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Catherine Estelle Hess, 97, of Hollywood, formerly of Suitland, MD, died Nov. 22, 2012, in Leonardtown.

Born 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 wife of Thaddeus Stevens Hess Jr., whom she married on June 25, 1934, in Washington, D.C. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Joyce McCabe of Henderson, Nev., and Thaddeus S. Hess III (Janet McGrane) of Newburg; her son in-law, Merlyn Soukup of Laurel; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gail Soukup; her siblings, Margaret Cooper and Frederick, Edward Scheytt; and a granddaughter, Karen Schavey.

She graduated from Eastern High School in 1933 and moved to St. Mary’s County from Suitland in 1976.

Arrangements will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.