She was born August 7, 1934 to Dr. Charles Hodge Wallace Jr. and Bickley Elizabeth (Smith) Wallace.
She married Roger Allen Hegarty, July 24, 1957. She was a graduate of The Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri and attended the University of Arizona, where she was in the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.
Jessamine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Charles Hodge Wallace III.
Survivors: daughter, Blair Hegarty, Overland Park, Kansas; sons, Cort Hegarty (Tracee), St. Joseph, Missouri and Hodge Hegarty, Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Chase, Hunter, Morgan, and Lily Caudill, and Nick, Sarah, Lane, and Halle Hegarty; cousin, Bickley Bayer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many, many good friends.
A private memorial service is planned. The family suggests memorial gifts to be sent to the Noyes Home and Children's Mercy Hospital. Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.