Born June 5, 1929, in Kent, she was the daughter of Fred C. and Lois (Kearce) Fahrny. She had lived in Stow, Auburn Township and Kent before moving to Ravenna in 1998.
Mrs. Behnke was an accounting clerk for Alltel in Hudson.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Kent and attended Auburn Community Church for 23 years. She was a member of the Grange for 50 years and a member of Kappa Phi since 1948.
Survivors include her brother, Walter Fahrny of Rootstown. Her husband, Carl, died in 1978.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church of Kent, Wesley Chapel, with Dr. David Palmer and the Rev. Kay Dunlap officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Chagrin Falls. Arrangements are being handled by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Parkinson's Research at Ohio State University.