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James G. Hess

February 27, 1924 - February 23, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – James G. Hess, 84, of Springfield died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Home.

He was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Terre Haute, Ind., the son of George and Lorena Allen Hess. He married Virginia A. Hess on July 31, 1948; she preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 2004.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Hess.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

James was the vice president of research and development at METAL DECOR, division of Associates Engraving Co.

He was a member of Little Flower Church. He was also a member and past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 158. He formerly was the state president of the Illinois Elks Association. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Photographers Mate 2nd Class.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral mass at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at Little Flower Church, with Monsignor John Ossola officiating.

Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Home.

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