Betty F. Bechtol, 101, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at her home.
She was born on November 18, 1921, in Muncie, Indiana, to the late William and Blanche (Lindsay) Shawver.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph L. Bechtol, whom she married on October 22, 1941 and who passed away on September 25, 2003; her daughter, Mary Cohen; her 2 grandsons and one great grandson; her 2 sisters, 2 half-brothers, and one half-sister.
Betty is survived by her children, Danny (Molly) Bechtol of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Larry Bechtol of Florida, Ronald (Glenda) Bechtol of Phelan, Alabama, and Joseph (Susan) Bechtol of Muncie, Indiana; her 18 grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.
Betty was a 1940 graduate of Bryant High School. She spent a majority of her life as a homemaker caring for her family. Betty was a member of the Fort Recovery American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary. She served as a Den Mother for the Fort Recovery Cub Scouts, Pack 199, and was a Blue Bird Camp Fire leader. Betty was a life-long member of the Fort Recovery United Methodist Church in Fort Recovery.
A celebration of Betty's life will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, with Pastor David Porath officiating. Burial will follow in Salamonia Cemetery in Salamonia, Indiana.
Guests may visit on Monday, December 19, 2022, from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on Tuesday from 9:00 until 10:00 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Center For Neurological Development, PO BOX 117, Burkettsville, Ohio 45310.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.