Helen Shirk Bechtol

Born: Tue., Nov. 22, 1921
Died: Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

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Helen Marguerite Shirk Bechtol, age 91, of Covington, GA, formerly of Locust Street in Milton, PA died on Friday, November 8, 2013 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, GA. Born in Hartleton, PA on November 22, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Stuart E. Shirk and Ella Stout Shirk. Helen was a homemaker and a member of the Womens Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Milton, PA.

She is survived by two sons, Alan L. Bechtol and wife Sheila of Covington, GA and Barry L. Ditzler and wife Samantha of Decatur, AL; brother, Jack Shirk and wife Virginia of Hartleton, PA; grandchildren, Andrew Alan Bechtol and wife Nicole and Amy Conner Bechtol all of Covington, GA, Barry W. Ditzler and wife Sheryl and Tracy Ditzler all of Decatur, AL; nine great grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Harold Elsworth Bechtol, she was preceded in death by a grandson, James Bryan "Jim" Bechtol.

There will be a private burial at a later date in Hartleton, PA. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Alan, Sheila and family, So sorry to read of Mrs. Bechtol's death. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carolyn

Gail & Gene Lindsey
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Sorry to hear about Alan's mom. Hope you are all doing well.

Samantha Ditzxler
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Mom, May you finally find your peaceful place. You will be missed. Love You. Sam

Lester Bryan
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Our sympathies and prayers for the family. Lester and Pat

Fred Saracino
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
To all my family I can only hope we do as well as Helen did. I hope she left the "stick bun" recipe to one of the family. Love to all.

Alan Bechtol
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Going to miss you mom. I love you. Hope you finally find peace and happiness with dad and your grandson Jimmy. They are waiting to see you.