Dorothy Becht

Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2013, 9:39 pm
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Dorothy A. Becht, 71, of Chillicothe, Mo., died Feb. 15, 2013, at Hedrick Medical Center, Chillicothe.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at Cowgill Cemetery, Cowgill, Mo. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.
She was born July 19, 1941, in Aledo, to Edward and Mary Collins. She married Richard Becht Aug. 18, 1976, in Andover. He died Oct. 5, 2010.
Survivors include two stepsons, Rodney Becht and Dennis Becht, both of Illinois; brothers, Jack Collins, Rock Island, Donald Collins, Florida, Frank Collins, Cambridge; sisters, Karen Buysse, Davenport, Debbie Tucker, Illinois; a cousin, Donna Fuller, Chillicothe.


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