Judy Kay Herbst, 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 10, 2021, with her son and sister by her side. Judy was born on August 30, 1944, in Austin Texas, the daughter of the late Granville and Dorothy (Fox) Hatton.
Judy was a 1965 graduate of Peru High School and worked for many years at the Square Deal truck stop and later in the shipping department at Nixon Printing in Peru. She never met a stranger!
In 1986, Judy married Robert (Bob) Henry Herbst. He preceded her in death on September 22, 2015. She will be sadly missed by her sons Brian Townsend of Ohio, Pat (Amy) Townsend of Tennessee, Rian Townsend of Wabash, Indiana, and step-daughter, Anita (Bud) Pope of Minnesota. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Brittney Hattabaugh (Indianapolis), Braxton Townsend (Tennessee), and Chloe Pope (Minnesota), along with great-grandchildren Kaydence Hayes (Dayton, Indiana) and Jarren Guss (Peru). She is also survived by one sister, Pamela (Rex) Stitsworth of Peru and several nieces and nephews in Ohio and Indiana. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Sue.
Judy lived her last three years at Peru Miller’s Merry Manor where she always received excellent care. The family wishes to express their thanks to all the care givers at Millers. Judy also spent several years as Auxiliary President and “playing” bingo with the residents before becoming a resident herself. She will be missed by many. A long time “super” fan of Elvis Presley, Judy has been “All Shook Up” for much to long. She is now at peace.
We invite you to celebrate her life with us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home with Pastor Lou McKinney officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m.
Flowers are welcome as well as contributions to Diabetes and Essential Tremors research.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.
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