Nilza Maria Coelho 91, of Peoria passed away on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at home. She was born on September 13, 1929 in Tijucas, Santa Catarina Brazil the daughter of Armando Conegundes and Dalia (Laus) Baxio. She married Naur Coelho on April 16, 1955 in Brazil. He preceded her in death on February 2, 2020.
Nilza was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bridge, bingo, sewing, crocheting, knitting, making dolls and doll clothes. She was a member of St Vincent DePaul church in Peoria.
She is survived by one daughter Nadia (Thomas) Tapp of Tulsa, OK; four sons Naldo (Sherry) Coelho of Groveland, Nathan Coelho of Peoria, Norton Coelho of Plano, TX, Norman (Sandra) Coelho of Murrietta, CA; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A private family visitation will be held on Monday June 28, 2021 with a public burial to follow at 2:30pm in Springdale Cemtery. Cumerford-Clary Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.cumerfordclary.com. Memorial contributions in honor of Nilza maybe made out to Unitypoint Hospice or the Children’s Home of Peoria.
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