Betty Lou Podeschi

MATTOON -- Betty Lou Nichols Podeschi, age 93, of Mattoon, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Matthew Froeschle officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois.

Betty was born October 22, 1925, in Sullivan to Glen and Oka (Selock) Nichols. Betty was the devoted and beloved wife for 59 years of the late Richard P. Podeschi.

Together they raised four children: Natalie (Frank) Kesman, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida; Richard L. (Linda) Podeschi, of Mattoon; Lisa (Randy) Simpson, of Naperville. She was the loving mother-in-law to Scott Cossiboom of Gallatin, Tennessee.

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She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Deborah Cossiboom.

She is also survived by 8 grandchildren: Amy (Kevin) Rossi, Mark (Stephanie) Kesman, Brian Cossiboom, Chad (Holly) Cossiboom, Beth Cossiboom, RJ (Mandi) Podeschi, Scott (fiancé Amy Lejsner) Simpson and Kurt Simpson; and 5 great grandchildren: Evan Rossi, and Abigail, Noah, Judah, and Micah Cossiboom.

Betty was a registered nurse having graduated from St John's Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield. She was an amazing mom and grandma, special mother-in-law and dear friend.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in her honor are suggested to Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln, 1004 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, Il. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home's Facebook page.

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