Betty J. Niesman

Betty J. Niesman, 88, of Decatur, IL, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Betty was born December 12, 1930, in St. Elmo, IL, the daughter of Leonard Elmo and Myrtle Alice (Parks) Johnston. She attended Eastern Illinois University and worked at the Decatur Medical Clinic for many years. Betty married Robert “Bob” Niesman on January 25, 1956 in Decatur.

Surviving are her children: Beth (Fred) Lohrstorfer, Bruce (Jan) Niesman, Brenda (Terry) Rhodes all of Decatur, Brian (Carrie) Niesman of Oswego, IL; twelve grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; brother Bill (Marilyn) Johnston of FL; several nieces and nephews and special neighbors, Bill and Jody Hunt.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Harriet Johnston and nephew Bill Johnston. 

Visitation will be Monday, December 17, 2018, from 5 to 7 PM, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 AM, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois, Cancer Center of Decatur.

Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526, is in charge of the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared

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