Jerry Juday

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Jerry M. Juday

West Alexandria — Jerry M. Juday, 73, of West Alexandria, left this earth to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at his home with his family after battling a long illness.

Born on Nov. 5, 1940 in Richmond, Indiana, he lived in New Paris, most of his life. He was the son of the late Edward O. "Kink" & Martha Mae (Jones) Juday. Jerry was a 1960 graduate of New Paris Jefferson High School and served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War and was the co-owner/operator of Jones & Juday, Inc. of New Paris. He was a member of the New Paris Jaycees, American Legion of New Paris and was an Eagle Scout. He collected Indian artifacts and participated in archeological digs with his mother. He loved spending time with his family and he loved to fish and mushroom hunt.

He was preceded in death by brothers: James E. Juday in 2009 and Jack E. Juday in 2011; sister: Jannan O. Juday in 1956; great-grandson: Lane Pipenger in 2003.

Survivors include his loving wife: Jo Ann (Elliott) Juday; Children: Kimberly Jo (Nick) Craft of West Alexandria; Rodney Michael (Sheri) Reynolds of New Paris, and Lelia Marianne "Annie" (Tad) Pipenger of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren: Adam (Danielle) Craft, Holden (Caitlin) Craft, Jacob (Stacey) Craft, Nathan Craft, Abigail Craft, Hosanna Craft, Seth Craft, Justus Craft, Noble Craft, Michaela Reynolds, Megan Reynolds, Moriah Reynolds, McKenzie Reynolds, Jesse Reynolds, Julia Reynolds, M. Scottie (Amy) Pipenger, James Pipenger, Kenneth Pipenger, Hayley Pipenger; great-grandchildren: Adam Craft Jr., Owen Craft, Haley Mullins, Presley Pipenger; nephews: Jason Juday, Eric Juday, Patrick (Krenta) Juday; niece: Jeryl Juday-Sims; great-nephews: Joshua Sims and Brandon Juday. cousins: William E. & Pauletta Sweet of New Paris.

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Monday, Nov. 11, at the First Baptist Church in New Paris, with Rev. Wes Brubaker officiating. Interment was in Springlawn Cemeter, New Paris, with full military services provided by the Preble County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420 or the 15120 Collections Center Drive 15120/LBX # Chicago, IL 60693. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the website at

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