Lorna Hess, 74, of Noblesville, passed away Jan. 11, 2021 at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She had lived in Hamilton County most of her life.
She was born Jan. 14, 1946 to the late Mary Ann and Paul Lee.
Mrs. Hess, also known as "Pinky" by her family, married James Hess on Oct. 5, 1974. She was a graduate of Westfield High School, class of 1964. She was also an Air Force veteran, from 1964 to 1968.
Upon discharge from the Air Force, Mrs. Hess worked for the VFW and Veteran's Administration assisting veterans with benefits. She was a Durbin Elementary PTA officer, and an avid Master Gardener who worked for the Noblesville Parks Department, planting and maintaining flower beds. At the same time, she also worked at the Hamilton Southeastern High School cafeteria.
An animal lover, Mrs. Hess fed the neighborhood birds and squirrels and adopted stray cats. Her beloved border collie, Daisy, died the same day as Mrs. Hess. She loved to clog dance, tell jokes, bake, take walks and do puzzles. She raised chickens and ducks in the barn that she and her husband built. The two of them did everything together. Mrs. Hess will be remembered as a loving wife and mother.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Riverview Hospital and Ascension St. Vincent Hospitals for all their loving care.
Survivors include her husband and soulmate, James of Noblesville; daughter, Marianne of Noblesville; son, Nicholas of Indianapolis; son, Michael of Indianapolis; sisters, Carol Gerber of Lapel and Rebecca Lunde of Wauchula, Fla.; and brother, Richard Lee of Sheridan.
She was predeceased in death by her parents.
Private family services will be held due to the pandemic. As per her wishes, her body will be cremated. The family has entrusted Randall & Roberts Funeral Homes with arrangements.
Please make memorial donations to the Humane Society for Hamilton County, 1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B, Noblesville IN 46060.
Condolences online at: www.randallroberts.com