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Rudolph Francis Hess Sr.

August 11, 1939 ~ April 27, 2021 (age 81)


Rudolph Francis Hess Sr., 81, of Searcy passed away Tuesday, April 27th at Unity Health Medical Center. He was born August 11, 1939 in Texarkana, Arkansas to the late Charles and Mamie (DuBois) Hess.

Rudolph was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. Rudolph was a special minister for the sick. He was a good friend and neighbor. Rudolph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend who will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Laverne Hess; two sons, Rudolph Hess Jr., and Charles Hess; one daughter, Melody Kennedy; eight grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren; one brother, Richard Hess; two sisters, Dorothy Boeckmann, and Jean Hess; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Rudolph was preceded in death by one son, Keith Hess. 


Visitation will be Saturday, May 8th from 9:00-9:30 AM at St James Catholic Church.

Rosary service will be Saturday, May 8th from 9:00-10:00 AM at St James Catholic Church.

Mass will start at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 8th at St. James Catholic Church with interment following at the St James Columbarium. 

All Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.

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May 8, 2021

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
St James Catholic Church

Recitation of the Rosary
May 8, 2021

9:30 AM
St James Catholic Church

Funeral Mass
May 8, 2021

10:00 AM
St James Catholic Church

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