Corrie Jo Gross Bechtelheimer

December 8, 1978June 6, 2014
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Corrie Jo Gross Bechtelheimer, 35, of El Dorado died at her home surrounded by family and friends on Friday, June 06, 2014, after a two year courageous battle against breast cancer. She was born December 8, 1978, in El Dorado, to John and Sandy Gross. She is survived by her husband Trey Bechtelheimer; daughter Sloane Bechtelheimer; son, Rob Bechtelheimer; her parents, John and Sandy Gross of Parkers Chapel; her brother, Brian Gross of Parkers Chapel; her sister, Kristi Lowery and her husband Ross of Parkers Chapel; her maternal grandparents, Carrol and Millie Harris of Parkers Chapel; her paternal grandmother, Rosemary Gross of Ft. Smith; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Edward S. Gross, of Ft. Smith and brother-in-law, Cole Bechtelheimer of El Dorado. Corrie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Oral Communications from the University of Central Arkansas in 2001. She received a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2003. She was a speech language pathologist and practiced in New Orleans and Ashely and Union Counties. In 2014, due to illness, she ended her career as the speech-language pathologist for the Parkers Chapel School District. Corrie lived a rich, full life. She had a wonderful childhood as part of a great family. She married her high school sweetheart and love of her life and had two beautiful children. She has traveled to places many people only dream of visiting. She loved her job and touched the lives of countless adults and children in our community. Her battle against cancer has been fought with courage and dignity with the love and support of her family, her many friends, and of thousands of members of #teamcorrie across the world. Visitation will be held from 6-8 Saturday evening at the home of her father and mother-in-law, Russ and Gay Bechtelheimer at 1212 North Madison in El Dorado, please park at Madison Square Shopping Center. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Following the service, there will be a reception at the church’s parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship has been established through the Union County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 148, El Dorado, AR 71730 or the Parkers Chapel Education Foundation, P.O. Box 11891, El Dorado, AR 71730.

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  • Visitation Saturday, June 7, 2014
  • Memorial Service Sunday, June 8, 2014

Corrie Jo Gross Bechtelheimer

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John and Katrina Abbott

June 20, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Corrie was a beautiful young lady, talented and loved by so many people of all ages.

Casey Johnson

June 17, 2014

Wish I could have known you better! Those 4 years at Hope Landing and PC school were not enough. Praying for your sweet family and will think of you and them all very often. #teamcorrie forever...

June 14, 2014

Corrie your loving, positive inspiration continues on in lives of people all around! People who you know or may have never met. Your work is done on Earth as you lay at the feet of Jesus now. Your love will continue on from the lives you have changed here. I continue to pray to God to lift the sorrow away from your family and friends as you watch over them. I continue to pray your children and Trey can move on with the love of you in there hearts forever! May God bless your family with his strength, love and hope for the future ahead!

June 13, 2014

Trey and the Gross family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. We pray for comfort and peace in your lives. Corrie was a very special person.

Glenn and Jo Ann McDiarmid

Sharon Seyller

June 12, 2014

Beautiful Young Lady she was.... My Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Family and those Beautiful Babies.May God Bless each of you Abundantly.

Kelly Scott

June 11, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and I pray God gives you supernatural comfort and peace during the days ahead.

Marilyn Ganter

June 10, 2014

My prayers go out to the Family she will be miss

Torrey, Alaina,Reid and Makenzie

June 10, 2014

May you feel God's presence when you need it most. You are and will continue to be in our prayers. She touched so many lives through her good times and bad, she always had a smile on her face in front of others. She has changed me personally forever! She will be missed by everyone who knew her and the ones that just followed her and lifted her up during her journey. May God continue walking with you all through the tough times ahead.

June 10, 2014

My hear and prayers go out to the entire Gross family.
Tommy G.

Kristi Miller

June 10, 2014

I will continue to pray for your family.