Barbara Ann Bechtell Eshelman

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Barbara Ann Bechtell Eshelman

Barbara Ann Bechtell Eshelman Barbara Ann (Bechtell) Eshelman, 91, of Grove City, passed away at Grove
Manor Nursing Home in Grove City on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at
approximately 7:20 p.m. She was born in Greensburg on Nov. 24, 1926, to Margaret Clara (Walker) Bechtell and Homer Franklin Bechtell Sr.
Barbara graduated from Grove City College in 1948 and later received her master's degree in student personnel from Syracuse University.
Barbara married Allan Daren Eshelman on Dec. 24, 1971, and he preceded her in
death on Dec. 2, 1984.
Barbara had been employed at Grove City College as dean of women. She was
a member and former trustee of Tower Presbyterian Church in Grove City;
member and past president of the Grove City Women's Club; former member and
Past Matron of Grove City Order of Eastern Star Chapter 110; former member of Grove City Order of White Shrine; and she served as a volunteer at Grove City Medical Center.
She loved her work and to travel. She traveled extensively throughout Europe, Australia, Africa and New Zealand.
Survivors include her brother, Homer F. and wife Dolores Bechtell Jr. of Durham, N.H.; two nieces, Ms. Michele Bechtell Fritzi of Madison, Ga.; and Cynthia and husband, John Woods of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Helen Eshelman of Volant; sister-in-law, Marjorie Eshelman of Franklin; extended family, John and Janice Young of Mercer and several cousins.
Besides her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her stepson, Fred Eshelman; and brother-in-law, John Eshelman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grove City College.

Barbara Ann Bechtell, 91, of Grove City.
Calling hours: None.
Service: None.
Interment: Graham Cemetery, Franklin.
Arrangements are by SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Village of Leesburg, 1778 Perry Highway, Volant.
Published on November 7, 2018
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