Shirley Louise (Caley) Hess, 87, Mountain Top, died Aug. 4, 2016, at Smith Health Care, Mountain Top.
Born in Newport Township on Aug. 18, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Rachael (George) and George Caley Sr. She graduated from Newport Township High School and worked at Scranton Apparel, Ronnie Dress, Shickshinny, and Leslie Fay, Glen Lyon.
Shirley was a current member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mountain Top. She was a former active member of St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, Pond Hill, where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, a Sunday school teacher and a board member. She was also an auxiliary member of the Pond Hill Fire and Ambulance.
She enjoyed crocheting and sewing, and often gave her creations to family and friends as gifts. She liked working on word search puzzles. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, James J. Hess Jr. and wife, Helen, Pond Hill; daughter, Kathy Shannon and husband, Dennis, Pond Hill; grandchildren, Scott Hess and fiancée, Leslie, Amber Dietterick and husband, Chad, April Hess and fiancé, Glynn, Edward Yustat and wife, Brandi, and Rachel Kostro and husband, Ken; great-grandchildren, Leland Dietterick, Tru Dietterick and Savanna Wildoner; sister-in-law, Marlene Karchner; brother-in-law, Milton Hess and wife, Judy; and many nieces and nephews.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Hess Sr., on July 18, 1993; brother, George Caley Jr.; and sister, Ethel Hess.
A funeral service was held in St. Mark’s Church, 285 Pond Hill Mountain Road, Wapwallopen, with her pastor, the Rev. Michele Kaufman, officiating. Interment followed in Pond Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA 18707.