Jeanne Behringer


GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Jeanne Lisk Behringer, 89, of Grove City, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 12, 2014.

A daughter of Harlan W. and Norma Lisk, she was born on February 5, 1925, in Delphos, Ohio. She then lived in Van Wert, Ohio, for a short period before her family moved to Defiance, Ohio. Mrs. Behringer graduated from Defiance High School and then attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she studied art. She later transferred to Defiance College.

Jeanne married R. Jack Behringer on June 8, 1947. They moved to Wooster, Ohio, in 1950, and she worked as a legal secretary there until 1956 when they relocated to Grove City, Pennsylvania. For the next decade, she substituted as a legal secretary for McBride & McBride. Mrs. Behringer attended the East Main Presbyterian Church in Grove City and was active in the life of Grove City College, where she was a much-loved sorority mother for Alpha Beta Tau.

Working as a volunteer gave Mrs. Behringer great pleasure and she devoted her time to the Grove City Medical Center (originally the Grove City Hospital), the first Grove City Community Library and the Junior Women's Club. She was also a member of the Grove City Historical Society, the Shakespeare and literary clubs and several bridge clubs. In 2004, she was the honoree for the Mercer County-Grove City American Heart Walk.

Mrs. Behringer was a talented seamstress and artist, and worked as both a watercolorist and ceramicist and loved antiques. For many years she dressed as Mrs. Claus and, together with her husband Jack, delighted multiple generations of children in the Grove City area on Christmas Eve.

She is survived by various cousins; nieces; a nephew; and many dear and close friends, including the Sunday night picnic children, who called her Aunt Jeanne.

Mrs. Behringer was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved husband of 64 years, R. Jack Behringer, who died October 5, 2011.

The funeral service celebrating the life of Jeanne L. Behringer will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harbison Chapel at Grove City College with the Reverend Bill Hoffman of the East Main Presbyterian Church and Dr. F. Stanley Keehlwetter, dean of the chapel, presiding. Interment will be in the Springfield Church Cemetery, Findley Township, Mercer County.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the R. Jack Behringer Scholarship Fund, Grove City College, 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, Pennsylvania 16127; Defiance College (for the Jeanne L. and R. Jack Behringer Fund), 701 North Clinton Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512; the Butler Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, Pennsylvania 16001; or a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are by Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., 306 Bessemer Avenue, Grove City, Pa.

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