Betty Friedman, 82, of Chatsworth passed away at 3:10 pm on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Piper City Rehab and Living Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the United Methodist Church of Chatsworth. Pastor David Reynolds will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Chatsworth and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will follow services at Germanville Cemetery in rural Chatsworth. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Chatsworth, Piper City Rehab and Living Center, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Betty was born May 20, 1930 in rural Chatsworth, a daughter of Walter and Edna May King Grieder. She married John Friedman on February 22, 1953 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Chatsworth. He survives.
Also surviving are her children: Joe (Cheri) Friedman of Gibson City, IL, Lori (Dave) Welsh of Columbus, OH, Jay Friedman of Pontiac, IL, Lana Friedman of Champaign, James (Angie) Friedman of Roberts, IL, and Jason (Lori) Friedman of Fisher, IL; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; one step-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother: Cleotus Grieder; and one sister: Dorothy Rose.
Betty sang in the Harmonettes in Roberts, IL and was in the Kitchen Band in Chatsworth for many years, and the Germanville Club. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, dogs, cats, cross stitching, crafts, and painting. Betty was an eclectic collector. She was active in the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.
She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church of Chatsworth where she played the piano and sang in the church choir for many years.
Betty was very family oriented. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be greatly missed.