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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Dorothy M. Bechtold

  • Dorothy M. Bechtold, 93, of Hannibal, Mo. died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal.
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  • Dorothy M. Bechtold, 93, of Hannibal, Mo. died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2013, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in  Hannibal.
    Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services Monday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
    Mrs. Bechtold was born July 16, 1919, in Mountain View, Mo., to George N. and Pearl Ann Belew Thomas.
    She was married to Louis J. Bechtold on March 6,1937, in Pike County, Mo. He preceded her in death October 15, 1991.
    Survivors include one daughter, Marsha Weekly (Joe) of Hannibal, Mo.; one brother, William Thomas of New London, Mo.; two grandchildren: Jason Bechtold of Hannibal, Mo., Jamie Bechtold (Corrine) of The Woodlands, Texas; two great-grandchildren:Shea Bechtold and Ashlynn Bechtold; a special granddaughter, Shelby Bechtold; and several nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Michael Bechtold; one brother, George Clinton Thomas; and four sisters, Mayme Welch, Elsie Williams, Thelma Branham and Oma Simpson.
    Mrs. Bechtold previously worked as an office secretary for Dr. Esicar. She loved reading and sewing.
    Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society, in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
    Pallbearers will be Jason Bechtold, Shea Bechtold, Ronnie Heaton, Buddy Thomas, Dr. William “Bill” Esicar and Dray Anderson.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd Gilliland, Jamie Bechtold, Roy Branham and Mike Branham.
    Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.
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