Ferne L. Behney, 91, of Myerstown, died Sunday, May 23, 2021, at the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of Samuel R. Behney, Sr., who died January 10, 2003.

Born in Warwick, PA on January 13, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Elise (Ober) Doster.

Ferne attended Schaefferstown High School. She was a member of Myerstown Church of the Brethren, where she helped with the Sharing Cupboard. Ferne was employed at Bayer Corporation, Myerstown. She volunteered at the Jackson Elementary School in the ELCO School District, Little Kutztown Fire Co., and StoneRidge Towne Centre. Ferne enjoyed gardening, cooking, picking strawberries, and helping her neighbors.

She is survived by daughters, Sandra, wife of Robert Moritz, of Mt. Gretna, Susan, wife of Robert Hess, of Mohnton; a son, Samuel Behney, Jr., of Lebanon; eight grandchildren, one great-grandson; sisters, Hazel Bashore, of Newmanstown, Arnetta McMichael, of Allentown, Patricia Gibble, of Richland, Katie Killian, of Denver; a brother, Gerald Doster, of Newmanstown; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Behney, and brothers, Cloyd, Melvin, and Harlan Doster.

Services and inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Myerstown Church of the Brethren, 51 W. Stoever Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067.

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