Obit: Jessica Hannes


Jessica Lee Hannes, 50, of Wilton died Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City. Cremation rites will be accorded and a public memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the family, C/O Rick Hannes, PO Box 416, Wilton, Iowa 52778. Online condolences may be left at

Jessica was born in Muscatine on July 2, 1970, the daughter of Floyd and Judith (Landon) McKillip. She graduated from Muscatine High School with the class of 1989. She earned her degree in Massage Therapy from Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Wellness in Davenport. Jessica married Rick Hannes on June 3, 1989 in Wilton.

Jessica was an Environmental Service Specialist for various companies. She liked the outdoors, especially fishing and camping. In her free time, Jessica enjoyed listening to music, painting, drawing and attending flea markets. Jessica also enjoyed watching sports, especially the Chicago Cubs, Green Bay Packers, and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Most of all, Jessica treasured spending time with her family playing cards and board games.

Jessica will be dearly missed by her husband, Rick; two children, Jeff (Sam) Hannes of Wilton and Rebecca (Jacob Shirley) Hannes of Wilton; four grandchildren, Raya, Benjamin, Ashton and Perseus; and one on the way in April; one brother, Tim (Laura) Wright of Eldon; three sisters, Paula (Chuck) Sorrowfree of Buffalo, Teresa Johnson of Muscatine, and Joy Thorne of Clinton; her mother-in-law, Dixie Hannes of Buffalo; and her service dog, Minnie Bit.

Jessica was preceded in death by her parents; and one infant brother, Glen.

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