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Jane S. Hess

December 11, 1922 August 24, 2018
Jane S. Hess
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Jane Dalton Strange Hess died Friday August 24, 2018 at Dogwood Village in Orange, Virginia, where she was under Hospice care. She was born December 11, 1922 in Woodford County, Kentucky to Charles Strange and Iva Prather Strange. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Bernard B. Strange, Avis S. Dempsey, Cordelia Y. Strange, Derwood M. Strange, Dorothy S. Copeland, and her husband, Robert V. Hess.

Jane graduated from Morehead State University with a BA in 1944 and Old Dominion University/Catholic University with a MSLS in 1976. In the fall of 1944 she began work in the library of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), which later became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), at Langley Field in Hampton, Virginia. Jane spent her entire career in the Library at NASA. She retired in 1990 as the Director of the Technical Library at the Langley Research Center.

Jane received many awards at NASA over the course of her career. She was also actively involved in professional organizations as well as state and Newport News community organizations.

Jane met her beloved husband, Bob, at the Langley Research Center where he was a physicist. They were married in 1948 and were together for 64 years, until his death in 2012. Sharing a special bond with her sisters, Jane will be remembered for her caring and generosity toward them and other family members.

She is survived by nephews: Jack Strange, Marc Copeland (Rossana), Charles Dempsey (Eleanor); and nieces: Carole Lohman (Leonard), Mary Virginia “Ginger” Shields (John), and Cordelia Douglas “Dede” Hudson. There are a number of great nephews and nieces as well as great-great nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, August 27, 2018 at Driskill Funeral Chapel, Amherst, Virginia. Interment will follow in Amherst Cemetery.

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11:00 AM 8/27/2018 11:00:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Driskill Chapel

201 Grandview Drive
P.O. Box 665
Amherst, VA 24521

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Driskill Chapel
201 Grandview Drive Amherst 24521 VA
United States

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Amherst Cemetery Final Resting Place

Grandview Drive
Amherst, VA 24521

Grandview Drive Amherst 24521 VA
United States

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