Class of 1917

1916 PeromaGladys Rosa
Gladys Rosa

Junior Class President; Carol Club; Class Basket-Ball 12-13; Philomathean Society; Websterian Club; Peroma Staff.

“It is not wise to be wiser than necessary.”

Gladys (Rosa) Bechtold

May 5, 1898 – February 7, 1975

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the First Christian church for Mrs. Gladys Bechtold, 76, long-time Perry resident, who died Friday in Good Samaritan hospital in Phoenix following a lengthy illness. Rev. M. R. Work, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Grace Hill cemetery under direction of the Parker funeral home.

Mrs. Bechtold was born May 5, 1898 in Lacy, Okla. to Loren and Alma Rosa. She was married Nov. 13, 1922 in Perry to Earl Bechtold, who died May 1, 1955.

She had made her home in Phoenix for several months.

Survivors include three sons, Jack and Robert, both of Houston, and Raymond of Phoeniz; two sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Berniece) Hamm, Albuquerque, N. M., and Mrs. Zola Tate, Stevensville, Va.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.