Betty Sackman

PEORIA - Betty Lorraine Sackman, 81, of Peoria passed away peacefully at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, with her daughter beside her, at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

Betty was born on Aug. 5, 1931. She married Leonard O. Sackman on March 9, 1957.

She is survived by one son, Leonard O. (Gina) Sackman; one daughter, Lana S. (Sam) Pasco; six grandchildren, Tiffany (Mike) Meier, Breanna Purcell, Donita Purcell, Brian Sackman, Betty Roos and Leonard O. Sackman III; two sisters, Jean Johnson and Deloris Gorman; and best lifelong friend, Helen, Helen, Helen, which started in early grade school; as well as 13 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard O. Sackman; parents, Leonard and Mildred Sloan; as well as a daughter, Linda L. Bonati; a son, Larry G. Sackman; and a grandson, Tony L. Bonati.

Betty owned and operated Cinderella's Beauty Salon for many years before she retired in 1990.

She held memberships in the following: Illinois Hairdresser's Association; the Peoria Salon Owners Association; Elk's Emblem Club, Lodge 20, in Peoria, for more than 30 years; as well as the Sigma Chi Sorority.

Betty was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, never missing a game. Playing cards, going to the movies and the Elk's Club every Friday night were her favorite pastimes. Betty loved to entertain and be entertained. She was a very loving, caring and kind person to family, friends and even strangers.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at The Wilton Mortuary, 2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Pastor Stephen Barnes will officiate. Visitation will be at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 North Knoxville Avenue Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 688-2454

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 25, 2013