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Betty A. Riedy

August 25, 1933 May 3, 2019
Betty A. Riedy
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Betty A. Riedy (nee Hodous), age 85, a longtime resident of Lisle, IL, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. She was born August 25, 1933 in Hinsdale, IL.

Beloved wife of the late James A. "Jim" Riedy, loving mother of Cindy (Brian) Rambeaux, Sandy (Tim) Gerten and Donna (Tom) Osborn, all of Lisle, adored grandmother of Paul, Robin, Richard, Samantha, Greg and Sophia, cherished great-grandmother of five, devoted daughter of the late Miles and Grace (nee Crosby) Hodous, dear sister of Richard (the late Carol) Hodous of Minooka, IL, the late Susan (Charles) Johnston, the late Penelope (Warren) Steinbach and James "Jimmy" Hodous, sister-in-law of Joyce (the late Tom) Mlyniec of Lisle and Susan (Marty) Szczech of Naperville, fond cousin, aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.

As a child, Betty's father built each home they family occupied. They made yearly trips each summer to Lake Kabetogama, MN to fish for walleye for weeks at a time. She joked that she agreed to cook all the fish for her dad, but refused to clean the darn things.

Betty worked her first job in the “proofing” room at Pepperidge Farm in Downers Grove. She earned her Beautician’s License working at Cameo Beauty Salon, and Dow’s Salon for many years. Many young ladies have prom pictures with Betty’s Classic Up-do’s. She worked at Riedy’s Hardware where she shared her paint and hardware knowledge to those in need. At Leo’s Cleaners she was a fixture until her retirement.

With her husband Jim, she spent many happy hours riding on the back of his 1966 Harley Davidson on Sunday drives. Later a favorite escape was to get to the casino where she loved the nickel machines, and trips to her get her favorite Bohemian foods. When relaxing at home, she played classic T.V. shows, and watching her hummingbird feeder for visitors every day.

Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 8, 11:30 AM at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 820 Division St. (Kingston & Front Streets), Lisle.

Interment will be private.

Betty loved animals, especially dogs. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty's memory may be made to:

West Suburban Humane Society, 1901 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515, (630) 960-9600,


Starfish Animal Rescue, PO Box 1355, Plainfield, IL 60544,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit

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4:00 PM 5/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




11:30 AM 5/8/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

820 Division Street
Lisle, IL 60532

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
820 Division Street Lisle 60532 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Starfish Animal Rescue

PO Box 1355
Plainfield, IL 60544

West Suburban Humane Society

1901 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove , IL 60515

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