N. Jean Bechtel Albert

October 16, 1926 ‒ April 21, 2011

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: On a Caribbean cruise Charles R. Albert bought his wife Jean a lovely gold articulated fish pendant. Hanging from a long gold chain, as Jean moved, the fish’s tail mimicked a swimming action, making it come alive and appearing to fight a fisherman’s line. That feisty fish became Jean’s signature piece – she wore it everywhere, and it complimented her own personality.

Described as feisty, Jean Albert passed away Thursday morning April 21, 2011 in Oak Grove Manor. She was 84.

Born Neila Jean Bechtel in Mt. Vernon on October 16, 1926, she was the daughter of Andrew C. and Ila W. (Craven) Bechtel, and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School.

Jean worked with the Shelby Depot, as office manager of Goldsmith’s Clothiers, and retired from G&L Supply.

She was a member of First English Lutheran Church, a life member of Women of the Moose Lodge#47, a member of Daughters of Herman and Women’s Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post #3494.

For years, she and Charles spent summers on their boat at Charles Mill, and she made the best gingerbread cookies around the holidays (they were too much of a pain to make any other time!).

Her family includes her son and daughter-in-law Danny & Etta Louise Albert of Mansfield; granddaughters and their husbands Kelly & Robert Rush and Kerry & Mike Thompson all of Mansfield; great grandchildren Ryan Rush and Rachel Rush; a great great grandson Rylan Rush; a sister-in-law Betty Bechtel in Ft. Myers, FL; a step granddaughter; eight step great grandchildren; and a step great great granddaughter.

Her husband Charles preceded her in death on Christmas Day 1997. Also deceased are her sister and brother-in-law Helen Joyce & Raymond Frontz; her brother Lewis W. “Jack” Bechtel; and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Delight “Patricia” & Roland Poth.

Her family will receive friends Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions Moose Charities, Southern Care Hospice, or Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Albert family, and private condolences to them may be made online at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com