MUENSTER — Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Arlene (Kendron) Hesse, age 82, of Muenster will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Hesse passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Dorothy was born In Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 24, 1937, to Adam and Bernice Kendron. They preceded her in death along with her brother, James, her sister, Alice and her niece, Susan.
She is survived by her sister, Lois Allen (Robert), nephew, Dr. Douglas Allen (Katherine), nieces Katherina Kendron, Dominique Kendron and, nephew, Roark Kendron. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law: Tom Hesse (Lucille) and John Hesse (Geri), and her sisters-in-law: Suzanne Williams, Eileen Georgia (Glenn) and Mary Hesse as well as numerous Hesse nieces and nephews.
She attended Chicago Right Junior College. She did a lot of secretarial work and worked for a travel agency.
Dorothy married Judge Paul Hesse on Jan. 2, 1971, in Sacred Heart Church in Muenster, Texas, (Paul’s hometown). She and Paul lived in Germany and Saudi Arabia (places of Paul’s employment). They loved traveling to many parts of the world during their lives together. Later, they built a home on their farm in Muenster. They lived there until their deaths. Dorothy told her sister that she loved Paul’s family, and she loved living in Muenster. She felt so at home there.
Dorothy was a generous and kind soul. She donated to many charities and supported the church and school. She would easily part with her belongings. She felt especially close to the Blessed Mother and always carried a rosary in her purse.
The joys of her life were her two golden Labrador retrievers, Bailey and Brandy. She enjoyed her time with her quilting group, shopping with friends, traveling with friends – especially Dolores Cervenka, and going to the movies. She went to a lot of birthday celebrations and always spent holidays with the Hesses and friends – often hosting the Hesse Christmas parties.