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1914 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
WHEATON - Lila Sturm Judkins, age 99, a resident of Wheaton, IL, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL. She was born to the late Rev. C.R. and Harriet Underwood on October 10, 1914 in Bloomington, IL. Lila was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was awarded Illinois Mother of the Year in 1991, but her family would argue that she was the "Best Mom in The World." Lila graduated from MacMurray College and was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award 2006. She worked as a Pharmacist in the family owned drug store in Roberts, IL for 40 years. Her life is distinguished by her Christian service and generosity. She is survived by her sons; Rodney and Maria (Wells) Sturm of Jensen Beach, FL and Norman and Susan (Webb) Sturm of Winfield, IL; grandchildren, Michelle (Keith) Westmoreland, Dr. Nichole (Lawrence) LaVanway, Michael Scott Sturm, Jason Derik Sturm, Ryan Haines, Erika Wells; and great grandchildren, Kelton Westmoreland and Charleton Westmoreland. Lila was preceded in death by her husbands; Muryl Sturm, of Roberts, IL and Wallace Judkins of Paxton, IL. Services will be held in two locations: first on Friday, March 7, a visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by an 11:00a.m. service at the United Methodist Church, 206 W. Green St., Roberts, IL, followed by interment at Lyman Township Cemetery. Secondly, on Saturday, March 8, a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Gary Memorial United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main St. Wheaton IL. Memorial gifts may be directed to Gary Memorial United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main St., Wheaton IL. 60187 Ph: 630-668-3100 or MacMurray College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 447 E. College Ave. Jacksonville, IL 62650. Ph: 217-479-7024. Family and friends may sign a guest book at www.hultgrenfh.com. For more information, please call Hultgren Funeral Home at 630-668-0027 or Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton, Illinois 60957, www.baierfuneralservices.com or 217-379-3200.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Mar. 6, 2014
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