Catherine Estelle Hess
Catherine Estelle Hess, 97, of Hollywood, Md., formerly from Suitland, Md., died on Nov. 22, 2012 in Leonardtown, Md. Born on March 15, 1915 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Karl Frederick and Maggie May Scheytt of Washington, D.C. She was the loving wife of Thaddeus Stevens Hess Jr., whom she married on June 25, 1934 in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Eastern High School in 1933 and moved to St. Mary’s County from Suitland, Md. in 1976. She is survived by her children, Joyce McCabe of Henderson, Nev., and Thaddeus S. Hess III (Janet McGrane) of Newburg, Md.; a son in-law, Merlyn Soukup of Laurel, Md.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Gail Soukup; siblings Margaret Cooper and Frederick and Edward Scheytt; and granddaughter Karen Schavey. Arrangements for Catherine Estelle Hess will be private.