Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO


Dorothy Irene Hess

21 septembre , 19175 février , 2020

Dorothy Irene Hess, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away on February 5, 2020 at the age of 102.

Dorothy was born on September 21, 1917 in St. Louis. She graduated from Loretto Academy and retired from the IRS after many years of service.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Catherine (nee’ Thieser) Hess, dear sister of Ruth Y. (the late Robert H.) Schmidt, and the late Beatrice L. Hess. Thanks to the Berg family for their longtime friendship, and to her dear friend, Frances Carroll for her love and support.

Dorothy’s body was donated to St. Louis University for research. At her request, a private service will be held.


  • Passed away peacefully mercredi, 5 février , 2020


Dorothy Irene Hess

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mary ann kren

février 12, 2020

Tillie (we called her) you brought so many wonderful memories to our family. I never will forget the Sunday dinners shared with Mary and Ed Hanley, sometimes also Father Tully, SJ and whoever of the 14 of us was at home that day. Pat used to joke about spiking Father's drink one or more Sundays before dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And we still laugh at the chocolate coated "insects" Mother bought and Ed not knowing what was under the chocolate ate until someone of us told him about Mother's "Prank"!
Of all the 14 Godmothers you stayed in closest contact with Joan, your Godchild.
All of the Bergs will miss you very much. but are happy that you have gone home to your God!
I can only imagine the party going on with Mother, the Hanleys, Father Tully, you and the five of 14 who God has also called.
I pray for you even though I doubt you need any, please pray for those of the 14 remaining. 31 grandchildren and I lost count of the Great grandchildren!
Thanks for being such a wonderful part of our lives.
Mary Ann (Berg) Kren