Ashton Funeral Home


JoAnn E. Raub-Bechtel

August 6, 2017

JoAnn E. Raub-Bechtel, 76 of Wilson Borough, PA passed away peacefully, Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her home. Born February 22, 1941 in Pen Argyl, PA she was one of 15 children of the late Marian (Breen) and Frank Compton. She attended Easton High School and was employed by Easton Hospital for 27 years before retiring. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Williams Twp. and an avid Bingo player. JoAnn also loved her trips to Connecticut, listening to Elvis Presley and time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 14 years: Charles Bechtel; 5 daughters: Robin Neumeyer of Apollo, PA, Irene Stocker (husband Bill) of Wilson, Laurie Ehlman (husband Greg) of Easton, PA, Dot Bartley (husband Ken) of Moyock, NC, Lurene Raisner (husband Ron, Jr.) of Wilson; a son: John Raub (wife Beth) of Allentown, PA; step-daughter: Melissa Smith (husband Leonard) of Easton; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Services are 10 AM Wednesday (Aug. 9) in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton; with visitation 6 PM to 8 PM Tuesday.  Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Hospice, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015. Offer online condolences at


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  1. Michelle Chunko

    August 6, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    So sorry for the kids of an amazing woman. She will be sadly missed. My condolences to the entire family.

  2. Kim Shoffstall

    August 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I am so sorry for all of your loss, she was a great woman and mother, she may not have been my own but she was like a mom to me as well. I’m going to miss her smile.. many prayers to all of you fly high mom on those angel wings and enjoy those dances with Elvis, till we meet again you will truly be missed 💗❤️💗

  3. Margaret scott

    August 6, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. Barbie Ruch (Dillman)

    August 7, 2017 at 1:14 am

    To Raub family and Becthel family,

    No matter how old we are, losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on, like a legacy of love that will always be with you all..

    With deepest sympathy,
    Barbie & Joey Ruch

    Though she’s gone from our sight, but never our memories; gone from our touch, but never our hearts.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family
    Barbie & Joey Ruch

  5. Lori LaBar Young

    August 7, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Im so sorry for your loss. May you all find comfort in knowing she is at peace.

  6. Theresa Hunter

    August 7, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Charlie and Family,

    May the comfort of family and friends be with you during this time of your loss.

    With our sympathy,

    Bo and Theresa

  7. Donna Shook (sister)

    August 7, 2017 at 12:44 pm


  8. Candy (Compton ) Heater

    August 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Aunt JoAnn
    We may not have been close my whole live for what ever reasons. But at times when we saw one another we sspije and you were an amazing kind woman. Now what ever pain you had is gone. And may you rest in piece. You will be missed by many

  9. Ken-Debbie-Korie Fritzinger

    August 7, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Charlie and Joanne’s Family. May She rest In peace. May God comfort all of you through all your pain and sadness. God Bless.

  10. Jaelyn -granddaughter

    August 8, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Many ilysm and ik u aren’t really here with me but I know ur still here in my heart ilysm and I am so glad I had the privilege to meeting someone I love so much!!! I wish u didn’t have to leave so soon 🙁 but I didn’t want to see u suffer 🙂 and ik u will always be my partner and ik u will always have my pillow with u:) and I still miss u and I love u I know I will always feel u squeeze my hand harder everday❤️😭

  11. Kami and Matt Laskoski

    August 8, 2017 at 9:51 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

  12. Bonnie and John Kelly

    August 8, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Charlie and family, so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories bring some comfort and peace.