Betty J. Bechtel

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Betty J. Bechtel of East Canton, Ohio passed away January 2, 2021. She was born in Hayesville, North Carolina and raised in Thomasville, North Carolina at the Mills Home for Children. She graduated from the Aultman School of Nursing and was a scrub nurse for 27 years. Betty was also a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.   She enjoyed gardening vegetables, was a wonderful homemaker and southern cook. She loved her grandchildren and vacationing in the Smoky Mountains.

Betty was preceded in death by daughter, Catherine Ditmore; brother, William Wheeler; mother, Bernice Wheeler; and Clay Ditmore (father of her children).

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Randy Bechtel; son, Steven (Debbie) Ditmore; daughter, Susan (Paul Knott) Ditmore; grandchildren, Evan and Samantha Knott and Matthew and Lauren Ditmore.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Treharn and the Aultman Cancer Center Staff for the care given to Betty. Private graveside services were held January 6, 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville, Ohio.


4 Tributes to Betty J. Bechtel

  1. Nancy Byerly says:

    Betty was a wonderful friend and a delight to be around. I worked with her for many years. She was an excellent member of the surgical team. Her beautiful southern accent and easy going personality made her a delight to be with. Her passing makes the world a darker place. May God give you all comfort, strength, and peace.

    • Susan Ditmore says:

      Nancy, thank you so much for your kind words. Mom loved the people she worked with and continued to tell us hilarious stories over the years. She often said it was some of the best days of her life.

    • Florence Sandra Penn says:

      I loved my friend Betty! We had a ball working together & we had a ball as friends. I have the best memories of Betty. Her laugh was infectious & the party didn’t start till Betty joined in with the gang. I’m so sorry we have lost this dear lady but I know I’ll see her again. Condolences and blessings to the entire family. Florence or as Betty called me Flirence!

      • Susan Ditmore says:

        Hi Florence,
        Thank you for your kind words. You and mom sure did have a great time together. We laughed over the years at some of the stories she would tell about you and girls from work. She enjoyed retirement and her grandchildren. She and Randy were very happy together. God bless!

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