Rebecca Ann “Becky” Hege, 81, died on September 12, 2022, at Halstead Health and Rehab in Halstead, Kansas. She was born on January 11, 1941, in Newton, Kansas, the daughter of Cecil and Ima (Lawson) Foster. Becky attended Newton and Emporia High Schools. Graduating from Emporia with the class of 1959.
Becky’s passion was helping others. She worked for many years as a Family Support Worker with the State of Kansas, Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
On July 14, 1961, she was united in marriage with Gerald Dean Koehn. He preceded her in death on September 7, 1966. She again found true love, and on August 16, 1971 married Richard Hege in Miami, Oklahoma. The couple celebrated 51 beautiful years together this past August.
Becky is survived by her husband, Richard Hege; daughters, Misty (Bruce) Bartel, Melissa (Merlin) Koehn, and Melanie McClain; sons, Shawn Hege, and Shane (Dana) Hege; sister, Edwina “Eddy” Beard; 11 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Gerald D. Koehn; and sisters Glenna Becker and Joy Craig.
A Remembrance Open House will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at #4 Cedar Drive, Newton, KS. Private family graveside services will be held.
Memorial contributions in Becky’s name may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 North Main, Newton, KS 67114.
My sympathy to you at this sad time.
So sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife. She was always happy and smiling. I enjoyed knowing her. Prayers for you all.
William and Lois Bemiss Sorry to hear of your loss . I always liked her and all the good times to remember.Prayers for all.
Shawn, my prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.
Emily and I are so sorry for your loss. We are sending healing energy to you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and I will always have good memories of her. May the good memories get you through this tough time.
Richard and Family:
So sorry to hear of the passing of Becky,
Blessings to you as you celebrate her life and grieve her loss.
Grand Central Senior Center
Richard, am sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.
Richard and Family, our family was so sadden to hear of Becky’s passing. Both of you were our favorite neighbors and so great to our children on Circle Drive. She was such a great person.
Lawrence, Cindy, Kelly, Rachael Duty