Diana L. Myers Bechtol

February 02, 1958 ‒ May 28, 2020

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Diana L. Myers Bechtol, age 62, of Marion, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at home following a brief illness.

On February 2, 1958, Diana was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, the daughter of Roberta (Kerr) Belt Cooper and the late Jacob E. Belt.  She was raised in Marion, Ohio, where she graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1976.  She also loved being a part of U.S. Open Drum and Bugle Corps in Marion.

For twenty nine years, Diana worked as a railroad clerk for CSX Transportation, until her retirement in 2011.

While at CSX, Diana found herself spending more and more time with a CSX railroad conductor, James Bechtol.  Their love for one another was undeniable, and they were married on October 24, 2005.  They cherished their fourteen years of marriage together and were hoping for many more years to come.

A woman of deep faith, Diana enjoyed attending the Marion Christian Center, where she was active in a prayer group.  “She was a prayer warrior,” always asking for God’s will to be done.

Avid campers, Diana and Jim loved to take their comfy travel trailer to parks all over the State of Ohio.  Their favorite trip of the year was their annual trip to the mountains of Tennessee, to visit Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, where they were married.  She also loved knitting and crocheting.

Very “bubbly,” Diana was such a joy to be around.

She will be missed by her beloved husband, James Bechtol; two sons: Gregory and Michael Myers; mother and step father, Roberta and Jerry Cooper; and two brothers: Gary and Jeff Belt.

Including her father, Diana was preceded in death by her favorite golden retriever, Katie.

Services honoring Diana’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Right to Life (https://www.ohiolife.org/donate).

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Diana’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Jim , boys, and family, I was shocked and so saddened to hear of Diana’s passing! What a sweet lady she was! Everytime I saw her, she had a big smile and kind words. I know your hearts are aching but at the same time , at peace, knowing your precious wife and mother is in a beautiful place! How bless and keep you!

  • Dear Roberta,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. Our sympathy to you and your family.

  • Jim and Sons, our deepest condolences. Diana will be so missed by us and her church family. We were so humbled by the opportunity to visit Diana at the hospital and to pray for her. If there is anything we can do to help you and the boys please let us know. We love you. We are praying for you, Greg and Michael.

  • During the Glory days of US Open Drum Corp Champioships I had the honor of talking to Diana on several occasions She was a extremely nice lady with a kind heart Us Drum Corp people have a special bond that never breaks She will be forever remembered and deeply missed To Jim and the family My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you always

  • Jim, Greg, and Michael. I am so saddened by the loss of your wife and mother. I remember her fondly and know what a wonderful woman she was. May wonderful memories fill you with peace. You are in my prayers.