Obituary of Judith Ann Gudeman
Judith Ann “Judy” Gudeman, 91, of Monticello, IN went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 9, 2021. She passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side. Judy was born on September 14, 1930 in Francesville, IN to the late Albert L. and Eliza L. [Getz] Gudeman. She graduated from Francesville High School in 1948. After graduation, Judy worked three years at Von Tobel Lumber Yard in Francesville. In 1954, she graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Lafayette and worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital for four years. Judy paused her nursing career and completed studies at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. She then combined her knowledge in nursing with her love for the Lord and headed to Rhodesia (currently known as Zimbabwe), Africa to serve as a missionary nurse. After 16 years of missionary work with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM), Judy returned to Francesville where she served as Director of Nursing at Parkview Haven Retirement Home. She finished her working career at TEAM Headquarters in Carol Stream, IL. Judy remained active while enjoying her retirement in Sun City West, AZ. In 2006, Judy was awarded the St. Elizabeth Outstanding Alumni Award for “a life devoted to others”.
In 2018, Judy returned to Indiana where she continued to be involved in Christian ministries, especially at Zion Bethel Church in Monticello. She never let her age be an excuse not to serve the Lord through volunteer work. Judy’s Godly life truly exemplified what it means to be a Christian. She loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with all of her heart and was a true testimony and witness to others wherever she went.
She is survived by:
Kathleen Shrock, Tyler, TX Sister
Jean Gudeman, Tucson, AZ Sister-in-law
Susan (Jeff) Braun, Niece
Gary (Doreen) Gudeman, Nephew
Sharon (Stoney) Burke, Niece
David Gudeman, Nephew
Bob (June) Gudeman, Nephew
Ed (Sheryl) Gudeman, Nephew
Jo (Mike) Pile, Niece
Bob (Lori) Shrock, Nephew
21 Great Nieces and Nephews
18 Great Great Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Albert L. and Eliza L. [Getz] Gudeman, Parents
Stanley Gudeman, Brother
Dean (Helen) Gudeman, Brother
Bill Schrock, Brother-in-law
Steven Gudeman, Nephew
Karen Gudeman, Niece
Visitation will be from 3-7 PM EST Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.
Funeral Services will held at 11 AM EST Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville with Nathan Braun officiating.
Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville with Jeff Messer officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Baptist Children’s Home, Mission of Hope (Baptist Haiti Mission), or LifeWise Academy.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
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