Diane Louise “Bitsy” Oldham, 57 of Taylorville passed away peacefully at 10:20 PM on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Taylorville Care Center.


Bitsy was born on June 7, 1959 at Taylorville the daughter of Robert and Dolores (Dycus) Oldham. She was preceded in death by her parents; maternal and paternal grandparents; 2 aunts and 2 uncles.


Bitsy was a member of First Baptist Church in Taylorville. She competed for several years in the Special Olympics, winning many medals. She worked several years at the Christian County Mental Health Workshop and graduated from Central School with the class of 1980.


She is survived by: Sister, Rebecca (husband, David) Reed of Edinburg, IL; Brothers, David (wife, Norma) Oldham and Douglas (wife, Dana) Oldham both of Taylorville, IL; Step brother, Michael Izatt of Chicago, IL; Nieces, Beth Oldham and Keri Oldham both of Taylorville, IL; Nephew, Timothy Oldham of Springfield, IL; Great niece, Isabel Vincent; Great nephews, Kristopher Oldham and Aden Toberman; 3 cousins.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home.


Condolences to her family may be left at www.perfettifuneralhome


Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

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