Mildred (Butler) Behel

October 23, 1922 ~ November 8, 2019 (age 97)


Our beloved mother & grandmother, Mildred Butler was born October 23, 1922 to Grover & Minnie Christian Butler. She was the 3rd child born of 5 children & the last surviving sibling at 97 years & 15 days. Mildred was married to Clifford Behel on August 19, 1940 until his passing in 1991, having been married for 51years. She was retired from by Humana Hospital working 27 years in surgical supply. As a lifelong member of Kilburn Church of Christ, she loved studying her Bible and spending time with her church family until her health began to decline & she became homebound. Our sweet granny loved to crochet & make quilts, making sure that all of her 18 grandchildren had a quilt or afghan with which to remember her. Her other interests included working in her beautiful flower gardens, watching Alabama football, The Price is Right & American Pickers.  

Visitation will be at Greenview Funeral Home on Sunday November 10, 2019, from 1 – 2:30 p.m., funeral services to follow at 2:30 p.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel, officiating will be Tim McCafferty. Burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her 2 adult children; Mary Ann Johnson & Charles Behel, granddaughter Kim Behel Johnston, sisters: Iva Freeman, Ethel Rhodes, Ruby Smith, brothers: Virgil & Leon Butler.

After passing away peacefully in her sleep, she leaves to remember her Christian grace are her devoted daughter Barbara Michael & loving son-in-law J.W., beloved son Kenny Behel & wife Kathy.  Also surviving are 35 great grandchildren, 35 great-great grandchildren, 1 great-great-great grandson, and her loving sister-in-law Johnnie Harmon.

Pallbearers will be grandsons & great grandsons.

The family would like to thank her special caregivers: Shelia, Jacquie & Judy and also Southern Care New Beacon staff Trish, Azleigh, Stephanie & Tammy.

Memorials can be made to the North Alabama Christian Children's Home. Proverbs 31:28, she was our shining example.

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November 10, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Greenview Funeral Home
3657 Old Chisholm Road
Florence, AL 35633

Funeral Service
November 10, 2019

2:30 PM
Greenview Memorial Chapel
3657 Old Chisholm Road
Florence, AL 35630


Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens
2601 Florence Blvd
Florence, AL 35633

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