Rozella M. Bechtold

Rozella M. Bechtold, 93, of North Manchester, IN, and a native of Huntington County, IN, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at 6:50 a.m. at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

Ms. Bechtold, a 1941 graduate of Chester High School, helped new mothers in their homes for many years. She and her sister, known as “The Bechtold Sisters,” gave musical programs for many organizations. She also sang with Peabody Entertainers.

She was a member of North Manchester United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church Faith Circle, Wabash County Home Economics Club, Tri County Chorus and Wabash County Singles with a Vision. She was a 4-H leader in Wabash County for many years, was active with Rural Youth in Wabash County, served as a counselor and youth Sunday school teacher at Salem United Methodist Church and volunteered as surgery hostess at Wabash County Hospital.

She was born Dec. 7, 1923, in Huntington County to John I. and Anna Marie Rickert Bechtold.

She is survived by a sister, Madalyn J. Bechtold, of North Manchester.

Calling is today, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind.-114 West, North Manchester. A service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service, at Peabody Chapel, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester. Rev. Sue Babovec and Rev. Mark Eastway will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Servia.

Memorial gifts may be made to Peabody Caring Circle, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester, IN 46962.