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Kara Lynn Hess

September 16, 1990 - September 2, 2022

On September 2, 2022 our lives forever changed when we lost our precious Kara Lynn, our Karebear, as she went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus. Our grief is immeasurable, but we hold on to the fact that she is now filled with more joy and happiness than any of us can comprehend. What we ask that you remember about Kara is that she was the most loving and devoted mother to her amazing "little man", her "Jonny Bravo", Jonathan. We know that her love and her guidance and all their special memories will be his, and his alone.

Gone before her, but without a doubt holding her tight is her Geejaw, Myron Loyko, her Nana, Helene Bell, her NetNet, Jeanette Guerra, her Uncle, George Stegmaier, her Grammy and Grandpap, Irvine and Helen McCaulksy, her Grandmom and PopPop, Bill and Helen Hartman, her Aunt Darlene Sherrill and her very special friend, Gina Salyer.

Kara leaves behind many broken hearts as well as a million special memories. Those left to walk this Earth without her are her precious little man, Jonathan Owens, Jr, her Daddy and Mommadukes, David and Melissa Hess, her little brother and confidant, David Jr, her precious Mimi, her grandmother who helped raise her, Erika Loyko.

Kara had an army of aunts and uncles who loved her so very much. Peggy and Rich Weimer, Dawn Stegmaier, Ron and Deb Hess, Jack and Deb Cunningham, Kevin and Denise Joyce, Douglas Hess and Janet Malkin, Junior Gonzalez and Bonnie Hartman along with many cousins who have many memories of growing up right alongside her. Kara also leaves behind a fiercely loyal and loving friend, Victoria Olivia.

Kara was an intelligent young woman, graduating summa cum laude from William Patterson University with a degree in Education, had a beautiful singing voice which she shared through her high school choir, had the most infectious smile and laugh, and most importantly to be remembered, Kara was not only Mommy but was best friends with her son, her baby, Jonathan.

Family and friends are invited to visit with Kara’s family on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from

6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Home, 2141 South Broad Street, Hamilton, NJ.

A Celebration of life service will begin at 8:00 p.m.

Cremation will be private and at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to either American Thyroid Association ,, American Thyroid Association,

2000 Duke Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314. Or to the

, Best Friends Lifesaving Center, Attn: Donations,

307 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013.


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