Betty Jean Peiler, formerly of Oak Park, died on March 15, 2021 at the age of 91. Born to Josephine and Lyle Merriell, she was the beloved widow of William A. Peiler. She is survived by her devoted children, William Peiler (Lisa McKamy), Karen (Robert) Doty, Beverly Masuda and Valerie Peiler (Doug Low). Her adored daughter, Laurie McAndrews, preceded her in death. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren Martin, Matthew (Kelsi), and Amanda McAndrews and by Merril and Claire Doty, as well as her great-grandchildren Avery and Emma McAndrews. Her laughter and thoughtfulness will be missed by many neighbors and friends.
At Betty’s request due to COVID concerns, a service will not be held. Betty asked instead that she be remembered privately and fondly by those she loved.
For those wishing to remember her through a memorial, she asked that donations be made to BrainUp, a cancer research consortium in Chicago, on behalf of her daughter Laurie, or to any charity of choice. To donate online, click here.