|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1922|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 2009|
Priscilla "Boots" (Booth) Behnken, 86, of Huron died Friday, June 5, 2009, in Stein Hospice Care Facility, Sandusky.
She was born Aug. 23,1922, in Elmhurst, Queens, New York City. Priscilla graduated in 1944 from Mount Holyoke College, where she received the nickname "Boots" and remained active in the alumni association as class representative.
She earned a master's degree in nursing from Yale School of Nursing in 1947 and became head nurse at Columbia Medical Center, lobotomy section.
She lived an active and well-rounded life for many years, active in Girl Scouts, as a Red Cross bloodmobile volunteer, and as a deacon in Highlands Presbyterian Church in Illinois.
In Huron, Boots was an elder in First Presbyterian Church, where she also was a member of the bell choir and quilting group, and was leader of the Mary Circle. She was past president of Presbyterian Women. Boots also served as president of Church Women United.
She enjoyed reading, traveling, playing tennis, square dancing and listening to the Metropolitan Opera on the radio Saturday afternoon. She was a downhill skier in Vermont and loved to swim in the ocean at the New Jersey shore, where she is remembered by her friends of many years. She also loved to walk in the forest preserves in Illinois and the Metro Parks in Ohio.
She donated her beloved dollhouse to the Milan Historical Museum, complete with her collection of antique dollhouse furniture.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Behnken, with whom she celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in April of this year; her daughter, Nancy (John) Meyers of Chicago; and son, Frederick (Vicki) Behnken of Albuquerque, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Franklin Booth; mother, Sarah (Garretson); sister, Francis, and brother-in-law Joseph Smith; brother, Franklin G. Booth; and her aunt, Eunice, uncle, George Yorke and her aunt, Lucy H. Booth.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in First Presbyterian Church, 225 Williams St., Huron, where services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. David Aber, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery, Huron.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Growth and Preservation Fund, Huron.
Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron, is handling the arrangements.
12 June 2009
Scott Union Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 12, 2009
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