Barbara “Barb” Behrns

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Barbara “Barb” Ann Behrns, 69, of Fayetteville, IL, born April 7, 1954, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, January 16, 2023, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Barb worked as a surgical floor secretary and nursing assistant for 40 years at Belleville Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed crafting, reading and cats. Barbs favorite thing to do was spoiling her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph H. Behrns; and her brother-in-law, Lou Weidemann

Surviving are her mother, Emma D., nee Barnes, Hopper;
her five siblings, Michael (Joyce) Behrns, Judy Weidemann, David Behrns, Sharon (John) Reineck, and Susan (Brian) May;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 1p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.


9 Comments on Barbara “Barb” Behrns

Barbara Bagby said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2023 at 6:13 PM

I worked with Barb at Memorial 1 Center for many years. She always worked hard. She used to make everyone a gift at Christmas. She was always so thoughtful and kind. My condolences to her family.

  • Highland
  • IL
Pam Bitters said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2023 at 1:24 PM

I worked with Barb at Memorial, she was the secretary on 1Center and I worked in X-Ray. She was very good at her job and always very helpful! I enjoyed working with her and she always had the 1Center nurses station decorated for the holidays. May she rest in peace and my prayers are with her family.

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Karen said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2023 at 9:06 AM

I worked with Barb on 1 Center at Memorial Hospital for almost a decade. She played a big part on helping me grow and learn. She is missed and I think of her often.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Janet Whitaker (Procasky) said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2023 at 3:48 PM

My Condolence to Barb's family. I am so sorry for your loss I was just thinking about her the other day. I went to Freeburg High School with her. We were friends in high school.

  • Belleville
  • Il,
Charlye French said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2023 at 8:34 AM

I had worked with Barb at Memorial Hospital many years. I remember she always made holidays festive with decorations and making sure all staff had a Christmas stocking and goodie’s in them. She also had small hand made gifts for all and was the keeper of the 1 Center scrapbook. Her kindness was felt by many. My sympathy to her family.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Mary and Jerry Vielweber said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2023 at 12:16 AM

Doris and family, So very sorry to hear about Barb. Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Dora Becker said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2023 at 3:40 PM

So sorry to hear about Barb, may she rest in peace and no more suffering. Little under the weather myself or I would have been there at the wake. God bless, will talk with you later.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Danielle Pirkle Poettker said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2023 at 10:33 PM

Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to your family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Linda Chastain said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2023 at 4:57 PM

My deepest sympathy for my Aunt and my cousins. May the good Lord keep his arms around you during this time and the days ahead. Linda

  • Spring Hill
  • Fl

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