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Betty Behan

September 2, 1928 July 4, 2016
Betty Behan
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Obituary for Betty Behan

Funeral services for Betty Frances Walker Behan will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2016, 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Hornbeck, 2342 Stillwell Avenue, Hornbeck, LA with Rev. Jack Bell and Rev. Kenneth Baggs officiating. Burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hornbeck, LA, under the direction of Jeane"s Funeral Service. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, from 5:00 " 9:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Hornbeck, Hornbeck, LA. Betty Frances Walker Behan was born on September 2, 1928, to Thomas and Laura Dowden Walker in Hornbeck, LA. She passed away on July 4, 2016, in Leesville, LA at the age of 87. Mrs. Behan was a lifelong resident of the Hornbeck area and a 1946 graduate of Hornbeck High School. In 1946, Betty met and married William Odell Behan, Sr. They were married for 61 years until his death in 2008. She worked for Jett"s Store "forever" and finished her working career at Gass Grocery. Betty will be remembered as a faithful Christian mother. Her children describe her as a rare jewel. For over 60 years, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Hornbeck. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William Odell Behan, Sr., her parents: Thomas and Laura Walker, brother: Guy Porter, sisters: Pearl Spears, Velma Richie, Elma Gass, and Jirlene Spears, son-in-law: Ray Kyle, and daughter-in-law: Evelyn Lord Behan. She is survived by her sons: Dale and Linda Behan of Ft. Worth, TX and William and Velva Behan, Jr. of Anacoco, LA Daughter: Shirley Kyle of Leesville, LA Brother: T.J. and Betty Walker of Ft. Worth, TX Sister: Maxine and Edward Bridges of Leesville, LA Grandchildren: William Dale Behan, Laura Davis, Whitney Martin, Krystal Stevens, Nikol Weeks, Tracy Manning, and Brenda Norris Numerous Great-Grandchildren Mrs. Behan"s family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Greg Lord and the staff at The Woodlands Healthcare Center for their care and compassion. Words of comfort may be extended to the family at www.jeanesfs.com .

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