Judith A. “Judy” Huffman, 78, and a lifelong resident of Elwood, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 20, 2020 at her daughter’s home following a long, wonderful life.
She was born June 14, 1941 in Elwood, the daughter of Edward and Genevieve (Todd) Wright.
Judy graduated from Wendell L. Willkie High School in 1959, and soon after married the love of her life, Ronald Ray Huffman on Aug. 15, 1959. They shared over 60 years of marriage together.
Judy retired from the Elwood Community School Corporation where she worked as a school bus driver for 38 years. She also formerly was elected as the Pipe Creek Township Trustee, worked as a meter-maid for the Elwood Police Department for many years, and served as a Pipe Creek Precinct Committeeman.
Judy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tipton for many years.
Judy’s family was the joy of her life. She never missed watching any of her children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren’s sporting events. Judy and her family enjoyed camping together for many years. She never knew a stranger and always had a great sense of humor and wit as she socialized in the community. Judy will be greatly missed by all her family and friends who loved her dearly. Her family would like to thank the dedicated staff of Heart-to-Heart Hospice for the outstanding care they provided to Judy. The care from Chaplain Phil, Stephanie, Haley, Missy, Rachel, and Tammy will never be forgotten.
Judy’s family includes her husband, Ronald Ray Huffman of Elwood; three daughters, Rhonda (husband Al) Fortier of Clearwater, Fla., Lynn Huffman of Elwood, and Rae Ann (husband Bill) Cress of Frankton; five grandchildren, Heather (Ed) Gordon, Heidi (Steve) Fischer, Jacob Cress, Trevor (Elizabeth) Cress, and Katie Huffman; eight great-grandchildren, Jack-son Gordon, Gabby Leavell, Claudia Leavell, Brendan Fischer, Izzy Fischer, Colin Fischer, William Cress, and Levi Cress; sister-in-law, Mary Wright; and several nieces and nephews.
Judy was preceded in death by both her parents and her brother, Eddie Joe Wright.
Due to restrictions on gatherings for the safety of the community, a private funeral service celebrating Judy’s life will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Copher-Fesler-May Fun-eral Home in Elwood with Chaplain Phil Rogers of Heart-to-Heart Hospice, officiating. Burial will follow in the Elwood City Ceme-tery. A funeral procession which will include the Elwood Police Department, the Pipe Creek Township Fire Department, and an Elwood School Bus will leave Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home around 1:45 p.m. Friday. The procession will go north to Main Street, east past the old city building to 19th street, north to Fairground Road past the schools, west past the School Bus Barn to Ninth street, and south on Ninth street to the Elwood City Cemetery. Members of the community are invited to stand outside along any part of the route in Judy’s memory.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Marion office of Heart-to-Heart Hospice through the funeral home.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at copherfeslermay.com.