Ruth Emma Behrman Henegar (Sign Guestbook)

Ruth Emma Behrman Henegar passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday October 24, 2018, at sunset, at the age of 93. She was born Friday, February 13, 1925, in Columbus, Indiana to Johann Friedrich Otto Behrman and Louetta Marie Wierville Behrman and was also raised there. During WW11, she met Manus Effert “M.E.” Henegar, Jr., of Knoxville, TN. They were married for 52 years until his death in August 2002. Ruth’s greatest enjoyment was music; at the age of 16 years, she began her career as the church organist, pianist, and choir director at every church of which she was a member.

Ruth’s brother, Waldo Behrman, and her sister, Grace Behrman Moore, predeceased her, as has Grace’s son, Jim Moore. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Henegar, daughter Barbara Henegar and husband Rob Roy, daughter, Laurel Henegar, and grandchildren; April Baer, husband Ben Luttrell, Aaron Baer, and fiancée Sara Hardin. In addition, she is survived by her sister’s children: Beverly Moore, John Moore and wife Connie, Steve Moore and wife Dianne, Kathy Moore Braun and husband Tim, and her brother’s daughter Sue Ann Behrman Mendenhall and husband Tommy. She is also survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews.

A small intimate graveside service of close family will be held as Ruth is laid to rest beside her husband in the Veteran’s Cemetery on Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, TN.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel invites you to view and sign the online registry below.




One guestbook entry for “Ruth Emma Behrman Henegar”:

  1. Dorothy Carter says:

    Dear Daughters and Families:

    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved’ Ruth. I remember what good next-door-neighbors you were when we lived on Bluff Lane, Gulfport, MS.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Blessings, Dot

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  • Birth: February 13, 1925
  • Death: October 24, 2018