Donna Hess

February 23, 1952January 31, 2011

Donna Ann Hess, 58, of Bolton, TN, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011. She was Project Manager, Planning and Construction at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare Systems, former owner of Would You Believe Landscape from 1986-1991 and former Clinical director of the Neonatal ICU at Methodist Hospital, Germantown. She had worked with Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare Systems since 1992. Ms Hess is survived by her life partner, Ginnie Myers; sisters, Rebecca Naff of East Tn, Jan Hess and Lynn Lace; mother, Ida Hess; father, Albert Hess, all of Wynne, AR; nieces, Taylor Trenthem, Ashley Law and Murray Lace; and 1 nephew, Mason Lace. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m., Friday, February 4 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens with visitation beginning at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Donna’s wishes were that memorial gifts be made to the Memphis Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at “No farewell words were spoken… No time to say goodbye… You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why.”


  • Visitation Friday, February 4, 2011
  • Memorial Service Friday, February 4, 2011

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Carolyn Witcover

January 30, 2012

You will not be forgotten.

Shanti McKinnie

January 28, 2012

It's been nearly a year and your light still shines in and through our hearts.

Robbie Dunn

February 16, 2011

Donna, you were a good friend and always made me laugh. I loved working with you and for you. The world was a better place while you were here and I am a better person for having known you. You are missed!

Martha Boeckmann Dooley

February 13, 2011

Dear Hess Family,
My fondest memories of Donna-as a member of a girls softball team in Wynne, she was the coach-what great fun we had, spending time together! How encouraging and so full of life! I will miss her dearly. My deepest sympathy.

Angela Childs

February 7, 2011

What a wonderful person Donna was & a great asset to Methodist Healthcare. I will always remember those nights & days spent working with her in the NICU @ North & G'town while I performed the SIDS testing. She was a great teacher and would do anything to help you. Her knowledge and background in so many areas was truely amazing. Her legacy will live on within the halls of the new Women's & Children's Pavillion @ MLG.

Jane & Leslie

February 6, 2011

I will miss your dry wit, my friend. Our hearts are heavier without you nearby. Ginny, please know that we are here for you.

Jennifer Willits

February 6, 2011

Thank you Donna for taking such great care of my twin girls in the NICU. Praying for your family.

Dana Viox

February 6, 2011

I was blessed to know you Donna. Our hearts will always have a void now that you are gone.

Prayers for all of Donna's family!

Dennis Scanlan

February 6, 2011

I started first grade with Donna and six other kids, only one of whom I knew. We all some good years as a group getting to know friends and relatives (which most of us were :) Our family moved from Wynne in 1968 and I had not had contact with her or her family since then but her passing was a shock to hear. I can only say that God has his plan for all of us. My condolences to her Ida, Albert, and her family.

Laura Miller

February 6, 2011

Donna was an amazingly positive, energetic, loving, and accepting person. Her love of having fun and her "take care of it" attitude made her a role model for all women. And Donna could make an AWESOME pecan tart! Ginnie - you, two, were soooo good together. My heart breaks for you, and I'm so glad that you had a wonderful life together. Hang in there and know you are loved.