Mrs. Karen E. Bechtold, 62, of Canton, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.
     Karen was a former resident of the area. She was a high school teacher who taught at Oconto Falls High School. She also taught anatomy and physiology at the UW-Center. Later, Karen moved to Georgia with her family and taught at Cherokee High School in Canton. Karen was an excellent teacher who influenced a lot of young minds. She enjoyed swimming, drawing pictures and traveling. She loved her dog, Rosie, and spending time with her family.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents: Harold and Francis Plong. Survivors include her husband, Paul J. Bechtold; daughter, Kimberley A. Bechtold; and brother, John Plong.