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Mary J. Bechtel

December 6, 1921 October 9, 2017
Mary J. Bechtel
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Obituary for Mary J. Bechtel

Mary J. Bechtel, age 95, passed peacefully October 9, 2017at Concordia at Sumner in Akron, OH.

Graveside services and internment will be held at Crown Hill cemetery in Orrville on Saturday October 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

She was born in Orrville, OH, on Dec. 6, 1921 to Jacob Elmer and Florence Ellen Hoffman Bechtel. Mary left the home farm after high school for Akron, becoming a “Rosie the Riveter” at Goodyear East Market St. After the war effort, she was a night telephone operator for Ohio Bell Telephone, retiring in 1978 after 32 years. Retirement found her on numerous trips across the US.
Always independent, Mary lived in her Gorge Blvd home, Tallmadge Oaks apt, Stow-Glen Assisted Living and Concordia at Sumner.

Mary is preceded in death by brothers, Ward (Ruth) Bechtel, Edson (Jane) Bechtel, Donald “Kelly” (Norma) Bechtel and sisters June Bechtel and Marjorie (Leland “Dude”) Everhard. Mary is survived by many nieces and nephews.)

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