Reta L. Heine

Funeral services for Reta L. Heine, 92, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Monday, June 24, 2024, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with Michael Readinger and David Scott officiating. The family will greet friends prior to the service at 10 a.m. A private burial will take place following the service. Reta died Thursday, June 13th at KU Medical Center.

Reta was born on January 7, 1932, in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Leonard and Ada (Kurtz) Bagby. Reta married Otis L. ‘Lud’ Heine on July 6, 1952, at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence.

Reta graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1950. Where she was a member of Glee Club. She worked until her retirement at Standard Mutual Life Insurance Company in Lawrence. In retirement she enjoyed working in the cafeteria of Quail Run Elementary School. Reta enjoyed gardening, oil painting, crocheting, sewing, and cooking. She used her handiwork skills to create many beautiful paintings, quilts, scarves, lap robes, etc. Many of these items were donated in service to area care facilities and to Lutheran World Relief. She was a founding, and current member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She dedicated many years in service to the church and to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML).

Survivors include a son, Rodney C. Heine and wife Lanaea, Lawrence; a daughter, Rhonda E. Bingaman and husband Brian, Okla. City; grandchildren: Kirstyn Spieth and her husband James; Tyler Bingaman and his wife Shelby, and Hayden Bingaman; great grandchildren: Reagan and Holland Bingaman, Kessler and Callan Spieth; niece, Valerie Earhart and her husband Darrin; nephew Kyle Peaslee, who provided much love and support in recent years; many other nieces and nephews. Reta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers Laverne Bagby and Leon ‘Bob” Bagby, her twin sister Ruby Peaslee, and a granddaughter, Kahlyn Heine.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kahlyn E. Heine Legacy Foundation, the LWML at Redeemer Lutheran Church, or a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Brenda Meyers...

Rita was such a wonderful and caring person. She had a smile for everyone. I worked with Rita when she was a cook at Quail Run Elementary School.

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From Robert Silipigni...

Rod, My thoughts are with you and your family. From your friend, Bob

From Rusty Bruns...

Rodney and family, so very sorry for your loss. She was a really nice person and good friend to my parents, mom always enjoyed talking over the fence with her back in the day! Our condolences.

From Kay Wittman...

Sorry for your loss she was a sweet lady.

From Kathe Benschoter Clark...

Condolences to your family.

From Sharon Thurber...

So sorry for your loss. I remember her from the early years in the Old Belvoir community. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

From Lois Mead...

Rod and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From Pat Neis Johnston...

Sorry for your loss. As you know, she was a wonderful caring person. I had the joy of working with her. She was also a distant cousin.

From Julie Rea...

Your mom looks like she was an amazing person. Sorry to hear of her loss, but she sounds as if her life was very full and she left a wonderful family legacy. Please accept my condolences.

From Joyce and Jerry Cromwell...

So sorry for your loss! Such a sweet lady!

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