Dorothy G. Bechtel

March 30, 1932 ‒ October 01, 2014

Fredericktown, Ohio

Dorothy G. Bechtel, age 82, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 1, 2014 at the Whispering Hills Care Center with her husband of 59 years, Paul by her side. She was born on March 30, 1932 in Ankenytown, the daughter of the late Frederick “Pete” and Gladys (Swank) Tyson.

Dorothy was a member of the Ankenytown Grace Brethren Church, Fredericktown Western Saddle Club and served as a volunteer in concessions for many years at Fredericktown athletic events. Dorothy was well known in the community as a babysitter for hundreds of children and took pride in knowing that she was a “mother” too all. If she wasn’t helping others, Dorothy was usually taking care of the “Posies” in her flower garden.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Paul; sons, Jeffery (Sally) Bechtel of Ontario, John Bechtel of Fredericktown and Jerry (Nancy) Bechtel of Fredericktown; three grandchildren, Shelbi (Billy) Bixler, Madison Lotz, Jacob Lotz and dearest friend Betty Horn.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Tyson.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Ankenytown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown EMS and can be left at the funeral home.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Dorothy G. Bechtel.

  • So sorry to read that Dorothy had passed away. To the family,
    many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Dear Paul and family,
    So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Bertha and I have many fond memories of you and Dot. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Your friends,
    Earnie and Bert Frazier

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Dorothy was always so great to work with at the food stand at the Fredericktown Western Horse Shows.

  • Jerry and Family:

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We all know she is in a Better place and is not suffering.


    Sue and Family

  • Paul and boys,
    Sorry for your loss. You have all been friends for a long time. You are in my prayers. Dennis

  • I was one of the children she cared for and enjoyed going to her house where she kept us entertained with baking and playing. Aunt Dot will be missed. Prayers go out to the entire Bechtel family.

  • Uncle Paul and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I have nothing but found memories of Aunt Dot from my childhood days at your house, and on grandpa and grandma’s farm. She was very kind and always had a good sense of humor! She will be missed by all who knew her.


  • Thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Growing up as a Bechtel was a blessing for each of us and of course Uncle Paul and Aunt Dot played a big part over the years.


  • Dear Uncle Paul, Jeff, John and Jerry,
    Our best wishes to you in his very tough time. Your Mom, to me, was a total delight and I will miss her very much. She had such a great laugh and great smile and was so nice to all of us Evans’. We all loved all the times we visited with your family and Aunt Dot was a special person to us all. We are so sorry for your loss. Please give your Dad a big kiss from us. We love you all very much.
    With love,
    Mark and Rebecca

    • Thank you mark for saying she was a special lady always doing something thank you for all the prayers and thoughvs of her God bless you mark and Rebecca

  • We didn’t know Dorothy, but we know she must have been a great person, because her son Jeff is a fine man. A shining tribute to her hard work.

    We are saddened for your loss, be we are comforted by the Bible’s promise of the resurrection of the dead, and we are confident that you will see her again, in perfect health.

    In the meanwhile, you will be remembered in our prayers.

    We love you.
    Jack and Lois Holuta

  • Jerry and Family ~
    We are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you cherish.
    Sam, Bunny and Jillian Vance
    Frank and Elinor Bartlett

  • Rest well Aunt Dot, you always had a smile for me and laugh to go with it. I have so many great memories of you, the farm and the family.


    Joe, Heidi, Adrienne, Adelle and Adam

  • You’re in my thoughts & prayers! Dorothy was always pleasant to be around. I enjoyed her very much!

  • Paul and Family,

    We extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one. May God give you peace and comfort at this time.

  • My deepest regrets….Dot what a difference you made for all of us…”what do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other George Elliot” Thank you for your example of love and kindness…May God be with each and everyone during this time…lisa

  • I am so sorry for your loss. A scripture that helps me deal with a loss of a loved one is at Revelation 21 and verse 4.It says He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be any more the former things have passed away. I hope this scripture will help comfort you.

  • Jerry and family,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Know how hard these days are for you. Prayers and hugs.

    Kelly Goff Castle
    Class of 84

  • My regrets, I missed Dorthy’s calling hours and funeral. My sympathy
    to Paul and the family. Dot and my parents were friends and sometimes
    they would go out and I stayed with Dorthy and Ralph. Christmas of
    1944 I spent with them because my oldest brother, Dick was critically ill
    in the hospital. She was a lovely lady and friend.
    Kathryn Nauman Williams