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Caron Hecker

December 8, 2017

Caron A. Hecker, age 76, of Hays, Kansas, died Friday, December 8, 2017, at Hays Medical Center in Hays. She was born January 28, 1941, in Orion, Kansas to William and Frances M. (Allen) Stevenson. She married Gilbert Peter Hecker on January 17, 1959, in Oakley, Kansas.

She worked in accounting and was a bookkeeper all her working years.  Caron worked at Hardman’s Lumber from 1970 to 1984, and Glassman’s Heating and Air from 1984 to 1988, both in Russell.  She then worked at Mid-West Drugs Center in Hays, from 1988 to 1998, when she then retired.

Caron attended her first eight years of school at the Union School House at Orion then finished her schooling at Oakley.  She was a 1959, graduate of Oakley High School.

She lived in Oakley until 1970, then moved to Russell, and in 1986, she moved to Hays. While living in Russell she was a member and Past President of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and played the organ at St. Mary Catholic Church.  She attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and was a member of St. Nicholas of Myra’s Catholic Church both in Hays.

After she retired, she and her husband traveled the States in their motorhome and on their motorcycle until 2017. She was a seamstress, making a lot of her family’s clothes and Bridesmaid dresses.  She loved to crochet and made crochet show dresses and ballgowns for dolls.

Survivors include her husband, Gilbert, of the home; two sons, Robert Hecker, Watkins, CO; Douglas Hecker, Russell, KS; one daughter, Jacqulen “Jackie” Postier and her husband, Lowel, Inman, KS; one brother, Jack Stevenson, Oakley, KS; one sister, Ilene Rose, Oakley, KS; five grandchildren, Jesse Postier, Amanda Postier, Jordan Hecker, Taylor Hecker and Jonathan Hecker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Walter Stevenson; one sister, Myrtle Katzenmeier and one grandson.

Services are 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 14, 2017, at St. Nicholas of Myra’s Catholic Church, 2901 East 13th Street, Hays, Kansas.  A private family inurnment will be held later.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Thursday, at the church.

Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association in care of Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

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 Service Information

Funeral Service
December 14, 2017

2:00 PM
St. Nicholas of Myra
2901 e. 13th street
hays, ks 67601

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