Jane Eagle Hege, died July 6, 2017 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury. She was the mother of Michael Lunsford of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and Brandon Lunsford of Charlotte.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph Charles and Etta Holshouser Eagle, and grew up in Salisbury’s Cannon Mill Village with her older brothers, Gene Eagle of Charlotte, Carl Eagle of Salisbury, Jerry Eagle of Summerfield, NC, and younger sister Ann McCanless of Salisbury. Another brother, J.C. Eagle Jr., died in 1938 and a sister Margaret Elizabeth died in 1954.
Though she met her husband, Edward Hege, in fourth grade at A.T. Allen Elementary School, they did not marry until 1993. They both graduated from Boyden High School in 1961. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she also earned a master’s degree in 1973.
During her first years out of college she lived and worked in Louisville and Hazard, KY, Charleston and Huntington, W.VA.; and Greensboro and Raleigh, NC. She returned to Salisbury in 1977. Her last 20 years of work were spent at the Salisbury Post, where she had worked briefly as a young woman. She retired in 2001.
In addition to her husband, her sons, and her siblings, she is survived by stepdaughter Amy Hege Atwell of Oak Island; stepson Jeff Hege of Norfolk; grandchildren Nellie Lunsford of Bainbridge Island Washington, Naima Hege of Norfolk, and Tucker Atwell of Oak Island; special niece and goddaughter Kate McDermott of Charlotte; and special nephews David McCanless of Rome, Italy; and William McCanless of Charlotte.
Jane will be laid to rest at the Salisbury National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House 1229 Statesville Blvd. Salisbury, NC 28144 or the Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.
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Ed, so sorry to hear about Jane.I remember fondly our lunch at Richards and the visit to your new home.She was a special person.
Submitted by Angelo Mitchell on Jul 25 2017 09:21:30 PM
Ed, so sorry to hear about Jane's passing. She was a lovely woman and very talented.
Submitted by David Jones on Jul 10 2017 07:40:41 AM
I have lost a best friend! Jane and I met in 1957 when we were freshmen at Boyden High School and immediately became best friends. We were college roommates. We went our separate ways after college but kept in touch. When I moved back to Salisbury in 2013, I bought a home in the same development as Ed and Jane. For the past four years, Jane and I have enjoyed lunch together almost weekly.
To Ed, Michael, Brandon, and the rest of Jane's family--She will be missed but we can be happy that Jane has no more pain. God bless each of you! Rest in peace, Jane.
Submitted by Faye Taylor on Jul 9 2017 02:47:43 PM
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