Ruth E. Bechtold, 74, Bippus, died Dec. 11 at 1:57 p.m. at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre, Wabash. She was born in Huntington County to Dean and Martha (Renz) Prilaman on May 12, 1939.
Martha was a homemaker. She was also secretary at Heckman Bindery in North Manchester and Homier Distributing in Huntington. Martha married Richard Bechtold on June 15, 1957; he survives.
She is also survived by one son, Jeffrey (Trish) Bechtold, Lagro; two daughters, Cindy (Tom) Hicks, Kendallville and Sally (Glenn) Steele, North Manchester; a brother, Gary Prilaman, Fort Wayne; four sisters, Karen Prilaman, Huntington, Andrea (Dick) Mauger, Huntington, Judy Hapner, North Manchester and Mary (Dave) Latta, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In keeping with Mrs. Bechtold’s wishes, there will be no calling or services. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.
Memorials may be made to Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre, 600 Washington Street, Wabash, IN 46992.