Kimberly A. Behner, 48, of LaGrange, passed away Sunday, September 11, 201, 1at EMH Healthcare, surrounded by her family and friends, following a brief illness. She was born May 20, 1963 in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria/LaGrange resident.
Kim worked as a waitress at Choo-Choo's Restaurant in LaGrange for the past seven years. She enjoyed cooking and was a animal lover.
Survivors include her daughter, Crystal Behner of LaGrange; son, Raymond "Ray-Ray" Behner of LaGrange; father, Lowell Jr. "Mike" and stepmother, Sandra (nee Gehringer) Behner of Nova; companion of many years, Jerry Thompson of LaGrange; paternal grandmother, Judy Behner of Elyria; stepbrothers, Tom (Donna) Adams of Oberlin, Aaron (Dori) Adams of Spencer, and Lyle (Jessica) Adams of New London; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia (nee Elrick) Behner in 2000; maternal grandparents, Gerald and Gladys Elrick; and paternal grandfather, Lowell A. Behner Sr.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 14, 2011, from 4 to 7 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Inurnment, at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township, will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com.