Ann Searls

September 30, 1931 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 90)


Ann Searls, 90, of Zanesville passed at 9:10 AM Sunday, November 7, 2021 at the Cedar Hill Care Center.

She was born on Wednesday, September 30, 1931 in Corning County the daughter of John Archie Karkus and Winifred "Winnie" Bowen Higgins Karkus.

Ann lost her dad in 1941 from injuries from a mining accident. She graduated from Glouster High School, Class of 1949. She was prom queen her Senior Year at Glouster High School. Ann married Jack in 1951 and they had 2 children, Carol Ann and Mark “Butch” Edwin Bechtold. Ann was a cab driver for Columbus Cab for 30 years, from 1970 to 2000.

She is survived by, 7 grandchildren: Gabie, John, Amanda, Mark, Krissy, Jakob and Holli; 10 great children: Cecilia, Gavin, Kacey, Naome, Chris, Madisyn, Lindsey, Hailee, Serenity and Chloe; and 2 great, great grandchildren: Lillian and Amelia.

Ann was preceded in death by her father John Archie Karkus and her beloved mother Winnie Bowen Higgins, her son Mark Edwin Bechtold Sr. and daughter Carol Ann Bechtold

No formal visitation or funeral services to be observed. A private family burial in Glouster cemetery to take place later.

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