|Death: ||Jul. 1, 2009|
Ruth Bechtold Fisher
Ruth Bechtold Fisher, 81, of Lititz, formerly of Bainbridge, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Landis Homes. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Amos Z. and Grace (Landis) Longenecker. She was the wife of J. Herbert Fisher, Sr. of Landis Homes, Lititz. They were married for 11 years in October 2008. Her first husband, Jay M. Bechtold, died in 1995.
Mrs. Fisher was a former member of Goods Mennonite Church and was currently a member of Millersville Mennonite Church.
A graduate of Lancaster Mennonite School, class of 1946, she retired from the former Ridge View Farms Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Mrs. Fisher was involved with New Life for Girls and Teen Challenge. She enjoyed gardening and babysitting for neighborhood children, and loved spending time with family.
In addition to her husband Herbert, she is survived by two daughters: June M. Bechtold and Marian E. Kanode, both of Elizabethtown; five sons: J. Nelson (Connie) Bechtold, Bainbridge; Marlin E. (Jan) Bechtold, Mount Joy; Wayne L. (Debbie) Bechtold, Harrisburg; Harold L. (Sue) Bechtold, Elizabethtown; Paul D. (Lisa) Bechtold, Elizabethtown; two stepdaughters: Marianne (Glenn) Hart and Marilyn (Robert) Hollinger; four stepsons: Herb (Dona) Fisher, Jr., Harold (Carol) Fisher, Ken (Pam) Fisher, and Karl (Eileen) Fisher; 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren, 20 step-great grandchildren; three sisters: Lois Hartzler, Esther Boll and Martha Zook, and two brothers: John Longenecker and Paul Longenecker.
Friends may call on Sunday, July 5, 2009 at Landis Homes, West Bethany Chapel, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz from 1:00-3:00 PM and at Goods Mennonite Church from 6:00-8:30 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 6, 2009 at Goods Mennonite Church, 4374 Bossler Road, Bainbridge at 11:00 AM. Friends may also call on Monday at the church from 10:00 until the time of service. Interment will take place in Goods Cemetery.
Arrangements by Miller/ Sekely Funeral Services, Elizabethtown.
Lancaster Newspapers, Lancaster PA
July 2, 2009
Amos Z Longenecker (1904 - 1981)
Grace E Landis Longenecker (1905 - 1978)
Jay M. Bechtold (1928 - 1995)
Ruth Longenecker Bechtold Fisher (____ - 2009)
Lois A Longenecker Hartzler (1930 - 2011)*
Goods Mennonite Church Cemetery
Created by: Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett
Record added: Jul 06, 2009
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