OBITUARY - MARION RAY HESS
Marion Ray HESS, 75, of Mount Ayr formerly of Arispe, died Friday, May 14, 2010 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mount
Ayr. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Powers Funeral Home, junction of Hwys. 34 and 25
in Creston. Burial will be private. Pastor Dwayne HENRICHS will officiate the service. No viewing will be held. Family
will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to
the Hospice of Central Iowa and American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com
Marion Ray HESS, son of Ray Marion HESS and Sylvia Belle PRIMMER HESS on October 1, 1934 on the Wally SHINN Farm west of
Creston. At the age of four his family moved to a farm near Arispe. He graduated from the Arispe High School in 1953.
Marion stayed on the family farm until 2004. During this time he farmed and worked as a locksmith, drove school bus for
East Union School, worked for Schildberg Construction and also worked as a security guard. Marion lived in Diagonal from
2004 until January of 2006 when he went to the Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr. Marion was a Union County Posse
Member and served on the Sandcreek Township Cemetery Board.
Marion is survived by two sisters; Arlene SCHERER of Urbandale and Pauline (husband Dennis) SWEET of Shannon City and
many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Evelyn SEELY.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2010
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