WILLISTON, S.C. - Virginia Simmons Behrens, educator and writer, died January 22, 2002, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Born in Wilmington, N.C., on May 13, 1946, Ginny was a daughter of Leo and Iris Brunjes Simmons. She graduated from Winthrop University with a B.A. and M.A. degree with honors. Ginny worked in the Charlotte, North Carolina School System, and Thomson, Georgia school system, University of South Carolina-Aiken, and Thomas High School in Milwaukee. Survivors include her parents of Williston, husband, Harry J.A. Behren; daughter, Katharina Behrens of Milkwaukee, Wis.; sons, Karl Behrens of Milwaukee and Harry Behrens Jr. of Macon, Georgia; sister, Dr. Rebecca S. Weatherby of Chesterfield, S.C.; brother, Dr. L. Ben Simmons of Wilmington, Deleware. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Williston United Methodist Church, Williston, S.C. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial in the Williston Cemetery. Folk Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 367, Williston, S.C. 29853. (803) 266-3434.
The Augusta Chronicle January 25, 2002