Darline “Beady” Behling, mother and grandmother, age 92, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully at Randolph Health Services Sunday, December 19, 2021.Beady, as she was commonly referred to, was born on November 12, 1929, a daughter of Richard and Elsie (Lueck) Plath.
Beady was most passionate about her family. She enjoyed sending out cards to family and friends for nearly every occasion or just to say “hi”. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cambria. On June 8, 1973 she married Robert Behling and they made Cambria their home. Beady had several jobs throughout her life working as a bartender, waitress and hostess. In her free time, she enjoyed crafting.
Beady is survived by her loving husband, Robert Behling, daughter, Christine (Jerry) Jones; step-son Robert Behling Jr. and step-daughter Jackie Sweeney, granddaughters; Jennifer (Jim) Evans, Jaime (Mike) Schmuhl, great grandchildren; Michaela (Ethan) Westra, Madelyn & Austin Evans, and Hayden Schmuhl; brother Russell “Bucky” Plath; many other relatives and friends. Beady was preceded in death by her parents; brothers; Jerome “Romie”, Richard “Shorty” and Morris “Mosie” Plath; sisters; Sandra “Susie” Doty, Patricia “Patsy” Haima, Bonnie Peterson, Yvonne “Pee Wee” (Jim) Meilahn and Leilani “Skelly” Koehn.
At this time there will be no services as Beady’s wishes were to have a private family service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Cambria in her honor.
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