Philip G. Hess, 92, St. Louis
Philip G. Hess, 92, of St. Louis died Aug. 3, 2021, in St. Louis. He served as a Jefferson County Circuit judge for more than 25 years, and during his time on the bench, he was elected president of the Missouri Circuit Judges Association. He served on the Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Committee, and he presented issues to the Missouri Legislature concerning judges throughout the state. Before serving as a Circuit judge, he was the prosecuting attorney for Jefferson County, an attorney in Festus and a hearings examiner for the Public Service Commission in Jefferson City. He also had been employed by Monsanto. He graduated from the University of Missouri and the University of Alabama School of Law, where he worked as an assistant athletic publicity director. He served as a lieutenant forward observer with the 3rd Infantry Division during the Korean War. He enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He was the son of Frank and Anna Mae (Bond) Hess of Crystal City.
He is survived by his wife: Jacqueline (Jackie Govero Peterson) and preceded in death by his wife of 61 years: Margaret (Peg Engel) Hess.
He also is survived by three children: Tess Brandley of Louisville, Colo., Cathy (Kurt) Peterson of Mill Valley, Calif., and Philip M. (Theresa Mayhew) Hess of St. Louis; six grandchildren: Ben (Siobhan Holland) Marshall of Broomfield, Colo., Carl (Alexis Evans-Hess) Hess of Memphis, Tenn., Mark Hess of St. Louis, Paul (Jenna Tegtmeyer) Hess of St. Charles, Lucy Peterson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Natalie Peterson of Memphis, Tenn.; and three great-grandchildren: Theo Marshall of Broomfield, Colo., and Fitz and Benes Tegtmeyer-Hess, both of St. Charles.
Services will be private. Memorials may be made to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, 4232 Forest Park Ave., in St. Louis, or to a charity of the donator’s choice. Arrangements were under the direction of Kutis Funeral Home in Affton.
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