PEORIA - Mrs. Judith A. "Judy" Betz, 66, of Coleta, formerly of Peoria, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
She was born Aug. 30, 1946, in Peoria to Elaine Calhoun and Breck Nelson. She married Larry Betz on Nov. 6, 1994, in Peoria, and moved from Peoria to Larry's home in Coleta.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; one daughter, Krista Bally of Peoria; one son, Jason Bally of Peoria; one sister, Victoria (James) Kuzel of Tucson, Ariz.; stepchildren, Rowdy (Maggie) Betz and Rhonda (Tim) Granzow; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Judy was the co-owner of the Archery Den Pro Shop, west of Coleta, and was the manager of Sally's Beauty Supply until 2011.
Judy had a joy for life and always put her family and friends first. To know her was to love her.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Schilling Funeral Home, 702 First Ave., Sterling, Ill. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m., prior to the funeral, at the funeral home. Following the service, there will be a celebration of Judy's life at Milledgeville Men's Club, 204 N. Main Ave., Milledgeville.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to
Condolences may be sent to www.Schillingfuneralhome.com.