PEORIA - Betty Lou Mathews, 83, of Peoria passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
Betty was born on Oct. 16, 1929, in Anderson, Ind., to George and Della (Kerns) Frisch. She married Gordon Creech in January 1952. He preceded her in death in April 1997. She later married Robert Mathews on April 29, 2000, in Peoria.
Betty is survived by her husband, Bob; her daughter, Della Ann Creech of Peoria; her stepdaughter, Lisa Mathews of Peoria; her stepson, Scott (JoAnn) Mathews of Hoffman Estates; two stepgrandchildren, Austin and Ashley Mathews of Hoffman Estates; her sister, Mary Jo (George) Heathcoat of Peoria; and her brother, Richard Frisch, also of Peoria.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Betty was a licensed practical nurse for OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria for 34 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Peoria, the Peoria Women's Civic Federation and Senior Saints, and she was president of Neighborhood House.
A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, with a prayer service at 4:45 p.m. An additional visitation will be held one-half hour prior to the Mass at the church on Wednesday. Entombment will be at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the
. Online condolences may be made at www.davison-fulton.com.