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Rebecca Ann Lankford
March 6, 1951 ~ January 21, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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A Celebration of Life ceremony honoring Rebecca Ann Lankford will be held 11 AM Saturday, February 11, 2023 in the Rivercrest Chapel, 13329 S. Memorial Drive in Bixby. The Rev. W. Lee Domenick will officiate. A reception toasting Becky's life will follow in the Great Room. Becky passed away January 21, 2023 in Tulsa after suffering from multiple strokes and dementia over the last decade. She was 71 years old.
Becky was born in Enid, Oklahoma on March 6, 1951. She is preceded in death by her wonderful parents, J.C. and Leeta Lankford. Survived by her son, Robert B. Stegge and grandchildren, Zoe "Codey" and Gage Stegge of Austin, TX; By her daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Daniel Kern and her grandchildren, Jackson & Stella of Jenks OK; her brother Joe Lankford of Norman, OK and her nieces and their respective families: Jennifer, Justin, Mason & Max Beaty and Julie, Jason, Hayden & Hudson Yousey of Oklahoma City.
Becky attended Kaiser Elementary in Oklahoma City and graduated from Northwest Classen High School in 1969. While in high school, Becky was significantly influenced by her favorite teacher, Clara Luper, who was an integral part of the civil rights movement and helped end segregation in Oklahoma.
Following high school, Becky attended the Maplewoods College in Kansas City. While in college, she would meet Robert Leroy Stegge, who she married in 1972 and started a family. Divorced in 1986, Becky relocated to Norman to be close to her wonderful parents who provided love and support for both her and her kids. Becky worked hard at whatever she would set her mind to throughout her lifetime. Most of her working life was spent as a nursing assistant in assisted living facilities and home healthcare. She had a gift for connecting with and caring for the elderly.
Becky moved to Tulsa in 2008 to live close to her daughter, Stephanie and beloved son-in-law, Danny. She had a strong faith in God, loved dogs, her family, going shopping, planting flowers, Dolly Parton, ice cream and the color pink. She spent money like water, said whatever was on her mind, laughed loudly at inappropriate times, was extremely gullible, rushed into decisions without thinking, loved deeply, made the best of any situation and never gave up. She was faced with a lot of challenges and adversity in her life, nevertheless she persisted. She was loved immensely and is now, finally, free.
Ashes will be interred at her family plot in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, Missouri at a future date.