Jodell Lynn Bechler

October 10, 1960March 11, 2019

BECHLER, Jodell Lynn “Jody”, age 58 of Centerville, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019. Jody was born on October 10, 1960 in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Joseph F. and Lois M. Barnes Daniels.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Russell; daughters, Stacey and Jennifer Bechler; her brothers Randy Brown and Joseph Daniels; and many loved nieces and nephews.

Jody’s many passions included her family, friends, travel, music, cooking, and genealogy. Jody excelled in her work as a coding specialist (RHIT, CCS) for 36 years, most recently at Health Information Associates.

Friends may call from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45429. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2019 at the funeral home followed by processional to her final resting place at Woodland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in her honor at Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


  • Russell Bechler, Husband
  • Stacey Bechler, Daughter
  • Jennifer Bechler, Daughter


  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2019

Jodell Lynn Bechler

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Mary Jane Trainer

March 18, 2019

Dear Rusty, Stacey, Jenni and extended family,

I am at a loss for words. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to all. Have known Jody since birth. Such a beautiful person she became. She will be missed by so many as she was loved by so many. So sorry I could not attend her services due to illness. Treasure the memories.
Love, Janie, Brad, Ron and families

Gregg & Ann Harshman

March 17, 2019

Rusty, Stacey & Jenni~
Words cannot express how we feel about losing Jody. She was my BEST friend and confidant. The memories that we’ve made over the past 50 years! The latest was Ireland and that was incredible. We are heartbroken and just know we are here for all of you.
Love, Gregg and Annie

zahra ghahremani

March 16, 2019

I worked with Jody for past 4 years. I got to know her through my breast cancer battle. She walked me through the process and treatments. She helped me see the light at the end. She listened to me complaining and calmed me down crying. I called her many times and she always picked up the phone and talked to me . She was kind and beautiful inside and out. She sure left us so soon.

Russell Bechler

March 15, 2019

My wife, my friend, my love, my life!

Nothing can express the depth of my grief for the loss of our future and the many plans we made. Your foresight enabled you to take a chance on a guy who didn’t yet have to offer what you deserved, I am so grateful you did! Our nearly forty years together were as strong as any I have witnessed, we were blessed to have many, many, wonderful memories and experiences together.

You made me into the man and father I am today through example, love, encouragement, and support. I am proud to have been your husband and the father to our children. We were blessed with two fantastic children that we are so proud of, rest assured we will continue the path we paved and remain a dedicated, loving family. Thank you for your love and being the foundation in our family, it will guide us as we complete our journey.

You were such an inspiration to me and those around you as we witnessed you face the challenges of life head on, yet you had the grace to appreciate the life you were given and enjoy it to the fullest. While so difficult, I am extremely grateful we could comfort you as you completed this life. Don’t wait on me, I’ll catch up soon, rest at peace my love, you are free!

My endless love,

Donna Prendergast

March 14, 2019

Dear Rusty,
Sending heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Donna (Young) Prendergast

Kerry Payne

March 13, 2019

Jody was an amazing woman with excellent coding skills! I had the privilege of working with Jody and am just heartbroken to hear of her passing far too young! I'm praying that Jesus will wrap his arms around you all and provide as much comfort and peace as is possible during such a horrible loss. Our loss is heaven's gain. God Bless!

Patti Salizzoni

March 13, 2019

I've worked with Jody for the past 4.5 years. She was one of the most kind and sweet individuals I've had the pleasure to manage on a daily basis. She always worked hard and rarely called me for help. I will always remember the first time she came to Pawleys Island for training. We are from a similar area in the PA/OH valley. We had a lot in common and always had a nice chat when we would have meetings. She will be deeply missed by myself, the whole HIA and EUH team. Thanks Jody for brightening my life by knowing you. My thoughts and prayers go out to Russ, the girls and her extended family and friends. My heart is sad knowing I won't get to talk to her again. RIP my sweet friend and I hope to see you again one day.

Brenda Brocious

March 12, 2019

I enjoyed working with Jody back in the day. When I gave birth to my son, I remember when she came to visit me in the hospital. Our kids were the same ages. She was a darling person and my heart is heavy. Praying for her family.