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Betty I. Nordwall

November 27, 1922 April 3, 2008
Betty I. Nordwall
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PEORIA-Betty I. Nordwall, 85, of Peoria, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at her residence. She was born on November 27, 1922 in Oakland, IL to Casper “Cap” and Margaret Goggin Brading. She married Harry M. Nordwall on August 30, 1952 in Peoria. He survives. She is also survived by four daughters, Sandra Gingery DeVault of Chillicothe, Lois Wahrenburg, Theresa Nordwall and Lucille Melchert-Shay all of Peoria; five grandsons and one granddaughter, Frank, Casper, Paige, Zachary, Jay and Kenneth; and one brother, Casper Brading. She was preceded in death by one sister, Vyonne, and one brother, Daniel. Betty was raised at Guardian Angel Orphanage from the age of 8. She was a graduate of the Academy of Our Lady in 1941. She was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church, Chillicothe Red Hat Club, Crippled Children’s Center and Mother’s Group since 1961. She was very involved in Louck’s School Mother’s Club where she served as president in 1973. Betty was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Philomena Church with Rev. Donald Henderson officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m., followed by Lee Wenger singing a few Irish songs. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice or St. Philomena School Endowment Fund. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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