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Grant C Hess

Grant C Hess, 90, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra,.

Grant was born May 18, 1931, to Edward “Ed” and Nellie Jahn Hess. He was married to Joyce Gottman on Jan. 9, 1952, in Palmyra. 

           Grant C Hess

Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Joyce Hess. Palmyra; four children, Edward Hess (Pam), Palmyra; Terry Herren (John), Harrison, Neb.; John Hess (Jacqulyn), Palmyra; and Peggy Meyers (Eddie Dean), Palmyra; grandchildren, Zack Hess (Alana), Emily Hess (Bill), Mackenzy Hess, Brooke Herren, Quinn Herron, Raine Herren, Stacey Snodgrass, Betsey Powell (Bill), Hannah Hultz (Chris), Corey White (Soph), Charlie White (Jen), Clayton White (Amanda), Lindsay Catalano (Nick), Whitney Meyers and Grant Meyers (Shaleigh); 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Cleo Dooley, Hazel Lombardo and Joyce Kemp.

Grant joined the United States Marine Corp and served his country during the Korean Conflict.

He was a man who loved all things carpentry. At 17 years old, he helped his dad build a house and continued in the trade for the rest of his life. 

He enjoyed spending leisure time fishing in local fishing holes. Above all, Grant was a family man who dearly loved spending time with his friends and family.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Palmyra.

Pallbearers will be Corey White, Charlie White, Clayton White, Grant Meyers, Zack Hess, Mackenzie Hess and Bill Tournear.

Friends and family are invited to Grant’s life celebration at a visitation that will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24,  at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. with Deacon Bob Leake.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Community Loving Care Hospice. Online condolences may be shared, and video tribute viewed at