Audrey E. Hess 97 died Wednesday February 14, 2018 at Kidron Bethel Healthcare in North Newton, Kansas. She was born January 29, 1921 in Hooker, Oklahoma to Chester and Beatrix (Gorden) Witt. On July 30, 1941 she married Virgil W. Hess at Great Bend, KS and he preceded her in death on October 12, 1986. .
Audrey was a longtime member of Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting and until recently was teaching crocheting to the other residence and staff at Kidron.
Family was very important to Audrey and she greatly looked forward to spending time with her loving family and friends. She especially enjoyed time spent with her great grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter Vivian Harms of Newton, KS; Brother Tom Witt of Salt Lake City, UT and a sister Joan Freeman of Waxahachie, TX; grandsons Terry Harms and Daniel (Teresa) Harms both of Newton, KS; great grandchildren Danielle Harms and Wayne Harms both of Newton, KS.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, 5 brothers and one sister.
A public committal service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday February 20, 2018 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Eric Massanari presiding. Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon February 19th at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends for coffee and refreshments at Trinity Height United Methodist Church following the chapel committal.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity Heights or Kidron Bethel in care of Petersen Funeral Home.