Beatrice Everhart "Bea" Behr

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FRYBURG - 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 March 28, 1919, in Green County, Tenn., the daughter of James F. and Lillie P. (Stroud) Gillette, who preceded her in death.
On Nov. 6, 1937, she married Paul T. Everhart, and he died Nov. 9, 1984. She married Wilbur C. Behr on May 1, 1999, and he survives her.
Other survivors include three children, Vergie (Gary) Truesdale, of Spencerville, James (Jenny) Everhart, of Wapakoneta, and Vicki (Gary) Hefner, of Westminster; five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include 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.
She is also survived by a stepdaughter-in-law, Pat Behr, of St. Marys; 30 stepgrandchildren and 39 stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl Ashley and Huberta Smith, both of Morristown, Tenn.; a brother, James (Ruth) Gillette, of Lima; and a sister-in-law, QV Gillette, of Morristown, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Virgil Behr; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred (Bernice) Gillette, Charles (Ruby) Gillette and Bob Gillette; sisters and brothers-in-law, Flora (Jim) Drinnon, Cleo (Estel) Snowden, Jenny (Pete) Dawson and Wanda McNeal; and 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 conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, by Pastor Eric McDunnell Sr. Burial is to follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service, Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed at

Published in Sidney Daily News on Nov. 14, 2012