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home : obituaries : obituaries July 16, 2019

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Kristina Behringer - Ware Shoals

Kristina Marie Bottorff Behringer, 39, a resident of 5 W. Katherine Street, Ware Shoals, widow of Staff Sgt. Joseph Gilbert “Joe” Behringer, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Self Regional Medical Center. 

Born November 26, 1979, in Champaign, IL, she was the daughter of Kevin Tarr and the late Linda Bottorff Pinson.  Kristina was raised in Chicago, by her Uncles, Roger Bottorff and Larry Gehrke. A graduate of Wrenn High School in Anderson and Greenville Technical College, she was a devoted homemaker, taking care of her children and serving as a supportive member and organizer for Families of Deployed SC National Guardspersons. 

Kristina was of the Lutheran Faith and was a talented cake maker and decorator. 

Surviving in addition to her biological father of Traverse City, MI, and her uncles of Chicago are her three children, Dylan Bottorf, Nicole Behringer and Sarah Behringer, all of the home; two brothers, Eddie Blacker of Piedmont and Steven D. Tarter, Jr. of Illinois; and her extended family and friends of Chicago and her Upstate SC National Guard family.

She was predeceased in addition to her mother by a sister, Erica Madden.

Services will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,  120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

For online condolences please visit

Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting Mrs. Behringer’s family.

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