Abigail Ruth Thumm Hess


Abigail Ruth (Thumm) Hess, 39, of Flemington, WV, went home to be with the Lord on December 31, 2017.

She was born June 4, 1978, in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Dennis Robert Thumm, her mother Merle (Mayle) Thumm survives, of Grafton.

 Abigail loved her daughter Annabelle with all of her heart and loved being a mother. Living and hearing God’s Word was also one of the most important things in her life and she loved going to Sunday Service with Annabelle. She loved to sing, listen to music and enjoyed the outdoors, especially the water. Abigail graduated from WVU with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, with a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She worked at Braxton Health Care Center and loved her patients very much, who are going to miss her dearly. Abby always had a smile on her face and was like a ray of sunshine, everywhere she went. She touched so many people’s lives. Abby was a happy, loving, sweet, kind-hearted, beautiful, hardworking, devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend to many. She will be dearly missed by all of those who knew and loved her. 

 She is survived by her daughter Annabelle Grace Hess; two step children Aleina Coddington and Jacob Hess; three step grandchildren Zylas Poling, Shaylin Coddington, Coy Coddington; two sisters, Rachel Minard and husband Junior of Grafton, Sarah Bittenbender and husband Lucas of Bridgeport; one brother, Aaron Thumm of Fairmont; nephew Sawyer Bittenbender; many aunts, uncles and cousins; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Francis and Patti Hess, Grafton.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Robert Ward Thumm and Avis Irene (Wollam) Thumm; maternal grandparents Ralph M. Mayle and Mary Josephine (Faulkiner) Mayle.

Friends will be received at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave. Grafton, on Sunday, January 7, 2018, from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Bartlett Funeral Home on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating.

Interment will follow at the Pritchard Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at First Community Bank, 110 North Pike Street, Grafton, WV 26354, for her daughter Annabelle Grace Hess.

Online condolences can be sent to the Hess family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com.

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