November 2, 1922 - December 18, 2018
Betty Lou Perkins, age 96 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Mattoon Health Care. The funeral service honoring her life will begin at noon, Friday, December 21, 2018 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938; Reverend Jeremy Morton will officiate. Burial will immediately follow in Rest Haven Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home. Betty was born in Coles County on November 2, 1922 the daughter of the late Cecil L. and Carrie A. (Mitchell) Williams. She married Harold E. Perkins on November 28, 1946 in Mattoon, IL; he preceded her in death on August 6, 2000. Other survivors include her children; three daughters, Dianna L. Zollmann and husband Rich of Mattoon, IL, Eugenia R. Perkins of Mattoon, IL, Tammy S. Miller and husband Doug of Moberly, MO; one stepson, Ron G. Perkins and wife Diane of Burlington, IA; five grandchildren, Bob Zollmann and wife Chris of Mattoon, IL, Amy Miller and husband Justin of Webster Groves, MO, Amanda Garrett of Mt. Zion, IL, Tyler Hudson of Mattoon, IL, Michael Perkins of Quincy, IL; and nine great-grandchildren, Patrick and Taylor Zollmann of Mattoon, IL, Chandler Kirkwood , Ayla, Kinley, Kian, and Saige Miller of Webster Groves, MO, Madden and Nealie Eggers of Mt. Zion, IL. She is preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Betty was employed by General Electric for many years and a former employee of Brown Shoe Factory. She was a devoted member of East Side Church of the Nazarene in Mattoon, IL. She enjoyed walking, and completing cross word puzzles and word searches. Betty loved to watch Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and her beloved Chicago Cubs. Her most treasured moments were spent with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Betty will be missed and her memory will live on through them. Memorials in her honor will be made to Coles County Humane Association, P.O. Box 101, Mattoon, IL 61938. Please visit www.mitchelljerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with the family.
Betty Lou Perkins, age 96 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Mattoon Health Care. The funeral service honoring her life will begin at noon, Friday, December 21, 2018 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200... View Obituary & Service Information
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