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Millie Rose Hein, age 78, of Newton, Kansas, went home to the Lord on April 2, 2023, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 26, 1944, in Lawrence, Kansas, she was the daughter of Lewis and Dorothy Higgins, and sister to Sonny Higgins, all of whom preceded her in death.
Millie was a devoted mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her family, making memories that will be treasured forever. She had three children, Michael, Robin, and Patricia, with her former husband Gerald (Jerry) Collins. In 1975, she found the love of her life and soulmate, Manfred Hein, whom she was married to for 46 wonderful years.
Throughout her life, Millie worked in many different jobs, but her favorite was serving as a telemetry technician at Newton Medical Center, where she worked for 25 years until retirement in 2020. Her true passion in life, however, was serving Christ and being an active member of First Church of God in Newton. She led youth groups, the pioneer club, crafts and the prayer chain, and was known for her unwavering faith and devotion.
Millie will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and positive spirit. She had a heart of gold and was loved by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Manfred Hein; her children, Michael (Ian) Collins, Robin (Russell) Stewart, and Patricia Laird; her grandchildren, Melissa (Mark) Antonaccio, Zoe (Matt) Wennberg, Zachary (Sarahfae) Collins, Linsey (Jonathan) Foth, Hunter Collins, Levi Laird, Brandon Birzer, Demi Collins, and Tiffany (Shawn) Walker; and great-grandchildren, Ruxson, Harper, Makenzie, Zendaya, Karter, Danielle, Lila, Landry, Ruby, Elijah, and Karma. She is also survived by her sister, Linda (Larry) Weliver; other to mention, Jody (Mike) Sutherland, Tammie (Paul) Laird Pendleton, and numerous other family members and dear friends.
A visitation and service will be held on April 8, 2023, at the First Church of God in Newton, KS. The visitation will be from 9am – 10, followed by service from 10am-11am. Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to the First Church of God, in honor of Millie’s dedication to her faith and church community. Millie’s memory will live on forever in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
Saturday, April 8, 2023
9:00 - 10:00am (Central time)
Visitation will take place an hour before the funeral service.
Saturday, April 8, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
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