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Lola Mae Hargan-Behnke

Lola Mae Hargan-Behnke

Lola Mae, nee Aitken, Hargan-Behnke, 88, of Marissa, IL; born on August 23, 1930 in Lively Grove Township; passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Hargan-Behnke was retired as a secretary from Royal Bond, Inc. in St. Louis, MO.  She was a member of the Tilden Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon.  She was a member of the Morning Glory Circle, the Women’s Club of Coulterville and the West Grandcote Community Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents – L. Ray and Myrtle, nee Montroy, Aitken.  Her first husband – Joseph Marshall Hargan.  Her second husband – Leroy Behnke.  One sister – Ruby Gerberding.

She is survived by two sons – Steven (Sherry) Hargan of Marissa, IL; Myron (Pamela) Hargan of Springfield, IL.  Her grandchildren – Aaron (Sally) Hargan; Chris (Amanda) Hargan; Josh (Kaitlyn Goodrum) Hargan; Heather Hargan; Heath (Jessica) Hargan.  Seven great-grandchildren.  Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Tilden Presbyterian Church.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at the Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00am with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Keith & Debbie Davidson & family says:

    Our sympathies to all of Mae’s family. She was such a special lady and will be missed by all of our family as well. She was so talented. I will always treasure the affigan she knitted for me on one of her visits to California. The world is a little less brighter today because of her loss.

  2. Odis an Mary Ann Melton says:

    I have a lot of fond memories of my aunt Lola Mae and uncle Marshall. Our very deepest sympathy to Steven and Myron and their families. Gods speed Aunt Lola you were truly love by the entire Melton family.

  3. Beacon Advisor Group says:

    Accept our Deepest Sympathy – Tim Reeves & Staff

  4. Ray and Julia Heil says:

    Steve, Sherry, Myron and Pam you have our sympathy. Dad always spoke highly of your mother.

  5. Carolyn Hurst says:

    A role model for all women.

  6. Randy, Diane and Betty Hillyard says:

    Such a truly kind and caring lady, our Sympathy to the family.

  7. Cathy Flowers says:

    Mae was always eager to visit the elderly and the infirmed…what a great work of mercy! I was always amazed at how independent she was up to the end. God bless her and her loving family. Peace to all. ❤️

  8. Vickie McCarthy says:

    Beautiful lady who was a joy to be around, we love you Aunt Mae. Prayers to the family 🙏🏻

  9. Sherri Wildt says:

    Our sincere sympathy to your families. May God be your strength today, tomorrow and in the future. Ken and Sherri

  10. Denise Dorf says:

    I will miss my little friend very much. We made a lot of good memories. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  11. Janet Koseck says:

    Deepest Sympathy to the Hargan-Behnke Family. Mae was a good neighbor for many years.

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