Mary E. Behney

Mary E. Behney, 101, formerly of S. 5th Street, Tower City, died Saturday, Oct. 6, at School Yard Square Home, Pine Grove.

Born in Tower City, March 12, 1911, she was a daughter of the late George and Carrie Evans Rhoades.

She was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Tower City and also the women's guild of the church. She was a former member of the Williams Valley Senior Citizens.

In addition to her parents she was pre-deceased by her husband, Homer, 1986 and her daughter, Marie Alutius, 2009.

Surviving are her son-in-law, Joseph, Alutius, Alaska; one grandson, David Alutius, Alaska; three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. from Trinity United Church of Christ, Tower City with Rev. Edward Gobrecht officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Viewing will be from 10-11 am at the church. Memorial donations in Mary's name should be made to Trinity U.C.C., 449 E. Grand Ave., Tower City, PA 17980. Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc. ,Tower City has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guest book visit

Published in The News Item on Oct. 11, 2012