Wanda Sue Behara passed on December 30, 2020. She was born on August 19, 1946, to Charles and Bonneta Hill in Ponca City. She spent all but three years of her life in Ponca City, attending McCord Elementary, Garfield Elementary, East Jr. High, and graduating from Ponca City Senior High School in 1964. Sue’s first job was at Midwest Pharmacy working the soda fountain while she was in Jr. High. In high school she worked at Buck Rowe’s Soda Fountain just north of the high school. Sue volunteered for two years as a Candy Striper at the hospital. Sue worked at the dowtown Hallmark shop as a clerk for many years. She moved and was promoted to store manager at Dwyer’s Hallmark in Ponca Plaza. Sue’s greatest love was her service to her children’s activities. She was a PTA member and homeroom mom at Washington Elementary, and a Life Member of Ponca City Kids Inc. She was team mom and volunteer at the concesssion stand for many summers during softball and baseball seasons. She enjoyed travelling and watching her daughters play in regional and national tournaments in Irving, Kansas City, Omaha, and Wichita.
Sue married Bernard Keith Behara on August 20, 1966. Celebrating 54 years of marriage they raised three children Darin Behara, Wanda Stein, and Malinda Farley. Wanda Sue’s surviving family include husband Keith, son Darin and his wife Shelli, and grandchildren Laurin (14) and Luke (11) of Tulsa, OK. Daughter Wanda her husband Tim Stein of Piedmont OK, grandchildren Courtney her husband Ben Kline and great granddaugher Lettie (2) of Yukon, OK. Grandson Jeremy Stein and wife Holly of Ponca City, OK. Grandson Hunter Stein of McPherson, KS. Daugther Malinda Farley her husband Joe grandchildren Tanner and Trinitie of Weatherford, Texas. Wanda Sue is survived by two wonderful sisters Bonnie and husband Vern Adams, and Barbra Condit. Sisters-in-law Peggy Hill and Ina Sue Hill. Her sisters-in-law Opal and husband Gerry Grimley, Lois and husband Melvin Thomason, Mary Fredricks, Connie Liberton, brother-in-law Max and Rosanna Behara, sister-in-law Claudia and Bob Rock. Sue loved to keep up with and know about the successes and ongoings of her numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews throughout the world.
Sue was preceeded in death by her mother and father Charles and Bonneta Hill, mother and father in law Bernard and Claudine Behara, and her brothers Charles E. Hill and Jerry Hill. Brothers-in-law Jim Condit, Quinton Shacklett, Marion Fredricks and sister-in-law Sharon Hill. Sadly she was proceeded in death by nephews Westin Hill, Travis Behara, and niece-in-law Tracey Hill.
The Catholic Mass for Rite of Christian Burial for Wanda Sue Behara will be on 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Zac officiating. Services will be live streamed. Go to www. gracememorial chapel.net and click on Sue Behara page and scoll to bottom of page to view.
The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Homebound Meals Program, Ponca City, OK.