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Helen B. "Pat" (Brace) Hess

May 11, 1929 ~ July 15, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


Helen B. "Pat" (Brace) Hess, 94, formerly of Bonnieville Road, Stillwater, died early Saturday morning, July 15th, 2023 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Karl G. and April Hess, in Forest, Virginia.

Born May 11, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Sheldon and Ruth (Stahl) Brace.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Karl N. Hess, on December 31, 2017.

Mrs. Hess was a lifelong educator.  She taught school at the Northwest Area School District and then was the Elementary School Superintendent for many years.   After that she helped found the Muhlenberg Christian Academy where she served as the school administrator until her retirement at age 70.  

She was a member of the Cornerstone Bible Church in Nescopeck.  She was also a long-time member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

Mrs. Hess enjoyed being a homemaker and was known for her cooking, baking and canning and crocheting.  

Surviving, are her son, Karl G. Hess and his wife, April, of Forest, Virginia; two grandsons:  Nathaniel and Zachary Hess; two sisters:  Marjorie Bonham, of Hunlock Creek and Ethel Williams of State College.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Sheldon "Bud" Brace, Jr.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 21, 2023 at 11 AM at the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton (State Route 487) with Rev. Neil S. Martin officiating.  Burial will be in the Bloomingdale Cemetery, Luzerne County.  A Viewing will be held Friday morning from 10 AM until the time of the Services at McMichael's in Benton.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Cornerstone Bible Church, 208 Church Road, Nescopeck, PA 18635 The McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., of Benton, is honored to serve the Hess Family.  For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website:

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July 21, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McMichael Funeral Home, Inc.
4394 Red Rock Rd
Benton, PA 17814

Funeral Service
July 21, 2023

11:00 AM
McMichael Funeral Home, Inc.
4394 Red Rock Rd
Benton, PA 17814


Cornerstone Bible Church
208 Church Road, Nescopeck PA 18635


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