Mrs. Helene G. Bechtel|
Mrs. Helene G. Bechtel, 101, of South Street, Jim Thorpe, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, in the Weatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Weatherly. She was the widow of Kenneth E. Bechtel, who died Sept. 24, 1989.
Born in East Mauch Chunk, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Catherine G. (Collins) Klein.She was a 1931 graduate of the former Mauch Chunk Catholic High School.
- She retired after working for many years for Bell Telephone of Jim Thorpe.
Mrs. Bechtel was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jim Thorpe, the Catholic Daughters and the St. Joe's F.Y.I.
Surviving are a son, the Rev. James C., with whom she resided; two daughters, Sally Ann, wife of Jay Christman of Vine Grove, Ky., and Cathy, wife of Robert Hoerner of Schnecksville; a sister-in-law, Regina Klein of Jim Thorpe; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son Bob; and six brothers and sisters.
Service: Funeral service 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 28, Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe; Mass of the Christian Burial 11 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jim Thorpe, with the Rev. James C. Bechtel officiating. Interment, Sacred heart Cemetery, Nesquehoning. Call 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10:30 a.m. Monday. Contributions in her name may be made to the Sisters of Peace Pentecost, 484 Pump House Rd., Weatherly, Pa. 18255.
Published in Times News on July 25, 2014