Hess and Mary Dirnberger were married Jan. 9, 1965, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, Mo. The Rev. Clem Ilmberger performed the ceremony.
The couple's children and spouses are: Kevin and Carrie Hess of Jonesboro, Ill., Timothy and Diane Hess of Bartlett, Tenn., Steven and Christy Hess of Gordonville; and Pamela and Kelly Allen of Cape Girardeau.
They have seven grandchildren: Mindy and Larry Bryant, Alexis and Lance Dixon, Olivia and Anna Hess, and Sarene Allen; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan Abraham, Trinity Bryant, and Ronnie Abraham III.