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Judith Roberts (Judy) Thomas


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Judith Roberts Thomas (Judy)

passed away on November 22, 2016. She was born May 15, 1934 in Dallas, Texas to the late James and Bernadine Roberts. She graduated from Indiana University in 1956 where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Judy met her husband, Morris (Mo) Thomas, Jr. at IU and they were married after graduation in 1956. They enjoyed 60 years of happy marriage.

Judy was an outstanding swimmer and was a member of the United States Olympic Swim team. She competed in the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. She represented the United States in the Pan American Games in Mexico City in 1955 and won a gold medal. She also won multiple National Championships.

Judy had many interests. She was a member of Meridian Street United Methodist Church for years and she and Mo were involved with the Church's 5th and 6th Grade summer camps at Camp Otto. She co-chaired the Church's Annual Flower Festival. She loved the Children's Museum and was an active member of its Guild.  Judy was passionate about the Indiana United Methodist Children's Home and its work with kids, where she served for many years as a member of its Board of trustees. Judy was an active member or Meridian Hills Country Club where she enjoyed golf and bridge with her friends. Judy was also a member of the Bridgewater Club.

Judy is survived by her husband Mo, her daughter, Terri Thomas and son James (Katie) Thomas.  Her grandchildren are Judy ("Little Judy"), Madeline and Jacob.  Her brothers, Richard and Ron, and her sister, Connie, predeceased her.

Family and friends will gather at Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel on Sunday, December 11th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, December 12th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke's United Methodist Church where she is now a member.

You are invited to visit the website www.leppertmortuary.com where you may share a personal memory of Judy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Indiana United Methodist Children's Home, 515 W. Camp St., Lebanon, IN 46052.
Published in the The Indianapolis Star from Nov. 27 to Dec. 8, 2016
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