Judith Bitner

FARMINGTON - Judith K. Bitner, 74, of Farmington, Ill., passed away at 11:08 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

She was born Jan. 13, 1940, in Farmington to George A. and LaVon B. (Shelton) Long. She married Ralph Bitner on Sept. 29, 1956, in Corinth, Miss.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph, of Farmington, and two daughters, Dee Ann Hagen and Mary Jo (Richard) Perardi, both of Farmington. She was Granny to five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Jeff) Shillinger, Laura (Donny) Gruss, Michael (Sarah) Perardi, Daniel Perardi and Adam Perardi; and also her great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Kiera.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Judith was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington.

Judy loved camping, traveling and enjoying time with her grandchildren. She also loved her dogs and cats.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, with a two hour prior visitation. The Rev. Chris Deacon will officiate. Burial of ashes will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials may be made to Farmington Rescue 1100 or First United Presbyterian Church of Farmington.

To view Judith's memorial DVD and submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.

Funeral Home

Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home
341 East Fort Street Farmington, IL 61531
(309) 245-2452

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 28, 2014