Ruth E. Bechtold

Ruth E. Bechtold, 74, of Bippus, IN, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at 1:57 p.m. at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre, in Wabash.

Mrs. Bechtold was a homemaker and had worked as a secretary at Heckman Bindery, in North Manchester, and at Homier Distributing, in Huntington. She graduated from Bippus High School in 1957.

She was born May 12, 1939, in Huntington County to Dean and Martha Renz Prilaman. She married Richard E. Bechtold on June 15, 1957, and he survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Jeffrey (Trish) Bechtold, of Lagro; two daughters, Cindy (Tom) Hicks, of Kendallville, and Sally (Glenn) Steele, of North Manchester; a brother, Gary Prilaman, of Huntington; four sisters, Karen Prilaman and Andrea (Dick) Mauger, both of Huntington; Judy Hapner, of North Manchester; and Mary (Dave) Latta, of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

There are no calling hours or services.

Memorial gifts may be made to Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre, 600 Washington St., Wabash, IN 46992.

McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.mckeemortuary.com.