William E. Behen, 87, passed away November 22, 2008 in Liberty, Missouri.

William was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1921. He graduated from Westport High School in 1940. After graduation he joined the Navy. He went on to serve our country in World War II. After the war, William came home and attended trade school and went on to work at Kansas City Power and Light for a number of years.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Mary Behen. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Francis D. Behen Jr., and John M. Behen and a sister, Mary Ellen Kirkpatrick. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Crawford, son, Robert Behen, sister-in-law, Agnus Behen and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday, November 26 at 11 a.m. at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Noland Road Chapel, Independence. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will take place on Friday, November 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Kansas City. Arrangements are under the direction of D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Stine & McClure Chapel, 816-931-7777.