Sybil E. Hess Richmond, 102, Henderson

HENDERSON, NY —  Sybil E. Hess Richmond, 102, Henderson, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown, where she had resided for nine years.

Born March 24, 1920, the daughter to the late David and Blanche Shear Hess of Henderson, she graduated in 1939 from Henderson Central School.

Sybil married William D. Richmond on Jan. 13, 1941, in Ellisburg. They lived their entire married lives in Henderson.

Sybil’s passion was always her family, friends, family gatherings, dinners, gardening, and friends were her accomplishments.

Her chicken and biscuit, cherry pies and Christmas cookies will be remembered by all.

She was predeceased by her husband William, her daughter Sylvia, (Spook) and seven siblings, Art, Sid, Hank, Ward, Arlene, Elva, and Madeline Hess.

Surviving are two sons, Gary W. Richmond, Rod and his wife Karen Richmond, all from Henderson; 10 grandchildren, Tim, Cydne, Travis, Jannessa, Brynn, Braydon, Bryslin, Brodyn, Tom and Matt; nine great-grandchildren, Josh, Jake, Shea, Kiersten, Ariania, Carter, Dawson, Rosemary and Addison.

A special thanks to the first-floor staff at the Summit Village who cared and loved Sybil for the last 9 years of her life. You will never be forgotten.

Please join us on September 10 at 3:00 p.m. at Rod and Karen’s home, 6731 Lighthouse Rd., Henderson, the original “Hess” homestead. We will celebrate Sybil’s life and share memoires and some of her sugar cookies.

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