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Molly E. Hess

December 18, 1993 ~ August 6, 2018 (age 24)

Molly Elizabeth Hess, 24, of Manheim, PA, peacefully took her last breath on this earth early Monday morning, August 6, 2018 after an extended bout of pneumonia …and she was ready. She is blessed with a new life and body.

She graduated from Conestoga Valley IU13 and was a part of LifeGate church, Elizabethtown, Pa.

Molly, a beloved daughter, was born December 18, 1993 to Don & Kathy Hess. She will be lovingly missed by brothers, Joseph (Angela) Hess, Lancaster, Matthew (Carissa) Hess, Camp Hill, and sisters, Kalah (Matt) Weaver, Lancaster, and Emily (Seth) Lamb, Elizabethtown, and her three nephews, Jacob and Landon Weaver and Lucas Lamb.  In addition she is survived by her grandparents, Joe & Lois Hess, Mt. Joy, and Harold & Alma Shultz, Manheim. She will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Molly affected the lives of many with her smile and gentle spirit. At age 13, she was introduced to the music of Nicole C. Mullen, “Redeemer”. This led to an 18th birthday concert with Nicole in Dec. 2011, and in Sept. 2016 Molly travelled with nurses, family, and friends to be on stage for a night of worship with Nicole in New Delhi, India. The Hess & Kawase relatives were in the midst of planning a music & ministry tour in Japan with Molly & Nicole in 2020.

A very, very special thanks to her caregivers, medical staff, support services, teachers, friends, and church family. You brought great value to one who never spoke a word.

A private graveside service will precede a public Molly Hess Memorial service this Sunday at 2 pm at the Worship Center, 2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA. All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations earmarked Japan 2020 can be sent to LifeGate church c/o Ruth Martin 595 Old Hershey Rd. Elizabethtown, PA 17022. 

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