Della Frances Jess, 86, who owned a farm south of Havre, died of natural causes at Northern Montana Hospital on Nov. 15, 2009.
A funeral service celebration of her life will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the Assembly of God Church with burial following in Highland Cemetery. A fellowship dinner will be held after the services. Memorials may be sent to the Glacier Bible Camp, c/o District Office, 2147 Overland Ave., Suite 100, Billings, MT 59102. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. Della was born on Aug. 10, 1923, in Illinois to Thomas and Cora (Leeds) Manuel. She enjoyed her family, friends and home. A major influence in her life was her faith in Jesus Christ. Survivors include daughters, Jane (Jerry) McGillivray of Chinook, Sylvia (Lynn) Arney of Longmont, Colo.; brothers, Charles (Ann) Manuel of Havre, Alfred (Laura) Manuel of California, Don (Alice) Manuel of Florida; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gottlieb Jess; four brothers and three sisters.