Mary C. Behnen

Mary C.  Behnen, nee Head, 95, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, February 22, 1917, in Aurora, IL, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mary worked as a legal secretary for Greensfielder, Hemker, Gale. She was a life time member of the Ladies Auxillary of the Elks Lodge, avid Cardinals fan, and bingo player.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Merlin  Behnen
  • Parents: William and Isabelle nee Taylor, Head
  • Son: Richard L. Pepper

Surviving are her:

  • Daughter: Sharon (Frank) Vollmer of Belleville, IL
  • Dear Daughter-In-Law: Sandra L. Pepper of Belleville, IL
  • 5 Grandchildren
    • Dr. Paul (Carrie) Vollmer of Stillwater, MN
    • Elizabeth (Amy) Kohler of Belleville, IL
    • George Vollmer of Belleville, IL
    • Christopher (Jennifer) Vollmer of Belleville, IL
    • Angela (Jeff Hemmel) Pepper of Swansea, IL
  • 7  Great Grandchildren
    • Sydney Carnahan
    • Alex Vollmer
    • Dominick Vollmer
    • Caleb Kohler
    • Joshua McIntosh
    • Chase Pepper
    • Colton Hemmel

Special thanks to the 5th and 6th floor nurses at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Heartland Hospice, and to Dr. Carla Samson.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Heartland Hospice or Donors Choice

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, April 27, 2012 with a 5:00pm prayer service at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 9:45am, Saturday, April 28, 2012 for a 10:00am mass of Christian burial at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Belleville, IL with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.  Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for Mary C. Behnen:

    My prayers are with you. I love the Vollmer family and they have brought such joy to me through the years.

    Elizabeth George Elizabethtown kentucky 42701