Rebecca Jean Deist

January 6, 1997 — June 15, 2016

Rebecca Jean Deist

Rebecca “Becca” Jean Deist, 19, of Lyons and formerly of McPherson, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in an automobile accident near Windom, KS. Her boyfriend, Nicholas “Nick” Schwarz and their unborn daughter, Hailey Jean Schwarz, also died in the accident.

Becca was born on January 6, 1997, in Hastings, MN. Becca graduated from McPherson High School in 2015 and had recently been working at Casey’s General Store in Lyons.

Survivors include: parents, Gary & Patricia Williams of McPherson, KS and Joshua & Starla Gesaman of McPherson, KS; brothers, Matthew Gesaman and James Gesaman, both of McPherson, KS; grandmothers, Cathy Deist of Manhattan, KS and Mary Gesaman of McPherson, KS.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, June 24, 2016, at McPherson Church of the Brethren with Rev. Jerry Bowen officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 23, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson County Humane Society or to the Rebecca Deist GoFundMe at www.gofundme.com in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rebecca Jean Deist please visit our Sympathy Store.

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