Coleen Lynn Behr

December 31, 1953 ‒ March 25, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Coleen Lynn Behr, 64, of Mansfield passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 in the Kobacker House following a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

The daughter of Joseph H. and Florence Jean (Kennedy) Daugherty, Coleen was born December 31, 1953 in Butler County, Pennsylvania.  After moving to Ohio, Coleen graduated from Madison High School.  She then graduated from Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing and worked at Mansfield General Hospital.  On September 17, 1977 Coleen married Michael Behr.  From 1983-the summer of 2017, Coleen assisted Michael in the operations of Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating.

Some may have called Coleen ornery, strong willed or determined (perhaps even a little stubborn), the truth is she was confident in all aspects of life.  A great cook, she also enjoyed sewing and reading.

Coleen was a member of Resurrection Parish where she had been a member of the choir.

Coleen is survived by her devoted husband Michael J. Behr of Mansfield; sons Matthew (Mary) Behr of Mansfield, Aaron Behr of Lexington, and Joshua (Jessica) Behr of Mansfield; grandchildren Aiden, Ember, and Gabriel; brother Joseph Daugherty of Mansfield; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Her family will receive friends Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where vigil services will begin at 7pm.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 11am in Resurrection Parish, 2600 Lexington Avenue, Lexington, Ohio 44904.  The Rev. Father Nelson Beaver will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Aaron and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She has certainly been in our prayers, as your family will continue to be in our prayers for peace and comfort. Thinking of you. The Sehers

  • Aaron and family, you are truly in our thoughts and prayers during this time and to follow. I am so Sorry to hear this.

  • Prayers for all, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Wife, Mom, Grandma, Sister and Aunt. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Heaven Mrs. Behr.

  • Mike and Family,My condolences to you and your Family,You are in My Prayers and remain so through these tough times.
    I will miss the times we spent at the various functions we attended together.Coleen will be missed by a all of us .

  • Mike and family.

    Our hearts break for you and your sons at the loss of your wife and mother. May you find peace in knowing she is with our heavenly father and is free of sorrow and pain. May God bless you with Mercy and Grace as you go though this difficult times. You continue to be in our prayers.

    Sandy (Crumpler) and Bill White and family

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Coleen always had a cheerful and ornery spirit. Full of life and love. We will keep the entire family in our prayers and May God help you through this difficult time

  • Mike and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It happened so quickly it seems. You are in my prayers. My the peace of God be with you all!

  • I sure will miss her truthful spirit. She was a great friend who always gave me wonderful advise and a honest opinion. She loved her family with her entire soul and will definitely be watching over and protecting you. Mike and boys I am so sorry you won’t have her physically around but she leaves you wonderful memories to hold on to!!

  • Mike and family, so sorry to hear about Coleen’s passing. Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. With love, the Gentry family.

  • Mike, so sorry for your loss. I was saddened and surprised by the whole thing. She is in a better place and not suffering anymore. I’m sorry that I cannot be there for you, I will continue to pray for you and the boys.

  • Mike,
    My condolences & prayers go out to you and your family. May heavenly Father comfort you & your family with the knowledge that Coleen is with him free of all afflictions and she is watching over you and the family.

    Dennis & Susan Behr Family

  • Mike,

    My most sincere condolences to you and your family. My God’s grace provide each of you comfort during this most difficult time. Colleen will also be dearly missed by so many of us in the industry community.

  • Behr family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was a wonderful and strong woman. I am glad I knew her for so long. Praying and thinking of you all in this tough time.

  • Mike, I am so sad for you and your sons. There are not adequate words to convey my sorrow for you and her beloved sons. You are in my prayers.
    Jeannie Auxter

  • I worked with Colleen for years at MGH and I too was an MGH School of Nursing and did my clinicals with her on 5 SW. she was a strong and great nurse and person. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember how afraid of her I was as a young student and learned what a great friend she became over the years there

  • Josh & Jess and family

    So sorry for your loss, she fought a good fight.
    The good Lord took her home, 2Timothy 4: 7-8
    the family will be in our prayers

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Coleen was a pleasure to work with. She was always very kind and generous with me, and the company I work for. I will miss the conversations we used to have. I pray that the entire Behr family will find peace during this trying time. May god bless you all.

  • Please accept my sincere condolences. When we lose a loved one in death, we may become overwhelmed by grief. The Bible tells us that Jesus wept when his friend Lazarus died. Yet, just minutes later Jesus performed a miracle, he raised Lazarus back to life. John 11:32-44 This is what we have to look forward to one day we will reunite with our love ones. John 5:28,29. I hope that these passage console you.

  • Coleen was always a staple at industry functions and she will be missed by many! Thinking of you all in this time of sorrow.

  • Jennifer and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mike and family,
    I wish I could be there. She and all of you have been in my prayers. Coleen is fondly remembered. May your memories of her best qualities bring you comfort in the days to come and may they be the ones that you cherish and recall in the years to come. To have faced cancer with courage says that her orneriness served her well! God bless you all.

  • Mike,
    I am so sorry to hear about your wife’s passing. Please know that I’ve been thinking of you and your family during her illness, and continue to pray for you and your family during this very sad time.

  • We are deeply saddened by the loss of your dear loved one Colleen Behr.
    May God provide comfort and peace to your family and friends during this difficult time and in the days to come. ( 2 Corinthians 1:3,4)