Terry BehymerMarch 17, 1957 ~ August 22, 2017 (age 60)
Terry Eugene Behymer, age 60, of Mount Sterling, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Heritage Health, Therapy and Senior Care in Mount Sterling.
He was born on March 17, 1957 in Rushville, Illinois, a son of Orville Lee Roy and Wilma Jean Ward Behymer, and they survive. He married Tammy Liehr on August 3, 1980 in the Perry United Methodist Church, and she survives.
Survivors also include 2 children, Bradley Eugene (Ashley) of Mount Sterling and Stephanie Brooke Behymer of West Des Moines, Iowa; 2 grandchildren Alex Eugene and Ella Brooke Behymer both of Mount Sterling; three sisters, Janice Westberg (Gary) of Cairo, Georgia, Charlotte Koch (Deacon Paul) of Mount Sterling, Illinois, Sue Henry (Paul) of Bowen, Illinois; one brother, David (Martha) of Rushville, Illinois, also survives along with aunts, uncles and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Orville and Eva (Dunmire) Behymer, and Merle and Laura (McCoy) Ward.
Terry graduated from Brown County High School with the class of 1975. During high school, he worked at Fry’s Garage in Hersman, Illinois and farmed part time. After graduation, he farmed with his dad and Grandpa Ward on what is now the family Centennial Farm. Continuing to farm, he began Behymer Crop Consulting and has been an Independent Certified Crop Adviser, operating his business for the past 30 years. He has thoroughly enjoyed each grower as they worked together to make sound agronomic decisions, boosting yields and profitability. He also included Pfister Seed sales into his business.
Terry enjoyed drag racing his orange Dodge Demon, tractor pulling the family 1066 International tractor and snowmobiling with his buddies up north. He enjoyed making things work better and go faster. Terry attended his kids many activities and most recently, enjoyed going to everything he could in which his grandchildren, Alex and Ella, participated.
He attended Timewell Baptist Church, was elected a Trustee on the Mount Sterling Township Board and was a Director on the Hersman Cemetery Board. He was also a past St. Mary School Board member.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Dale Gadberry, Deacon Paul Koch and Mr. Paul Henry officiating.
Burial will be in the Hersman Cemetery in Hersman, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8:00 a.m. until the time of services on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Hersman Cemetery, Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or Brown County Against Cancer.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.
Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice
Brown County Against Cancer
P.O. Box 68, Mount Sterling IL 62353