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Lynn (Hestir) Wegener

March 17, 1945 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 74)


Lynn Hestir Wegener, 74, wife of Joseph Wegener, of Due West, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at AnMed Health in Anderson, following a brief illness.

Reared in Texas, she developed an early passion for literature and languages, earning a degree from Eckerd College.  Lynn employed her linguistic skills in numerous local papers and periodicals, teaching at local public and private schools and colleges, and in homeschooling her children. She also instilled a deep love for arts, language, science, and the Bible through daily readings to her family.

Lynn wrote, edited, and published articles in publications throughout upstate SC, including The Abbeville Press and Banner, The Honea Path Chronicle, Organic Gardening, Mother Earth News, and various other periodicals. She enjoyed volunteering with the American Red Cross, where her linguistic skills in Spanish, Russian, and German were used. Lynn and Joe also sponsored multiple refugee families from southeast Asia and former Communist countries throughout the 80s and 90s, providing homes, jobs, and teaching English.

She is preceded in rest by her parents, Bluford and Lucy Ratchford Hestir; a son, John and a brother, Brent.

Lynn is survived by Joseph, her husband of 52 years; sons David and James; daughters Laura and Naomi; her brother, Brad Hestir; her sister, Lee Hestir Silver; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson and numerous other family and friends.

Graveside services were held June 13, 2019 in Due West, SC. A memorial service will be at Temple B’nai Israel in Anderson at 4:30PM, Sunday, June 16, 2019.

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Memorial Service
June 16, 2019

4:30 PM
Temple B'nai Israel
1302 N. Oakland Ave.
Anderson, SC 29621

Private Burial

Due West Baptist Church Cemetery
Lindsey Cemetery Road
Due West, SC 29639

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