Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mahn Twin City Chapel, 515 Collins, Festus, Missouri 63028
Date: Friday, February 24 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Mahn Twin City Chapel
Shepherd Hills Cemetery, Barnhart, Missouri
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Kress Farm Garden Preserve, 5137 Glade Chapel Rd, Hillsboro, MO 63050
Jacob Albert "Jay" Kress, age 93 of Hillsboro, Missouri entered into rest February 20, 2017 at Fountainbleau Nursing Center, Festus, Born April 28, 1923, in Piqua Kansas, to the late Jacob and Katherine (Koester) Kress. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a company clerk, stenographer and court reporter and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; He had previously operated dental offices in Concord Village in South St Louis County and had taught at St Louis Univerity and Washington University Dental Schools. Jay had been active in 4-H Club, St Louis Arts & Improvement, Inc and North St Louis Development Association. After buying the farm on Glade Chapel Rd in 1960 he built a new house, barns and developed gardens now known as Kress Farm Garden Preserve. His very good friend and partner, Wally Lorella, paid to have a new club house built for the Club. He and Wally built a house in Antonia, MO and restored several apartments and home in South St Louis. He attended St Louis University and was awarded Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1951. During the years he was in partnership with his father and operated a grocery store.
In addition to his parents and good friend, Wally, he was preceded in death by siblings: Herman, William, Jerome, Josephine, Teresa, Genevieve and Mary. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends including, Bill and Delia Cannon.