. OBITUARY: Jewell Behler
The Carmi Times - Carmi, IL
Published in Carmi Times May. 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Posted May. 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Updated at 4:10 PM
Jewell Behler, 80, Carmi, died at 9:25 a.m., Sunday, May 25, 2014, at
Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
She was born Aug. 30, 1933, in Monroe, Tenn., the daughter of Robert Ernest
and Mattie (Wilburn) Harvey. Jewell married Richard H. "Dike" Behler on
Sept. 14, 1949.
She was a homemaker and had worked as a waitress at the bowling alley, Main
Cafe and Gingham Kitchen. Jewell was active in the community and her church.
She was a member and taught Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel United
Methodist Church and helped with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, Girl
Scouts and Little League.
Jewell is survived by: her husband of 64 years, Richard "Dike" Behler of
Carmi; a daughter, Melissa Victoria Simpson of Alexandria, Va.; a son,
Richard Dyke Behler of Carmi; three grandchildren, Zayne Simpson and his
wife Alyssa of Columbus, Ohio, Talon Simpson of Los Angeles, Calif., and
Alexandria Jewell Pyform and her husband Dexter of Washington, D.C.; a
great-granddaughter, Chloe Pyfrom; two sisters, Jenell Hayden of Gilmer,
Texas, and Jerry Nelene Pollard of Norris City; a brother and sister-in-law,
Larry and Reesie Harvey of Denver, N.C.; the father of her grandchildren,
Reid Simpson of Columbus, Ohio; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: a son, Stanley Dike Behler on July 8, 1950; a
daughter, Linda Rose Behler on Feb. 22, 1965; and a sister, Frances
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Campbell
Funeral Home in Carmi with Pastor Bob McKelvey and Mike Fields officiating.
Burial will be in the North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.
Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Campbell Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.