Betty May Podlin (Eaton), age 91, of Algonquin, Illinois, and formerly of Antioch, Illinois, passed away on March 19, 2022 with her children at her side. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on May 3, 1930 the daughter of Ernest and Flora (Lashbrook) Eaton.
She is survived by her loving children, Tom (Rheta Murdaugh) Podlin, Tim (Denise) Podlin, Teresa Mehaffey, Tina (Kevin) McMahon and Todd (Robbin) Podlin; her proud grandchildren, Vicki, Eric, Ryan (Kyra), Joseph, John (Alyssa), Brian, Tamya and Javaree; and her great-grandchildren, Cooper and Kaedyn. She was a dear aunt and cousin to many.
In addition to her parents and brother, Ernest Eaton Jr., Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Walter A. “Wally” Podlin and her former son-in-law, Chris Mehaffey.
Betty and Wally owned and ran a small business, All Seasons RV in Elmhurst, for over 30 years. They enjoyed traveling to Australia, Austria, Hawaii, Hong Kong, South Caribbean, and Switzerland. They also enjoyed boating with the family when they lived on Lake Catherine in Antioch. They were very involved in their church, St. Peters in Antioch, and had many friends in the parish. They enjoyed doing puzzles together during their retirement years and traveling to their weekend home in Oxford, Wisconsin, where they also maintained many friendships. Betty loved reading her daily devotional books and the Bible every morning.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9:00 AM until time of an 11:00 AM chapel service at Willow Funeral Home & Cremation Care 1415 W. Algonquin Rd,. (one half mile east of Randall Rd.) Algonquin/Lake in the Hills.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 N. Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010, would be appreciated.
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