Kasey M. Hess

Kasey M. Hess

Kasey M. Hess, 32, Palmyra, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

Kasey was born June 28, 1987, to Ashley and Diane Riney Augspurg in Quincy. She was married to Mackenzy Hess on Aug. 2, 2008, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra. He survives.

Other survivors include her parents, Ashley Augspurg (Rena), Palmyra; and Diane Riney Augspurg; Palmyra; her daughters, Addie Hess, Aubrey Hess and Hazel Hess; grandparents, Irene Riney, Taylor, Mo.; Grant and Joyce Hess,  Palmyra; and Jo Schaffer, Quincy; sisters, Kaley Augspurg, Palmyra; and Memory Bradshaw (Adam), Taylor; mother-in-law and father in-law, Ed and Pam Hess, Palmyra; brother in-law, Zack Hess (Alana), Wardsville, Mo.; sister-in-law, Emily Hess (Bill Tournear), Palmyra; many aunts, uncles, seven nephews, one niece and numerous cousins and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Gene Riney, Bob Augspurg, Grace Augspurg and Helen Klein.

Kasey was a 2005 graduate of Palmyra High School. She then went to Culver-Stockton College, studying psychology and occupational therapy. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 2008 and moved on to study at Washington University in St. Louis to earn her master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2010.

Professionally she has been working most recently as an occupational therapist at Transitions in Quincy. She has also worked in home health in Lewistown, LaBelle Nursing and Philadelphia school.

There are so many wonderful qualities to share about Kasey. Her family was everything to her, and she had bucket lists for the girls during the summer to keep them busy, whether it be in the garden or lemonade stands. 

She loved hosting family events, hosting Fourth of July parties “U Hess A” and a Merry “Hessmas” Party. 

She was a great cook, especially lasagna. Kasey would do anything for anyone showing this in any way she could. 

Volunteering and being active in the church whenever possible allowed her to share her love of God and she would open her home to anyone. She was very compassionate and made sure to teach this quality to her girls. She was strong and had wonderful leadership qualities.

Kasey enjoyed movie nights outside under the stars at her house with her family. She was a strong supporter of MDA and was a Michigan State basketball fan. She loved to dance and watch her daughters in any sport or activity they were involved in. She loved family vacations and enjoyed family float trips in southern Missouri. 

Most recently she taught her daughters how to make homemade egg noodles this last Thanksgiving. It was important to her to involve her daughters in everything she did. Kasey showed kindness, compassion, generosity and trustworthiness to everyone.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m., Friday Jan. 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra. Father Kelechi Uzuegbu and Deacon Luke Mahsman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Palmyra.

Pallbearers will be Jarrett Desperes, Riley Desperes, Ken Shannon, Jason Wisehart, Zack Hess and Steve Riney.

Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Riney, Zach Riney, Jeff Gottman, Jay Gottman, Matt Hoenes, Michael Hoenes, Miles Kite, Butch Augspurg, Arlie Augspurg, Josh Redd, Seth Redd and all her loving nephews, niece and cousins.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday Jan. 2, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. The Rosary will be at 3 p.m., given by Deacon Bob Leake.

Memorials may be made to her daughters with checks payable to Mackenzy Hess.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.

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