Barbara Behme
Barbara Behme
Barbara Behme

Obituary of Barbara Behme

Barbara Joan Behme, 86, of Carlinville, went to be with our Heavenly Father Friday morning, June 8, 2018 from Heritage Health Care in Carlinville, IL.


Barbara was born on December 5, 1931 to Stephen and Tresa (Herman) Beasley in Carlinville, IL. 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, IL. 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, IL, and Terri (Brad) Mitchell of Litchfield, IL; 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; 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 pm - 7:00 pm at Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, 2010 East First South Street, Carlinville, IL. A Prayer Service will follow visitation at 7:00 pm.


Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 10:00 am at Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Carlinville, IL, 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.