Archive for Saturday, November 23, 2002

Violet Elizabeth Bechtold

November 23, 2002


She was born Jan. 4, 1905, in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Martin T. and Pearl (Aery) Winchester. She moved to Atchison County when she was 5 and lived on a farm near the Old Huron community. She moved to Lawrence from Everest in 1945.

Mrs. Bechtold was a homemaker and member of South Side Church of Christ.

She married Thomas Bechtold on Oct. 10, 1928, in Everest. He died June 6, 1988.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruby Jennings, Lawrence; a brother, Joseph Winchel, Harbor City, Calif.; two sisters, Erma Bueghly, Mesa, Ariz., and Hazel Lowrie, Salem, Ore.; two grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Mary Evelyn, died earlier.

The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Presbyterian Manor or Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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