Jeanette M. (Beebe) Behnke, age 85, passed away in the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, October 13, 2023. Jeanette was born on March 11, 1938, at the Beebe homestead on Lynch Rd in Holley, N.Y.
She graduated from Holley Central School in 1956 and from Highland Hospital School of Nursing, as a registered nurse in 1959.
William and Jeanette Behnke were married August 15, 1959.
Jeanette’s career began at the Arnold Gregory Hospital in Albion, N.Y. For many years, she worked for the Holley and Kendall School Districts as a substitute school nurse. Other jobs included nurse for the New York State Migrant Childcare Program and night supervisor at the Beikirch Nursing Home.
A longtime member of the Kendall Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. She held the offices for President and Treasurer over the years.
Knitting and crocheting were her favorite pastimes, over the years making many gifts for family and friends. Her hands were always busy. She was also known as an avid reader. She also enjoyed travelling and camping and loved making cookies for her grandchildren to enjoy.
Mrs. Behnke was predeceased by her parents Reed and Beatrice (Barrett) Beebe, brother Selden Beebe and a son-in-law Scott Heidemann.
She is survived by her husband William, son Michael (Janet) Behnke, daughters Sharon (Charles) Patt and Lisa (Scott Hass) Heidemann-Hass, grandchildren Elizabeth (Steven) Rienks, Christine Behnke, Bryan (Meg) Patt, Jason (Quinn) Patt, Reed (Kristina) Heidemann, Spencer (Erin) Heidemann, sister Maxine (Joseph) Nenni, sister-in-law Debra Beebe, nine great-grandchildren, and nephews Michael and Gregory Nenni, and Jeramie and Eric Beebe.
There are no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Jeanette’s Memorial Service, TUESDAY OCTOBER 17th in Concordia Lutheran Church, 1769 Kendall Road, Kendall beginning at 2 p.m. Private interment in Beechwood Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church 1769 Kendall Rd, Kendall, NY 14476 or the Kendall Fire Dept. 1879 Kendall Rd. Kendall, NY 14476
Jeanette’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home 16650 State Route 31, Holley, NY.
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