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Margaret B. (Basham) Bechtol

June 15, 1935 — January 4, 2021

Margaret B. Bechtol,

Age 85, passed away peacefully January 4, 2021.  She was born June 15th, 1935 in Dublin, Maryland to Eldridge and Hazel Basham.

Margaret graduated from Asbury College with a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics.  She was a Girl Scout professional in Indiana.  Margaret was a pastor’s wife for 21 years, and was a member of the church choir.  She won the title of Miss Beautify Cincinnati in 1970.  While raising her children, Margaret substitute taught throughout their younger years.  She retired from Great Lakes Maritime Museum in 2005.

She is survived by her four children, Stephen (Gloria) Bechtol, Joan (Andrea Morena) Bechtol, Adam Bechtol and Tarla Serger; grandchildren, Rick (Ashley) Aguilar, Javier (Maggie Haley) Aguilar, Joey Bechtol (fiancé, Vanessa Alexander), Joshua Bechtol, Greta Bechtol-Moreno, and Maggie Serger; great-grandchildren, Luke, Logan, Londyn, Mya and Kamani; and sister, Betty (Ted) Hanawalt.

Margaret was preceded in death by her brother, Bear Wolf Basham.

There will be no services at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to A.R.N. Funeral & Cremation Services.  Friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at

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