Gary Lee Hessemyer, 60, of Troy, Kansas passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, Kansas.
Gary was born on April 26, 1953 in St. Joseph, MO to Howard Lee and Helen (Hawkins) Hessemyer. He graduated from Central High School and Hillyard Technical School and was a member of the Green Valley Baptist Church.
He worked as a laborer at Friskies Pet Foods. Snorkel Equipment, and most recently Ring Container.
He was preceded in death by his father, a brother Robert Hessemyer and several aunts and uncles.
Gary married Theresa Ann Rhyne on April 22, 1994 in Troy, KS, she survives of the home. Additional surviving family includes a son, Shannon Lee Hessemyer, of Fayetteville, AR; Stepchildren Billy Whetstine, of Kansas City, MO; Travis Whetstine, of St. Joseph, MO and Misty Whetstine, of Wathena, KS; his mother, Helen Hessemyer, of Gower; brother, Larry (Elizabeth) Hessemyer, St. Joseph; and sister, Linda (Larry) Poage, of Kearney, Missouri; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday evening.