Rebecca (Becky) S. Newkirk, 61, received her crown of victory and went home to be with the Lord on March 1, 2014. Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home and a service celebrating Becky’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Mehan Union Church in Stillwater. A private family burial will take place late that afternoon. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday with the family greeting friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday evening.
Rebecca Suzanne Sednek was born in Rushville on July 11, 1952, the daughter of the late William F. Sednek and Kathryn (Sullivan) Sednek. She was raised and educated in Rushville. In 1982, Becky finally gave in to several months of begging, and married the love of her life and her soulmate, Doug Newkirk. Shortly after the wedding, Becky and Doug relocated to Stillwater, Okla., where Becky took a job as an administrative assistant in the financial aid office at Oklahoma State University. After a few years, Becky transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Dept. office at OSU. She later accepted a position with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education where she worked in the purchasing department, as well as working as a switchboard operator. Becky spent more than 15 years with Career Tech before retiring in May of 2013.
Becky was a Spirit filled God fearing woman who was known for the strength of her faith in Jesus Christ. She valued the Church, had a heart for worship, and understood the power in prayer. She will be remembered for her relentless positive and hopeful perspective in life, her generosity and compassion for others, and her beautiful smile. Becky loved her husband Doug passionately, she took great pride in caring for her children and grandchildren, and she cherished and loved all her family unconditionally, those by blood, those by marriage, and those by heart. Becky was exceptional in her love and devotion as a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.