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George William Hesson

October 30, 1918 — May 29, 2018

George W. Hesson, 99, of Yorkshire Ohio passed away on May 29, 2018 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

He was born on October 30, 1918 in Yorkshire, Ohio to the late Franklin and Susan (Keifer) Hesson.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris (Booker) Hesson on April 22, 2013. They were married on May 17, 1941; his siblings and their spouses, Franklin (Virginia) Hesson, Leona (Al) Noble, Esther (Dean) Spittler, Elra (Lucille) Hesson, Louis (Bessie) Hesson, and Dorothy (Bill) Cumberworth; his in-laws, Lavera and Taft Gibson, and June Booker; and one great grandchild.

George was a life-long farmer and served as a Patterson Township Trustee for 20 years. He loved to talk and was an amazing storyteller. George enjoyed tinkering. People would bring him their broken machines and he would bring them back to life.

George is survived by his two sons, George Larry (Joan) Hesson of North Star, and Robert Dean (Paula) Hesson of Greenville; his grandchildren, Donna (Alan) Jutte of Coldwater, Deb (Bill) Hemmelgarn of St. Henry, Doug (Sherry) Hesson of Versailles, Stacey Pond of Springfield, Ohio and Sherri Robinson of Fairborn, Ohio; his step-grandchildren, Angie Jett of San Francisco, California, Sunni and Chad Ogden of Savanah, Georgia, Mary Jett of Celina, and Becky Jett of Columbus, Ohio. George also leaves behind 15 great grandchildren, seven step great grandchildren; his brother-in-law, Donald Booker of Greenville; and countless nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of George's life will be held at 5 PM, Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, 1000 N. Broadway Street, Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles.

Family and friends my visit Saturday from 3 PM until the time of the service at 5 PM at the Funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331

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