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DERBY – Gary Dee Behrens, born September 2, 1938, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019. Celebration of Life 4-6 p.m. Sunday, September 8 in the Pavilion at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave., Derby, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert and Alice Behrens; brothers, Lawrence and Robert Behrens.

Gary is survived by his wife, Mary Lynn; children, William (Tracy) Behrens, Erin (Con) Nguyen; grandchildren, Chalese (Tony) Araiza, Christina Behrens; great-grandchildren, Lilly and Violet Araiza; siblings, Louise Fenn and twin brother Jerry (Sharon) Behrens; numerous nieces and nephews, along with a loving extended family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are with the Healthwell Foundation (; or “The Gary Behrens Art Memorial” c/o Derby Citizens Recreation Association, PO Box 324, Derby, KS 67037-0324 (make checks payable to DCRA).