Laura M. Judy, 90, North Manchester, passed away May 25, 2021, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester. One of David and Annie (Buchle) Chisholm’s three children, she was born in Jackson, Mich. May 7, 1931, and was extremely proud of her Scottish heritage.
After graduating from Jackson High School in Jackson, Mich., Laura married William Durham in Nov. of 1950. Together they had two children, Ronald and David Durham. On May 21, 1978, William passed away at the age of 50, marking nearly twenty-eight years of marriage. Lucky to find love again, Laura married Leo Judy on July 18, 1981. During their nearly forty blessed years together, Laura worked at Messer’s Greenhouse from 1993 to 1999. In 2000 Laura started working for Allen Feeds in North Manchester, eventually retiring in the Fall of 2013.
Laura was a beautiful, quiet soul who enjoyed tending to her flower gardens. She was always hardworking and rarely complained, even when her health began to fail. Laura loved watching birds, especially Hummingbirds, but her favorite animal was her dog, Daisy Duke, who Laura referred to as her favorite four-legged kid.
On Sunday mornings, Laura and Leo could be found at Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren in Liberty Mills, where they faithfully worshipped the Lord.
The loving memory of Laura M. Judy will be forever cherished by her husband, Leo Judy, North Manchester; son, Ronald (Krista) Durham, Charleston, S.C.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and the many people who thought of Laura as a mother, grandmother, and friend.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents, David and Annie Chisholm; husband, William Durham; son, David Durham, who passed away in 2003; brothers, William and James “Jim” Chisholm; sisters, Mary Ankrom and Doris Schultz; and one granddaughter, Rachel Lee Durham, who passed away April 28, 2000.
Family and friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday, May 31, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, with calling beginning at 10 a.m. at McKee Mortuary. Pastor Kelly Beutler and Pastor Erin Hurias will officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Laura M. Judy, memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, 103 North Third street, Liberty Mills, IN 46946 or Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.
The family of Laura M. Judy has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.