Dorothy G. Bechtel
March 30, 1932 ‒ October 01, 2014
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.