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Judy Oatts Vannatta

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VANNATTA, JUDY OATTS, 61, of Louisville, KY, went home to be with God on November 5, 2013. She was born October 9, 1952 in Monticello, KY.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gleah Latham York and Lewis Oatts SR.

Survivors include a son, Michael Vannatta; brothers, Ted Oatts and George David Oatts (Kim); several nieces and nephews; special aunt and uncle, Charles and Margaret Barker; and special friend, Carolyn Staples.

Judy graduated from Wayne High School in Dayton, OH. Her mother died while she was attending Eastern Kentucky University but she persevered and graduated with her degree. Judy was a devout Christian, giving to several ministries and always sharing her faith. She attended Evangel and Southeast Christian Church in Louisville.

Her main focus was loving and bringing up her son Michael. She will live on thru him. She opened her home to his friends and had a motherly concern for each. Judy loved visiting with family, family reunions and simple pleasures like visiting state parks and enjoying God's creation.

She had a generous heart for God, family and friends. She always had a smile on her face and a hug to give. We will miss her.

A Service of Remembrance will be held 7 p.m. Friday at Newcomer funeral Home in Middletown, KY, with visitation after 4 p.m. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Monticello, KY, With visitation after 11 a.m. Burial will be in Elk Springs Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions may go to The Smaritan Purse or , To send a special message please visit


Published in The Courier-Journal on Nov. 7, 2013
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