Raymond E. Hess, age 88, of Monett, Mo., passed from this life on Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2012 while at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Funeral services for Mr. Hess will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Monett. Dr. Bill Cox will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 6-8 p.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will be at the Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery following the service. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home.