Betty J. Bechtol

Betty Jean Bechtol, 84, of Wabash, IN, and having family members in LaFontaine, died Jan. 1, 2009, at the Wabash Skilled Care Center.

Mrs. Bechtol was a 1942 graduate of Roann High School. She was a W.A.V.E. in the United States Navy during World War II. She retired from United Tool in Wabash, where she was a secretary. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Wabash.

She was born April 16, 1924, in Roann to Edward and Faye Warner Haag. She married Robert L. Bechtol on Nov. 15, 1947, in Roann. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1994.

Survivors include a son, Michael R. (Deborah) Bechtol, of LaFontaine; a daughter, Sharon L. (Karl) Poland, of Zephyrhills, FL; a brother, Jerry Haag, of Wabash; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Jan. 6, 2009, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. Rev. Phil Lake officiated. Entombment was at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Christ United Methodist Church, 477 N. Wabash St., Wabash, IN 46992.