The Life of Jeanette M. Hess

Jeanette M. (Bleiler) Hess, 76, of District Township, died on Friday, February 16, 2018 in Pottstown Hospital - Tower Health, Pottstown, where she was a patient since January 25, 2018.  She was the loving wife of W. Robert Hess. They were married February 20, 1960. Born in Allentown, Jeanette was a daughter of the late George W. and Dorothy M. (Smith) Bleiler.  Jeanette was a 1959 graduate of Boyertown High School, Boyertown.  She continued her education at Reading - Muhlenberg Vocational - Technical School, Reading, where she received a diploma in Practical Nursing.  She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 20 years at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Pottstown, until her retirement in 2003. Mrs. Hess was a lifetime member of Pioneer Grange #1777, Topton. She enjoyed playing BINGO with her friends and did so often at various programs in the area. Jeanette had a love for animals.

In addition to her husband of nearly 58 years, Robert, Jeanette is survived by her children, David E., husband of Debra A. (Weller) Hess, Gilbertsville; Deborah A. (Hess), wife of Thomas J. Longstaff, Douglassville; Diane M. (Hess), wife of James S. Kohler, Leslie, GA; Lisa K. Hess, at home; Robin L. (Hess) Good, Fleetwood; and Daniel S. Hess, fiancé of Jill D. (Yeakel) Remick, Alburtis; twelve grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Other survivors include a sister, Harriet (Bleiler) wife of Frederick Haas, Bechtelsville.

A funeral service to celebrate Jeanette's life will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with Reverend Gregory W. Frey officiating. Interment will follow in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Fleetwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Thursday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. 

The family requests contributions be made in Jeanette's memory to  Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Jeanette loved to cook,loved her dogs, loved her children and grandchildren. She always had a smile for everyone even on the days I was at there home and she could hardly get around. She always asked how I was or my family. She was a caring and loving person. Jeanette will be missed by Nevin and I. Condolences to the whole family

Posted by Mr. & Mrs. Nevin H on 2/19/2018