Sydne Charlotte (Dorsey) Hess

January 2, 1943 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 78)


Sydne Charlette Dorsey Preisner Hess, 78 years old, an Ashland, Kansas resident, passed away on November 3, 2021. She was born on January 2, 1943 to Robert Anderson and Doris Marie Dorsey in Ashland, Ks.

               Sydne married Stephen Preisner in 1964 in Ashland, Ks and had three children, Rick, Stephen Todd, and Jana. They were divorced in 1993. Sydne married Vernon Hess in 1996 in Ashland, Ks.

               Sydne held a variety of jobs over the years including going to and graduating from Cosmetology school in 1973 and opening a salon with Denise McCarty, receptionist at Ashland Hospital, managed the G-Mart, clerk at Citizens State Bank, worked in the kitchen for the Ashland Health Center, server at the Ranch House with Nina Glazer, State Highway Department, Ashland USD 220 janitor at the high school and then the grade school before retiring in 2009.  Sydne loved to play many different card games and was an avid bridge player in her early years. She loved to play golf, go fishing, and be around grandkids and great grandkids. She crocheted many afghans for kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. 

               Proceeding Sydne in death were her parents. Sydne is survived by her husband of the home Vernon Hess, son Rick Preisner and wife Jackie of Ashland, Ks, son Todd Preisner and wife Lisa of Americus, Ks, and daughter Jana and husband Johnny Wilt of Great Bend, Ks, nine grandkids, and 8 great grandkids.

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Celebration of Life
November 13, 2021

10:00 AM
First Christian Church Ashland
507 Highland St
Ashland, KS 67831


Ashland Golf Course
PO Box 398, Ashland KS 67831

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