Norma Jean "Maudie" Bechtel

Norma Jean "Maudie" Bechtel

August 16, 1937 ‐ June 30, 2019
Norma  Jean "Maudie" Bechtel
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: Westlake, Ohio Visitation: July 08, 2019 Cemetery: Catawba Island Cemetery

Norma Jean "Maudie" Bechtel  age 81, passed away peacefully June 30, 2019. She was preceded in death by her dear husband and friend of 55 years, Richard J. "Tricky" Bechtel.  Beloved Mother of Rick (Heather), Jeff (Melissa) and Brad. Proud and grateful Grandma of Scott, Natalie, R.J., Jake, Brice and Eric.      
Jean loved spending time with her family and friends at Catawba Island and was always a lover of dogs.  Family will receive friends Monday July 8th from 4:00- 7:00 pm at Jenkins Funeral Chapel 2914 Dover Center Road Westlake.  Private family internment at the Catawba Island Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve.  

Guest Comments

Tony and Bonnie DiBiasio
Westlake, OH

Dear Jeff, Rick and Brad, and your families,

Bonnie and I share our deepest sympathies on Jean's passing. Yet, when I think of her, there are only the most pleasant of memories. In all my years in the Fariview Schools, your mom remains one of my most memorable connections with the community and the school district. There were times when she was like a scolding big sister to me, and other times like a caring mother. But she and Dick grew to be life-long friends. A friendship I will always treasure. For each of you and your families, Jean has left behind so many positive memories that she and your Dad will be in your hearts and minds each day. I am mindful of the words of the Ancient Roman Philosopher Cicero, who said; "The lives of the dead, are placed in the memories of the living." Embrace those memories. Jean's spirit and positive energy fills each one fully.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Tony and Bonnie