Nov. 12, 1923 Lock Haven Clinton County Pennsylvania, USA
Aug. 2, 2009 Lock Haven Clinton County Pennsylvania, USA
Dorothy K. Bechdel, 85, of Blanchard, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009 in Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care Unit.
She was born in Lock Haven on Nov. 12, 1923, daughter of the late Walter and Addie Shaffer Kammerer.
She and Walter Bechdel were married Aug. 3, 1955. He preceded her in death in October 1983.
Dorothy had worked at J.C. Penney, was a past owner of Unkel Joe's Woodshed and also worked for Keystone Central School District.
A member of Faith Chapel United Methodist Church, Howard, where she was a member of the Friendship Circle, she also was a member of Eastern Star.
She enjoyed sewing.
Surviving are a daughter Gail (Andrew) Higle of Alliance, Ohio; a son, Scott Walter (Dawn) Bechdel of Blanchard; and four grandchildren, Joshua (Caitlin Smith) and Larry Bechdel and Johnathon and Natalie Higle.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 at Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 135 W. Main St., Howard, with Rev. Andrew Higle (Dorothy's son-in-law) officiating. Burial will be in Schencks Cemetery, Howard, at the family's convenience. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Chapel United Methodist Church, 551 Hunter Run Road, Howard, Pa. 16841 or to Beech Creek-Blanchard Fire Co., 38 Locust St., Beech Creek, Pa. 16822.
Online condolences may be made at www.Kader-Neff.com.