DECATUR — Bea Rhea Platt, age 68 of Decatur, Illinois formerly of Maquon, Illinois died at 1:50 A.M. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at her home in Decatur, Illinois.
She was born on September 4, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Paul and M. Lorene King Platt. She married Daniel Nellis on October 25, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois. He survives of Decatur, Illinois.
Surviving are her daughters: Kendall Nellis of Decatur, Illinois and Paige (Joshua Birk) Nellis of Chicago, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, P.J. Platt.
She was a homemaker. She feed feral cats through the Trap and Neutered Release Program in Decatur, Illinois and foster many dogs.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Susan Bryce will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. t0 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville, Illinois. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Northeast Community Fund, Illinois Raptor Center or the Camp New Hope, Inc. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
Obituary written by family members.