Phyllis Elaine Behnke
02/10/1923 - 04/21/2006
Phyllis Elaine Behnke, 83, of Kewanee, Il. died at 4:30 A.M. Friday, April 21, 2006 at Courtyard Estates in Kewanee where she resided. She was born February 10, 1923 in Galva, Il. the daughter of Edward and Florence (Shurley) Swanson. She graduated from Galva High School in 1940. She married Robert R. Behnke June 8, 1941 in Galva, Il. He died February 21, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter Sondra Reeves.
Surviving is a son Edward (Rebecca) Behnke of Kewanee, a daughter Jane (Bill) Wingo of The Woodlands, Texas, son-in-law David Reeves of Kewanee, seven grandsons, two granddaughters and ten great grandchildren.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kewanee where she had taught the third grade Sunday school class and assisted with Bible School. She was a member of the church’s WAWTABT Sunday School class. She enjoyed reading and doing jigsaw puzzles.
Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Monday, April 24, 2006 at First Baptist Church, Kewanee, Il. Rev. Dr. Kevin Siscoe will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. Visitation will be from 2-4 P.M. Sunday, April 23rd at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.
Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church.