Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

1477 Jefferson Rd, Jefferson, PA


Paul Brian Whetsell

August 15, 1975May 24, 2019
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Paul Brian Whetsell, 43 of Marianna, died Friday, May 24, 2019 at home. He was born August 15, 1975 in Waynesburg, a son of Edward Whetsell of Akron, OH and the late Brenda Baer Fudala. Paul was a 1993 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School and a 1998 graduate of Waynesburg College. He had been most recently working at Olive Garden in Washington. Paul was a former boy scout, fireman and EMT with the Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company, life guard at Ryerson State Park. He loved the outdoors, going to concerts and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. On December 18, 2004 he married Lori Ross, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Gabriele and William Whetsell both of Detroit, MI; a step-son, Cody Frameli; his aunts that were like sisters, Linda Benyi of Clarksville, Jean Collins of Clarksville, Joan Baer of Clarksville, and Sharon Wallach of Rices Landing; his mother and father-in-law, Neva and Irvin Ross of Marianna and several cousins. Deceased in addition to his mother Brenda are his maternal grandparents, who raised Paul, Samuel and Phyllis Antil Baer; and a cousin, Corey G. Collins. Friends will be received Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Louise Corbett officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Izaak Walton League of Greene County or the Humane Society of Greene County. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.


  • Lori Whetsell, Spouse
  • Gabriele Whetsell, Son
  • William Whetsell, Son
  • Cody Frameli, Step-son
  • Linda Benyi, Aunt
  • Jean Collins, Aunt
  • Joan Baer, Aunt
  • Sharon Wallach, Aunt
  • Neva & Irvin Ross, Mother & Father-in-law
  • Edward Whetsell, Father
  • Deceased in addition to his mother Brenda are his maternal grandparents, who raised Paul, Samuel and Phyllis Antil Baer; and a cousin, Corey G. Collins.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 30, 2019


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Heather Rhody

May 29, 2019

Paul, your joy and positive personality was one of the best things about you. I never saw you without hearing something positive. You were a bright spot on the days I worked at Olive Garden. You will be missed by many. Rest peacefully, you deserve it. Until we meet again. Heather and Kayla Rhody

Carrie Church

May 29, 2019

Paul was always fun to cut up with, we always made each other laugh. I’m going to miss that the most!! So sweet, kind, and helpful!! He was loved by all. We all loved you Paul. Hope you are at peace. Rest In Peace buddy. You are missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Caitlin Ackerman

May 29, 2019

Paul was one of the best people i had met. He was always one to look out for me at work. Im so sorry i couldnt help. And im so sorry i couldnt make it to be there with you on your day of final rest. The fam and I Love you. Thank you for taking care of me when i needed it..

Connie Rossi

May 29, 2019

My deepest condolences to all who loved Paul or Paul Brian, as I remember family calling him. I was Paul’s second grade teacher. He was a joy to have in my classroom. Paul was always happy and smiling and ready to engage in conversation or tell a story. He was just one of those students that brings a smile to my face with every thought of him. Even after he graduated, he was never too busy to say hello when he saw me. I know you have many happy memories of Paul. I hope those happy memories will help you through this most difficult time. Rest in peace, Paul.

Karen Snyder-Barber

May 29, 2019

Paul was one of the most pleasant and respectful little boys in the neighborhood.
He came to our home
often to ride bikes and play football with my sons,Jamie,Wesley & Curtis.
He had a great sense of humor and Always did something cute that made me
That’s how I’ll always remember him.
My sincerest condolences go out to you, his family and friends. May he RIP.
Gods Blessings that you find some comfort during this difficult time.
My heart breaks 💔 for All of you.🙏✝️

Jamie Snyder

May 28, 2019

I was truly saddened to hear of the loss of one of my childhood friends, and fellow JM graduates of ‘93. I was just thinking about the old Clarksville neighborhood a week ago, and all the kids we grew up with. I remember Paul to always be a kind person, and was truly a good friend. Our deepest sympathies go out to his entire family, and may God bring you peace in the days to come.

Rolinda Kniha

May 28, 2019

I’m so very sorry to you all for your Loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tammy Foster Stewart

May 28, 2019

So very sorry, my sincere condolences to the entire family. Fly high Paul!

Joyce Crouse

May 27, 2019

Paul was always a smiling and welcoming face at OG. He was always supportive and encouraging to a new rookie. He will be sadly missed and his family will be in my prayers.

Brooke Uram

May 27, 2019

Paul was an amazing guy. He was the first person I spoke with at Olive Garden on my first day. He always gave me advice and when I needed to seat guest he’d always help me out! He always complimented me and had a great personality. Olive Garden will not be the same without him... I could not believe this when I found out... Lori if you need anything I’m the one girl who was always at host stand talking to you. You can message me on here. I’m here for you:( I can’t imagine how you are feeling right now.