Dorothy C."Peaches" Bechel

Date of Death: 2/27/2018

Dorothy C. “Peaches” Bechel, 73, Carrolltown passed away February 27, 2018 at home.  She was born June 23, 1944 in Marsteller, the daughter of William and Catherine (Jenkins) Bailey.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Bechel, brothers and sisters, Eleanor Molner, Margaret Catherine Bailey, Anthony, Carl, James, Edwin and William Bailey.  She is survived by her children Jeffrey Allen (Elizabeth) Bechel, Patton, Louis Bechel, Pikesville, NC, Linda (Jim) Meyer, Panama City, FL, grandchildren Allen (Taylor) Bechel, Amanda (Cory) Adams, Jennifer Meyer, Jessica (Josh Vandergrift) Meyer, Daniel (Robyn) Bechel, Cody Bechel and Anthony Bechel; great grandchildren Claire, Madi, Lucy and Cora; brothers John Bailey, Duncansville, Walter Bailey, AZ and a sister Elizabeth Sterrick, Parkersburg, WV and numerous nieces and nephews.  She worked at Riverside in Ebensburg for several years and spent the rest of her life as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.   Peaches was member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, Cambria County Fire Ladies Auxiliary, Carrolltown Fire Engine Company Ladies Auxiliary, past madam of the Patton Eagles and was active in community action.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at Stevens Funeral Home, Inc. 146 North Main Street Carrolltown, where a vigil for the deceased will be held.  Additional visitation will be held from 9:00 am until the 10:00 am funeral Mass Saturday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown. Rev. Jude W. Brady, OSB celebrant.  Interment church cemetery.  (

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