Bethel May Hegar

Jan. 25, 1932 Ė

Sept. 17, 2013

Bethel May Uselton Hegar, 81, passed away in Ennis on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

Bethel was born in Vernon, Texas, on Jan. 25, 1932 to Robert Thomas and Sallie Margaret (Harrison) Uselton. She graduated from Southwestern High School in Vernon in 1950. She attended Southwestern Bible Institute from 1950-1955.

She received her B.A. in English from North Texas State University in 1956. She also received a masterís degree in English and psychology from NTSU in 1962.

On Aug. 13, 1966 she married Frank A. Hegar and they made their home in Farmerís Branch, the moved to Frisco in 1968, Waxahachie in 1988 and to Ennis in 2004.

She worked for Frisco ISD for more than 10 years as a Middle School principal, for Dallas ISD for several years as an elementary teacher and for Southwestern Assemblies of God College for three years teaching English.

She was a member of the Assembly of God and Phi Beta Kappa.

She is survived by two sons, Frank A. Hegar and his wife, Lori of Ennis and Randy Hegar and his wife, Stephanie of Rowlett; Darlene Robinson, whom she raised as a daughter, and her husband, Dale of Italy; six grandchildren: Amber Hegar, Frank Wesley Hegar, Brittany Hegar, Veronica Kemp, Sabrina Kemp and Matthew Kemp; 13 great-grandchildren and her twin sister, Ethel White of Ennis.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation was Friday, Sept. 20 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A celebration of her life will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Interment will follow at Calloway Cemetery in Euless, Texas at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bethelís name to the Gideon Bible Society, Southwestern Assemblies of God University or to your favorite missionary.