Surviving are her husband, Darrell L. Bechtle, whom she married on Jan. 1, 1966; a son, John David Bechtle of Middleport; two brothers, Earl (Nancy) Gilkey of Pomeroy and Kenneth L. Gilkey of Columbus; three sisters, Kathy Powell of Middleport, Jane Ann (Jerry) Hawley of Pomeroy, and Judy Gilkey of Pomeroy; her mother-in-law, Euvetta Bechtle of Middleport; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sarah and Russ Klontz of Lancaster; a brother-in-law, John A. (Ruby) Bechtle of Columbus; eight nieces, 10 nephews, five great nieces and four great nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins; a special friend, Joe Custer of Pomeroy; and a very special pet and friend, Molly Jean Bechtle.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with Lamar O'Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bill Gilkey, Christopher Gilkey, Russ Klontz, Joseph Gilkey, Jr., Shaun Baker, David Hoffman, Bruce Swift and Scott Curl will be pallbearers.