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James "Jim" C. Hession

November 20, 1947 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 73)


James C. “Jim” Hession, 73, passed away peacefully November 20, 2020.  He was born November 20, 1947 in Lafayette, IN, son of the late George and Frances (Jarka) Hession and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.

As a veteran of the US Army, Jim was a helicopter pilot who served multiple tours in Vietnam.  He was also a grateful member of AA for 40 years and served as the administrator of Progress House for several years.

Jim loved playing golf with friends and Lauren. He also enjoyed watching football.  Jim appreciated the time spent coaching Lauren’s basketball and volleyball teams at St. Monica and St. Michael.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by sisters, Veronica Parks and Helen Hession.

Survivors include daughter, Lauren (Nick)Jehs; five sisters, Mary Frances Hession, Theresa Caldwell, Ann Louise (Greg) Mauck, Alice Hession, Margaret "Margie"  (Joe) Goodman; four brothers, George A. (Rose) Hession, Edward "Matt" Hession, Robert "Bob" Hession, Paul Hession; and more than 70 nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Doerr officiating.

A Committal Service will follow in Carmel Cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to The Carvel Club, 4627 Carvel Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Envelopes will be available at the service.

Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.


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Memorial Mass
December 1, 2020

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Church
14598 Oakridge Road
Carmel, IN 46032

Committal Service
December 1, 2020

12:30 PM
Carmel Cemetery
1000 N Rangeline Road
Carmel, IN 46032

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