October 31, 1951 – February 13, 2021
Carmella (Carm) Behounek, age 69, of Stickney passed away Saturday, February 13th, peacefully in her home with her loving and devoted husband by her side. She was born in Wisconsin to Earlene Quigley and the late William. Carm was a woman of faith who loved the Lord and her family. She was a gifted musician and self-taught guitarist. She particularly enjoyed the fellowship of playing guitar and singing songs with family and friends. Carm cherished her husband, grandchildren, children, and family. She had a special bond with her sister Georganna and other women of faith. Carm’s primary job was being a prayer warrior and peacemaker in the community. She worked as a dedicated and caring paraprofessional and guitar teacher. She had a special place in her heart for each person’s unique gifts and talents. Carm is survived by the loving communities of Stickney, Chicago, and all surrounding communities. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 44 years, Robert Behounek; her beloved children Ryan (Lisa) Behounek and Anna (Matt) Burke; cherished grandchildren Allison and Holly Behounek and Nolan and Brennan Burke. She is also survived by loving mother Earlene Quigley, dearest sister Georganna (Joe) Tapley; special nephews Matt and Ned Tapley and dear nieces Saralene Tapley and Ciarah Smith. She was preceded in death by her loving mother and father-in-law, Marcella and Robert Behounek. A beautiful visitation and celebration of life will be held at Mount Auburn Funeral Home, 4101 S. Oak Park Avenue, Stickney, Illinois, on Monday, February 22, 2021. The visitation is from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Join Carm and family as special guests of honor for indoor and outdoor candlelight singing for all ages at 6 pm. Come as you are because you are a child of God. A celebration of life service will be held at 7 pm. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she knew as well as those she never met. Help her continue to be a prayer and faith champion for others by donating to Faith Community Reformed Church of Stickney to support faith and Food for Hope.
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5
Monday, February 22, 2021
Chapel Funeral Service
Monday, February 22, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
February 22, 2021
Bob, My heart goes out to you in the loss of Carm. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
February 18, 2021
I am at a loss for words as I am still in shock over the news about Carmella. We offer our tenderest and heartfelt sympathies at this loss of a precious life. Only God knows the reasons why He takes someone, we feel, is before their time. God sets the time. Apparently He needed a new Angel. I regret not knowing my Dear Niece better. That is my loss. I share all of the sorrow with the family left behind. If we don't forget to keep her memory in our hearts. She will never die! Love you all.
God Bless you all and keep you in His bosom.
Uncle Gene and Cathy
February 16, 2021
Bob so sorry to hear of your loss. Carmella will be your Angel looking over you.
February 15, 2021
Sweet, kind, caring, and loved by all of us.
Your beautiful smile will always be remembered. We will cherish the memories and you will live in our hearts forevermore.
Aunt Arlene, Denise, DeAnna, Robb, Raymond & your Florida Family
February 15, 2021
Carmella was my sister, my friend, and an angel who walked the earth as the epitome of beauty and grace.
She was life's pillow who never crossed words with anyone having a deep respect for their person and life experiences.
Life is fragile and my sister could reflect that side of it. But it was as often she would rise above any fear or frailty to do the right thing in any given situation,
She sang like an angel, playing the guitar
and cello. She made and gave quilts she was generous to the last coin in her possession. She sent cards and wrote letters long after they ceased to exist.
This glowing light lit the earth as she walked through it, and will shine brightly in the night of stars overseeing all those she left behind. The world will be chattering non stop with the wonder filled stories of her infinite love lighting their lives ....
February 14, 2021
My heart aches for you Bob. I just have no words that express my sorrow for you. You both were always family to me. Sending all my love and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you , Ryan,Anna , and your grandchildren !