Barbara Jeanne Hegman, 84, of Sarona died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at home with her husband and daughter there.
Barbara was born in Detroit Michigan, to Harley and Hesten (Wisner) Bowers on September 29, 1934, so she just made it past her birthday. She was the sort of woman who drew hurting and needy people to her, and through her friendship, they found themselves, and what they needed to heal. She was an endless storyteller, and no situation went by without one of her stories. She was drawn to youth; the age of not-quite-no-longer-silly kids, but almost their awkward adult. She treated them as people, and helped them make that transition. Our house was always full of “adopted” kids, her family said. She will always be loved by Glenn, Lorna, Ramona, and Bob, (who adopted her as his Mom long ago).
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, with Pastor Ronald Gormong officiating at Spooner Wesleyan Church. A private, family burial was held at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery near Spooner.
Arrangements were entrusted to Spooner Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared with Barbara’s family at bratley-nelsonchapels.com.