OBITUARY: Rebecca Ann ‘Becky’ Hege

Rebecca Ann “Becky” Hege, 81, died on Sept. 12, 2022, at Halstead Health and Rehab in Halstead.

She was born on Jan. 11, 1941, in Newton, 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, Okla. 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, her first husband Gerald D. Koehn and sisters Glenna Becker and Joy Craig.

A Remembrance Open House will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at No. 4 Cedar Drive, Newton.  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, Kan., 67114.

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