|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1913|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 2012|
FLORIDA -- Ethel E. Bechtol, 98, of Florida, Ohio, passed away Monday evening, March 19, 2012, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.
She was born April 8, 1913, in Paulding County, Ohio, the daughter of John and Emma (Sprow) Shawver. On May 10, 1933, she married Everett R. Bechtol and he preceded her in death on January 17, 2001. Ethel was a sales clerk for the JCPenney of Defiance for 15 years. She was a member of Florida United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She graduated from Defiance High School.
Surviving are two sons, James (Nannette) Bechtol and William Bechtol, both of Napoleon, Ohio; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death also by her parents; one son, Jack Bechtol; two brothers, John and Charles Shawver; and three sisters, Minerva Wallace, Mary Houck and Cora Shawver.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Florida United Methodist Church, with Rev. Laura Clark officiating. Interment will be made in Florida Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from noon up to the time of the service at 2 p.m.
The family has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International or a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are in care of the Walker Mortuary, Napoleon, Ohio. Online condolences may be made at www.walkermortuary.us.com.
~ Defiance Crescent News 21 Mar 2012
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Record added: Mar 25, 2012
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