and a private family burial will be at a later date.

Interment will be at Mascoutah City Cemetery in Mascoutah, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Animal Shelter.

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