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Lena Mae (Smith) Behme

January 14, 1929 ~ February 26, 2020 (age 91)


Lena Mae Behme, née Smith, 91, of Strasburg, VA, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Greenfield Senior Living of Strasburg, VA.

Mrs. Behme was born in Evansville, IN on January 14, 1929, daughter of the late Earl Stein Smith and Anna Lulu Todd Smith.

She was a passionate quilter winning countless awards over five decades. Her work has been accepted into The Virginia Quilt Museum’s permanent collection and will be exhibited there in October of 2020. 

Mrs. Behme was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 69 years, Arnold E. Behme. She is survived by her loving children, Mark Alan Behme (Mary Ann) of Silver Spring, MD, Steven Patrick Behme (Amy) of Redding, CA, Janet Marie Nichols (Jan) of Richmond, VA, Mary Ann White (John) of Tacoma, WA, and Teresa Joan Heinz (George) of Jupiter, FL; her grandchildren, Laura, Lindsay, Jessica, Amanda, Peter and Julia; her great-grandchildren, Carter, Scarlet, Aria, Tristan, Hayden and Ayrton.

A funeral mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Behme will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Woodstock, Virginia. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodstock, VA. 

The family will receive friends at St. John Bosco Catholic Church chapel at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. A reception will follow the burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Bosco Hanley Hall. 

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to a charity of one's choice. 

Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Behme.




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March 14, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Stover Funeral Home & Crematory
177 N. Holliday Street
Strasburg, VA 22657

Funeral Mass
March 14, 2020

11:00 AM
St. John Bosco Catholic Church

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