Clara Behrns

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Clara I. Behrns, nee Mueller, 94, of Belleville, IL, born August 30, 1929, in St. Libory, IL, died Monday, November 20, 2023, at her residence with her family by her side.

Clara worked for Special Children, Inc. and retired after 20 years of service. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, past member of the Young at Heart Club, and the St. Teresa Quilters. Clara loved the St. Louis Cardinals, enjoyed doing crafts, and made hundreds of baby quilts over the years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Jerome Behrns, whom she married on November 17, 1948, and who died on August 23, 1982; her parents, Fred and Mary, nee Weber, Mueller; five sisters, Eleanor (Ted) Leiwe, Marie (Harold) Lickenbrock, Veronica (Claude) Parrish, Loretta Mueller, and Elizabeth Mueller in infancy; a brother, Tony (Delores) Mueller; and two brothers-in-law, Ralph Behrns and Henry Olliges.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Doyle) Wilson; two grandchildren, Kristian (Noam Mahoney) Wilson and Andre (Emily) Wilson; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Olliges and Delores Hopper; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made in the form of masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2023, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2023, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Joseph Oganda officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


7 Comments on Clara Behrns

Steve Mudd said : Guest Report Nov 25, 2023 at 9:59 PM

Nancy I always enjoyed my visits with your mother. She lived her faith to the fullest. God be with her. Steve and Nancy Mudd

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mary E Reed said : Guest Report Nov 24, 2023 at 5:40 PM

Deepest sympathies to Clara's family. I am Delores nee Hummert Lenus Buss's daughter. I know Mike Behrens from Fayettevlle. I have not seen Lorraine in many years. I did work at St. Elizabeth's Hosital when Linda Chastain worked there. I pray Clara's passing was calm and without struggle. May she rest in peace in the arms of our Saviour. Jesus Christ.

  • addieville
  • IL
Dorothy Bauman said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2023 at 8:54 PM

Nancy and Family. Was sorry to hear of your mom passing away. She was a nice lady.

  • Breese
  • IL
George West said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2023 at 8:53 AM

We are so sorry for you and your family's loss. We had a chance to meet your mother. She was a wonderful woman. May you find comfort in memories of her.

  • Pierron
  • IL
Jerry and Jenny Wilson said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2023 at 5:31 PM

Sending you and the family prayers at this trying time in your life🫂🫂🙏🙏❤️❤️

  • 142 Blue Ridge Rd.
  • Kaiser, mo65047
The McGinty's said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2023 at 2:18 PM

Nancy, Doyle, Kristian and Andre we mourn with you over this loss and send our prayers and hugs to sustain you through this difficult time.

  • Peyton
  • Colorado
Mary Pritchett said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2023 at 12:12 PM

So sorry about your mom

  • Mascoutah
  • IL

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