Margaret Hess, 82, of Lithia, Fla., formerly from Russell, passed away April 16, 2017, in Brandon, Fla.
She was born May 26, 1934, in Carter County, to the late Cecil and Opal Rupert. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Fred Rupert; and sisters, Kathleen Mckenzie and Carolyn Simmons.
She retired from Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company and was a member of Russell First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Rodney Hess; her sister, Jean Christy; a brother, Cecil Rupert; daughter Melissa Stewart; stepdaughter Debbi Hess Rappa; and grandchildren Holly, Kyle and Staci Stewart.
At the family's request, a memorial service will be at a later date.
Published on  April 22, 2017