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Clifton "Tip" F. Hesson

November 26, 1928 ~ August 20, 2018 (age 89)

Clifton “Tip” F. Hesson, 89, departed from this life on Monday, August 20, 2018 at his residence. He was born November 26, 1928 to Georgia and Paul Hesson in Muncie. Clifton graduated from Royerton High School in 1947 and later from Indiana Business College with a degree in Accounting.

He worked at a small bakery on Charles Street where he met and later married Edna Crose in 1951, together they celebrated 56 years of marriage until her death in 2007. Tip served in the U.S. Army as a transportation specialist in Frankfort, Germany. Later he worked at Industrial Trust Bank, as a Branch Manager at Merchants Bank and then at Marsh Supermarket until his retirement. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Cammack American Legion, Masonic Lodge #433, and the Elks of Muncie. While raising their three children, his wife studied at Anderson University for her nursing degree, and cooking became his responsibility. As a former baker, the family enjoyed many homemade breads, rolls and sweet treats. Those goodies, along with his one-pot dinners, became very special. After raising the family, Tip and Edna enjoyed visiting their children, trips to Las Vegas and occasionally travelling to Europe. He enjoyed playing cards in the Muncie Duplicate Bridge Club and enjoyed many evenings playing “one of the best card games ever”.

Surviving him are one son; Mark E. Hesson (Beth) of Muncie; two daughters; Linda K. Parker (Bill) of Muncie and Shirley Zettle (Gary) of Plano, TX; one granddaughter; Haley K. Hesson; and one sister; Elaine Walters (Harry) of Muncie.

Preceding Clifton in death were his parents; two brothers; Phillip Hesson and Howard K. Hesson; and two sisters; Florilla Pauline Hesson and Verda Helm.

Services will be held at Gardens of Memory Chapel, Thursday, August 23rd at 2:00pm with Pastor Gary Reff officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

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