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Betty Joan "Jodi" Rich

August 2, 1935 ~ April 21, 2019 (age 83)


Betty Joan “Jodi” Rich, 83, of Monticello, IL formerly of Arcola, IL passed away at 6:50 P.M. on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello, IL. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Edwards Funeral Home.  Pastor Michael Morh will officiate.  Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the funeral home.

Jodi was born on August 2, 1935 in Arcola, IL.  She was a daughter of Theodore D. and Catharine (Bell) Shields.  She married Francis Marion Rich on March 5, 1955 in Arcola, IL.  He passed away on September 1, 2008. 

Survivors include on son, Charles L. “Chuck” Rich and his wife Carla of Mattoon, IL; two daughters, Linda Marie Leach and her husband Dan of Monticello, IL and Lianne Kay Graham and her husband Tom of Winter Garden, FL; nine grandchildren, Travis, Darin and Justin Rich, Matt, Ryan, C.J. and Chase Rich, Amanda Tracy and Cortney Cripe; thirteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ted Shields and his wife Joyce and Fred Shields all of Arcola, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, infant twins, Danny and Donna Rich, son, Gary Rich, one sister, Lulu Pearl Shields and one brother, Benny Shields.

Jodi was a 1953 graduate of Arcola High School.   She was a farm wife through and through.   She worked outside the home when her children were grown.   She enjoyed being with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Jodi was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Strasburg, IL

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