OBITUARY

Cathy G. Behrll

July 25, 1951January 7, 2019
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Cathy G. Behrll, 67, of Peoria, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at her home. She was born July 25, 1951 in Peoria to James and Ruth (Boland) Lowery. She is survived by her four children, Jim Behrll of Elmwood, Mike Behrll of East Peoria, Melissa (Scott) Buhl of North Pekin and Wendy (John) Henton of Chatham; twelve grandchildren, Matthew, Justin, Chase, Tyler, Hailey, Isabelle, Anthony, Hannah, Brayden, Natalie, Maggie and Makenzie; six siblings, Nonnie (Sheldon) Smith of Edwards, Nancy Rohrer of Peoria, Ruth (Jerry) Stewart of Peoria, Tom (Jennifer) Lowery of Rock Island, John (Joy) Lowery of Chillicothe and Jim (Pam) Lowery of Glen Ellyn, IL; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her baby sister, Kimberly. Cathy graduated from Bradley University in 1999 with a Bachelors Degree in Special Education, she then received her Master's Degree in Special Education in 2003 from I.S.U. and a second Masters Degree in Academic Leadership from American College of Education in 2012. Cathy worked as a Special Education Teacher with District 150 until retiring in 2016. She was devout in her faith and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria, as well as a member of PFT and AFT teachers unions. Cathy was a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan as well as a Iowa Hawkeye's Fan. Cathy began her new life as a double lung transplant recipient on May 24, 2013. A visitation will be Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 5 to 7pm at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria. Cremation will be accorded. Memorials may be made to University of Iowa Center for Advancement - Lung Transplant Fund or to Redeemer Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, lung transplant team for the opportunity for an extended time with her family and friends. The family would encourage others to become organ donor's to share the gift of life Cathy enjoyed. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davison-fulton.com.

  • FAMILY

  • James Lowery, Father
  • Ruth (Boland) Lowery, Mother
  • Jim Behrll, Son
  • Mike Behrll, Son
  • Melissa (Scott) Buhl, Daughter
  • Wendy (John) Henton, Daughter
  • ~ Matthew, Grandchild
  • ~ Justin, Grandchild
  • ~ Chase, Grandchild
  • ~ Tyler, Grandchild
  • ~ Hailey, Grandchild
  • ~ Isabelle, Grandchild
  • ~ Anthony, Grandchild
  • ~ Hannah, Grandchild
  • ~ Brayden, Grandchild
  • ~ Natalie, Grandchild
  • ~ Maggie, Grandchild
  • ~ Makenzie, Grandchild
  • Nonnie (Sheldon) Smith, Sister
  • Nancy Rohrer, Sister
  • Ruth (Jerry) Stewart, Sister
  • Tom (Jennifer) Lowery, Brother
  • John (Joy) Lowery, Brother
  • Jim (Pam) Lowery, Brother
  • ~ Kimberly, Baby Sister
  • Cathy is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • University Of Iowa Center for Advancement - Lung Transplant Fund
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Cathy G. Behrll

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Mary Cassidy

January 13, 2019

Your precious Mother and my 50 year golden friend. So beautiful inside and out... She Will always be in my ❤️forever. Prayers and Love to the family she Loved so. In fact those were her last words to me ... I said” Cathy you have a wonderful family “ and she replied “ and I Love them so much” 💕 💕 God bless you all.

Mary Cassidy

January 13, 2019

Your precious Mother and my 50 year golden friend. So beautiful inside and out... She Will be in my ❤️forever. Prayers and Love to the family she Loved so. In fact those were her last words to me ... I said” Cathy you have a wonderful family “ and she replied “ and I Love them so much” 💕 💕 God bless you all.

Pamela Reel

January 13, 2019

Melissa, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I wanted to share the following sentiment with you. "It is difficult when someone who is loved cannot be there, but memories that are made and shared will keep a loved one near. And God, with loving wisdom, will be there to guide us through. He will help us meet tomorrow and give us strength anew." Our prayers are with you, Love, Pam and Pat Reel.

Allison Ruckle

January 9, 2019

I have fond memories of our church youth group and basketball program. Cathy was a big part of those years. God's peace and comfort to each of you during this difficult time. What a blessing Cathy was to so many. I believe she is happy and at home in Heaven. Thank you, Cathy, for your impact on my life.

Kay Foote

January 9, 2019

Cathy; My friend, my sister! Through everything you went through, you never lost your faith in God or the human race! You always had such a positive attitude! We would try and cheer you up, but more than once we would be the one you cheered up! Your my hero and I’ve learned a lot from your positive attitude! I pray I can carry it on in your honor! Every time I watch a Cub or Bears game or eat an Oreo, I will always think of you! Miss You already! RIH my dear friend! ❤️

Diana Lowery

January 9, 2019

Cathy was a special sister-in-law and will be missed. I know she is so happy now and in the presence of Jesus and her family. Love and prayers for all of you. Aunt Diana and Jill.

Emily Mathews

January 8, 2019

Sending you all love and care during your time of grief. Cathy was a wonderful, kind soul. I am grateful to have known her and been a small part of her journey.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Matthew’s High School graduation

FROM THE FAMILY

On our way to post-transplant worship