Barbara Joan Behme, 86 of Carlinville, went to be with our Heavenly Father Friday morning, June 8, 2018, from Heritage Health Care in Carlinville. Barbara was born on December 5, 1931, to Stephen and Tresa (Herman) Beasley in Carlinville.
She was a 1949 graduate of Carlinville High School and a 1953 graduate of St. John’s School of Nursing. Barbara worked as a RN for hospitals in Springfield, Litchfield, and Carlinville for over forty years, retiring in January of 1994. On February 13, 1954, she married Erwin Behme at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Carlinville. Barb was very active in the Carlinville community and was a past member of Ss Mary and Joseph choir, the Elks choir, and the Red Hat Ladies. She was also in the special club called the “nifty-fifty card club”. She was a lifetime member of Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Erwin; two daughters, Deborah (John) O’Brien of Carlinville and Terri (Brad) Mitchell of Litchfield; son, Stephen Behme of Blythewood, SC; grandchildren, Leslie Mitchell, Nick (Hanna) and Sean O’Brien, Alyssa, Carter, and Tristan Behme; great-granddaughters, Josie, Lexie, and Laine O’Brien; and several nieces and nephews.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Paul Beasley.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 11, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, 2010 East First South Street, Carlinville. A prayer service will follow visitation at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the church with a visitation time one hour before the service. Rev. Michael Haag will officiate. Burial will take place in the Mace (Emrick) Cemetery in rural Carlinville. Memorials are suggested to Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church building fund.
Davis Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.