Katherine M. Hess, age 85 of Covington, passed away peacefully during the early hours of Tuesday, May 2, 2023, in Greenville, Ohio. She was born in Troy on January 8, 1938 to the (late) Gerard Joseph & Gledes Mae (Spears) Perree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Hess in 2016, whom she married on April 13, 1957; daughters, Sandra Hess and Elizabeth Hess; brother and sister-in-law, Donne & Betty Perree; brother-in-law, Charles Engel; and a beloved aunt and uncle, Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Guelden. Katherine is survived by her three children, Herbert W. Hess Jr. of Dayton, Mary Taylor of Covington, Susanne (Louis) Westfall of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Crist, David (Emily) Taylor, Jessica (EJ) Taylor, Michael (Chastity) Westfall, Matthew (Kaylee) Westfall, Deven Taylor, Josiah Westfall; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Georgianna Mescher of Tipp City, Marguerita Engel of FL, Evelyn (John) Mahrt of Troy, Marie (Gary) Bontempo of Columbus, OH; brother, Joseph Perree of KS; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Katherine retired from the Covington Care Center in 2003; attended Covington Church of the Brethren; she was a member of the Bunco Club and the Red Hat Society for many years; she enjoyed cooking and would often enter cooking contests in which she won in several categories; she also enjoyed traveling, going to festivals, to theatre shows and movies; she loved going out to eat and bird watching in which the gold finch was her favorite; most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Funeral Service 12 Noon Saturday at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Covington. Visitation will be 10:00 AM until time of service. Contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or the American Heart Association. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.