Jeanette Coady, 90, of Taylorville, passed away at 11:45am on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Taylorville Care Center. She was born on May 25, 1931 in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph Podeschi Sr. and Sue (DePolo) Podeschi. She married Joseph “Gene” Coady on September 3, 1951, at St. Mary’s Church by Fr. Joseph O’Dwyer. Gene preceded her in death on February 25, 2018.
Jeanette worked for several decades at her uncle’s grocery store, the “My Store”. She was an active member of St. Mary’s where she sang in the church choir as well as a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for more than 50 years. She was a member of Christian County Senior Citizens. Jeanette was a devoted grandmother, and thoroughly enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sports and music activities. She enjoyed playing bridge, Scrabble, and working crossword puzzles. The center of Jeanette’s life was God and her family.
Jeanette is survived by her children: John Coady (Kathy), Diane Tirey (Ed), and Kathryn Mitchelson (Randy) all of Taylorville, and Cheryl Fahl (Kirk Vince) of Port Charlotte, Florida; grandchildren: Craig Coady (Darcy), Maureen Magnussen (Mike), Andrea Dutt (Daniel), Kevin Tirey (Jennifer), Brian Tirey, Andrew Mitchelson, Kaylee Daniel (Joe), Daniel Fahl, Shauna Fahl, and Alexandra Fahl; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers: Ray Podeschi, Mario Podeschi, and Joe Podeschi Jr.
Jeanette will be cremated, and a memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. David Lantz officiating. Inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery following the mass. Visitation will take place from 10:00am until 11:00am on Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School, Christian County Senior Citizen’s Center, or the National Osteoporosis Foundation. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Jeanette, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.