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Thad M. Hess

June 27, 2016

Rossville—Thad M. Hess, 40, passed away from injuries he received in an auto accident on Monday, June 27, 2016 near Topeka.

Thad was born June 1, 1976 in Topeka and grew up in the Rossville community where he graduated from high school.  He also graduated from Washburn University in Topeka.

Thad was employed as a supervisor for Koch and Company in Topeka.   He was a true family man and dearly loved his wife, children, granddaughter and all of his family.  He was compassionate about the NFL and was a New England Patriot fan.  NFL attire is encouraged for both the funeral and visitation.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents William and Margaret Hill.

On February 18, 2002 he was united in marriage to Amy Osborne in Topeka.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Janice Deiter, Rossville; three daughters, Ashley Sheats, Osage Beach, MO., Briannah and Clarysta Hess both of the home; his granddaughter, Adylynn Hess, of the home; his brother, William Scott “Billy” Hess, Rossville; Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Rossville Christian Church.  Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery.  Thad will lie in state at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys from 2:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday, July 1, 2016 where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Thad M. Hess Memorial Fund and sent in care of the U.S. Bank, P.O. Box 611, Rossville, Kansas 66533.

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31 thoughts on “Thad M. Hess

  1. Janice & family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. Memories are a precious thing! May God bring you all comfort through His loving grace. In His mercy, hear our prayers. For the gift of resurrection, we give You thanks.

    Lee & Patty McQueen

  2. Amy and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss and the grief and sadness you are experiencing during this most difficult time. You have been in our thoughts and prayers and we hope the Lord will give you hope, peace and courage to face every tomorrow.

  3. I just want to give my condolences to the family for your great loss. Just stay strong and keep your faith in the Lord and everything will be alright. I only knew Thad for about 3 years from the Barnhart wedding. As soon as I met him we became friends on FB and we followed each other’s life. We told each happy birthday and congratulated each other on anniversaries and achievements. I will dearly miss him very much but he will never be forgotten! S.I.P. my friend . J-Dubb

  4. Amy and girls,
    It’s just so numbing and hard to believe we lost another good man before his time. Thad was a very good happy man who loved and lived his life for his family. I got to know Thad by living in Rossville and having his family for neighbor’s. Also I will never forget some of the silly stuff he would do while working with him at Southwest Publ.& Mailing. He loved you Amy and girls more than life its self. Prays be with you all during these days ahead he touched so many lives along is journey in life. RIP Thad your deeply missed man.

  5. Dear Amy and Girls, my heart breaks for all of you. There was never a time, that I didn’t see a smile on Thad’s, he was a happy man, you girls brought him that happiness, his love of family shined through him. May Jesus send his sweet comfort to all of you.
    God Bless,
    Tom and Karen Leeper

  6. Amy,

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Never did a time go by when I saw you and Thad did you both not have a big hug for me. I treasured Thad’s friendship, as I do yours. Not many get to experience the true love like we do of an adoring husband. I cannot imagine what you are going through, Just remember that we are here for you if you need anything. Not a day will go by that you will not think of him in some way. Treasure those thoughts as those are the times he will be with you. We love you!

  7. My heart cries out. My breath is taking away. I have a lump in my throat and I can’t tell you what I want to say. The silence of one has overcome me. The overcome will always be. The place in my heart is to new for to be. I can’t believe. I can’t believe as the tears run from my eyes. I know it is raining now of the tears and the rain will not stop soon. The only hope i have, is that I pray for his family and friends. Rest in Peace my friend. I love you like a brother.
    Art Brennan (former Del Monte worker with Thad.)

  8. Janice, Amy & Family,

    From the words that many have left on these pages, Thad made more than a difference in the lives of others . . . it sounds like he was the “difference” to many!

    Though there are no words I can write that would measure the sentiment of those who knew, and still know, Thad, rest assured that your Presbyterian Manor Family has been praying for you and will continue to do so . . . and we will be here for you in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.

    With many prayers,
    Terry Frizzell, Chaplain

  9. You were the greatest friend I ever had Thad. My heart breaks for your family in this tremendous loss. You were taken from us before we were ready to let you go. In truth if we had the ability and power we would have never let you go. You were just too precious to do without. Now all that is left are memories and wishes and we will hold them so close to our hearts that no one could pry them from our clutches. I love you like a brother, always have and always will. I can’t believe you’re gone buddy. See you again someday and help keep my mom company brother.

  10. Amy and girls, I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us, they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we’ve lost makes them a part of who we are. Treasure the many memories you have and remember all the good times, Thad will always be with you. Keep him in your heart and he will be with you through all your journeys in life.
    Thad, you may be gone but you will certainly not be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend, we will all do our best to try and comfort Amy and the girls.

  11. To Amy and family. Thad was a amazing person.he was always so happy and his love for you and the girls was immense. I pray the Lord helps you find comfort in this time. We love you all

  12. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of Thad’s Family. He was a great kid growing up & lived his life the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this tragic time & in the days to come. May He Rest In Peace and God Speed……
    The Stum’s ~ Sis & Wilbur,Jr. ~ Mick, Tami & Haylie ~

  13. Dear Thad,
    Ever since I came back to Rossville, I have thought about my memories here. I remember when my sister and I would always go to your house pretty much everyday of our lives because you took us into your home. You guys were our 2nd family and we loved you guys more than anything. When I walked into shortstop one day and I saw you and Amy in there I was happy because I haven’t seen you guys for about 3 years but I didn’t think you recognized me, it’s ok a lot people didn’t recognize me when I came back. Anyways all I know is that heaven gained another angel and it is a pretty darn good one, and I know you will be looking down on your family and be taking care of them. I love you so much.
    -Danielle Moore

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thad was an awesome man. He had a family he gave all his love to,and I grieve with them and for them. He will be dearly missed by many. Keep memories in your heart and he will always be with you…Love you all

  15. June 28, 2016 at 10:50

    In loving memory of a Son-in-Law; taken before his time. Our love and prayers to Amy and the family. We are sorry that we are unable to join you in your time of sorrow. but know that our prayers are with you always.

    Bill and Judy

  16. He was a great man and a great family man. God must of needed him more than us. You never know, here today gone tomorrow. I am praying to God to give the family the strength to deal with this. He will be missed greatly. Amy, I am glad to have talked to you today.

  17. Thad was a fantastic man who worked hard on his education and career. His love for Amy and his girls was clear to all who wver met them. Thad rest in peace, you were such a blessing to your family and friends.
    Bob and Tina Schindler
    Josh, Jory, Jacie

  18. Amy I wish we could be there this weekend. Thad will be missed. He was a great friend, husband, father, and grandfather. No matter how long we went without seeing each other when we would run into you guys Thad always had a big smile to greet us with. Thanks for everything Thad I have a lot of great memories.

  19. Never will there ever be another you. I can only hope one day I am as lucky as you and Amy to have such a strong love and bond. Not a day went by that there wasn’t a huge smile on your face and a joke from your mouth. You are forever missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  20. The Hess family- well where do I start? When my
    Family and I moved to Kansas, the Hess family.
    Where the first family in Rossville we have got
    To know, they where amazing neighbors!
    Amazing friends. In general amazing people.
    I’ll always cherish all the moments we spent
    Together. I love you guys! I’m always here
    Praying for you all Much love from the Hayes

  21. Thad and your entire family are some of the kindest and most unjudgemental people in the entire community of Rossville. Where others feel it nessicary to look down on others for whom they are Thad never did. He loved people for who they were. It was not his nature to be like others and look at fellow humans and place them in categories. He loved all people and treated them as we all should equals. His smile and laughter brought happiness to everyone. His ability to make friends was without fail. Our small town is now missing a key person so many of us could and still can take a lesson from Love one another,treat everyone as family and friend,help one and all every chance we can and be a caring and loving person so you too will be remembered as this man will always be. Much love to you Thad and thankyou for everything. I love you friend.

  22. Amy, Brianna and Clarysta–
    Thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers! Heaven gained another angel on Monday–know that he is watching over you all.

    Mark, Barb, Jamie and Eddie

  23. I was extremely blessed to know this very beautiful soul, and very honored to call him my friend.
    He was such an amazing husband, dad, grandpa and friend. The whole town of Rossville is going to miss him very much.
    May God bless Amy and the girls with his loving support during this rough transition. We will help where we can.
    Love all of you.

  24. Amy and family
    I wish we could be there Friday and sat but we will be praying for all of you! I didn’t know Thad but from what I see in the community he was an amazing husband and father and grandpa and son. Prayers to everyone and know that he touched so many lives in such good ways.

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