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Roy Hess

June 5, 1940 — February 24, 2017

Roy Hess, 76, of Henry, died on February 24, 2017 at Unity Point Proctor in Peoria. Born to the late Anthony and Leona Stokes Hess on June 5, 1940 in Jewell Ridge, VA he married Connie Sturdivant on May 2, 1967 in Grayling, Michigan.

Roy was an Army Veteran and a member of Ironworker Local #112 for over 40 years. He traveled all over the country building great projects. He loved working on VW's and family members cars, fishing, and being with family.

Roy is survived by: his wife Connie; children Tina (Donnie) Forbes of Grayling, Michigan; Marsha (Matt Spellious) Alschbach of Wyanet; Sean (Deanna) Hess of Henry; Edward Hess of Henry; Stephanie (Mike Chad) Hess of Henry; Mary (Ted) Hageman of Henry; brother Teddy (Ellen) Hess of Astor, Florida; sister Geraldine Novean of Arcadia, Florida; 14 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Cremation rights have been accorded and a private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the family and online condolences can be left at

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