Beatrice “Bea” Everhart Behr, 93, of Fryburg, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on March 28, 1919, in Green County, Tenn., the daughter of James F. and Lillie P. (Stroud) Gillette, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 6, 1937, she married Paul T. Everhart, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1984. On May 1, 1999, she married Wilbur C. Behr, and he survives.
She is also survived by three children, Vergie (Gary) Truesdale of Spencerville, James (Jenny) Everhart of Wapakoneta and Vicki (Gary) Hefner of Westminster; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; eight stepchildren, Melvin (Linda) Behr, Donna (Dennis) Steinke and Eugene Behr, all of Wapakoneta; Jerry (Jewel) Behr of Cartersville, Ga., Carol (Dan) Hemmert of Sidney, Norman (Kim) Behr of Wapakoneta, Nelson Behr of Columbus and Dennis (Karen) Behr of Troy; a stepdaughter-in-law, Pat Behr of St. Marys; 30 stepgrandchildren; 39 great-stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Pearl Ashley and Huberta Smith, both of Morristown, Tenn.; a brother, James (Ruth) Gillette of Lima; a sister-in-law, QV Gillette of Morristown, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Virgil Behr; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred (Bernice) Gillette, Charles (Ruby) Gillette and Bob Gillette; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Flora (Jim) Drinnon, Cleo (Estel) Snowden, Jenny (Pete) Dawson and Wanda McNeal; two brothers-in-law, Paul Ashley and Bill Smith.
A homemaker, Bea was a member of the Wapakoneta Baptist Church. Her hobbies included bowling, dancing, traveling, crocheting and painting.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Eric McDunnell Sr. officiating. Burial is to follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and one hour before the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions mayube directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at BayliffAndEleyfh.com.