LimaThomas E. Behymer, 73, died at 11:57 p.m. Sept. 16, 2011, at St. Rita's Medical Center.He was born Dec. 6, 1937, in New Richmond to Christopher and Mary Ellen Jones Behymer, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 22, 1959, he married Wilma Jean Wilson Behymer, who survives in Lima.Mr. Behymer was a member of Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church, where he was also a deacon. He enjoyed bowling and watching baseball and football. He loved spending time with family and friends. He loved his Lord Jesus Christ. He had retired from Auburn Foundry, Auburn, Ind. He was a U.S. Army veteran.Survivors also include a brother, Lew (Helen) Behymer, of South Carolina; two sisters, Laura (Ron) Erdman, of New Richmond, and Marsha (Karl) Bottenburg, of California; and several nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.Services will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Ken Waldroup will officiate. Burial will be in Lafayette Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home home and 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, Lima.Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.
Thomas E. Behymer