Mrs. Hess was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Betty Graybill Sinclair and the stepdaughter of the late Elizabeth Agne Sinclair.
She graduated from Solanco High School in 1963 and was a homemaker in her earlier years.
Mrs. Hess and her husband operated Fulton Market, Wakefield, for more than 13 years. She then worked as head seamstress for Yorgeys and Fillings Cleaner until she retired in 2010.
She was an active member of Little Britain Presbyterian Church for 50 years.