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G race G. (Bennett) Bechtelheimer, 88, of Sabetha, KS passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Home.
Grace was born in Sabetha, KS on September 24, 1928 to Alfred M. and Gussie M. (McComas) Bennett. She grew up south of Oneida, KS. She attended grade school at Oak Grove Country School, and also attended three years of High School in Oneida. She attended Sabetha High School her senior year, and graduated in 1946.
Grace married Daryl H. Bechtelheimer on February 2, 1947 in Sabetha, KS. To this union was born, Doyle Eugene, Wayne Earl, Lennis Ilene and Joann Marie. They lived around Sabetha all of their married life.
She spent 16 years in the career field as a cook, and worked at Ken’s Diner, Ciera’s, and the Apostolic Christian Home. As a young adult she was a member of the Rock Creek Church of the Brethren, later transferring membership to the Crossroads Wesleyan Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Lennis Petr; a sister, Ruth Houchens; and a brother, Dave Bennett.
She is survived by her husband, Daryl of Sabetha; her children, Doyle (Connie) Bechtelheimer of Sabetha, KS, Wayne (Jean) Bechtelheimer of Wichita, KS, and Joann Pendland of Overland Park, KS; a son-in-law, Dan Petr of Blue Rapids; a sister, Doris Carlsen; a brother, Alfred J. Bennett; and seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and several step-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. Visitation will be Friday, February 17, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Popkess Mortuary. Interment will be made at the Sabetha Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home, sent in care of the funeral home, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 66534.
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