John “Jack” W. Hess, 80, of Overland Park, KS passed on February 16, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Dec 9, 1939 in Natrona PA before moving to Arnold PA. Jack was a 1957 graduate of Arnold HS where he played football and band. Jack was an avid sports fan and he loved fishing, hunting and the outdoors. He and his wife Judy moved to Kansas in 1988 from West Virginia.Jack worked at AFG Industries of Jerry Run WV and later retired from AFG in Spring Hill KS. He went on to work with special needs children as an employee of First Student and Durham Transportation Cos. Jack is preceded in death by his parents: James and Emma Buck Hess; his three brothers, James, William and Frances; two sisters Pat and Sue; and a son David Hess. Jack is survived by his wife Judith Hess of 31 years and son and daughter Michelle Goodwin (Bix) of Sunderland MD, and John B. Hess (Lynn) of Richmond, VA. and sons Rick (Tammy) of Colliers WV, and Randy of Clarksburg, WV. Jack is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
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