Judith R. "Judy" Lindsay
1942 - 2021
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home Bloomington Chapel
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Bloomington, IL

Judith R. "Judy" Lindsay

Jan. 31, 1942 - Apr. 29, 2021

LEXINGTON - Judith R. "Judy" Lindsay, 79, of Lexington, IL passed away at 5:16 a.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Martin Health Center in Bloomington with her daughter and sister by her side.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the First Presbyterian Church, Normal with Pastor Matt Wilcox officiating. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Normal or the LEAF (Lexington Education Advancement Foundation). Calvert-Johnson & Musselman Memorial Home, Lexington is assisting the family with services.

Judy was born January 31, 1942 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of: Glenn and Bettie Smith Claudon. She married James S. Lindsay in Lexington IL, on July 23, 1967, and they were together over 50 years. He died December 27, 2017. Surviving are: her son, Philip W. Lindsay of Bloomington; one daughter, Jessica R. Baker (Tom Dubree); and two grandchildren: Michael Baker and Starr Baker, all of Lexington; one brother, John Claudon of Whitesboro, TX; one sister, Joy (Jim) Ferguson of Plano, TX, as well as one niece, Carrie (Chris) Veal; two nephews: Tyler (Sawyer) Ferguson and Spencer Ferguson; one great niece, Caroline Ferguson; and other cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant daughter, Sarah Ann. Judy attended school in Lexington where she graduated in 1960 as class valedictorian. She then obtained a bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology from Illinois State University. While attending ISU she worked as a secretary for Clifford "Pop" Horton in the physical education department. She went on to work summers at Interlochen Center for the Arts camp in Michigan and worked in Arlington Heights with elementary students before returning to Lexington to marry the love of her life. After getting married she spent her years as a farm wife supporting her husband and assisting with daily activities on the farm. After Jim's passing in 2017 she assumed management of the family farm.

Over the years she was active in many local organizations such as the Lexington Park District, Lexington Ladies Club and Church of Christ, Uniting where she led the children's choir for many years. In 1992 her and Jim were awarded the Kiwanis Spiritual Aims Award. She also spent many years as a volunteer at BroMenn Medical Center. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Normal, IL since 2001 where she enjoyed fellowship and singing in the chancel choir. Her church family was especially important to her and she made many close friends there over the years. When she had time to relax you would find her out working in her flower beds or reading a book. She was an avid reader and had read thousands of books over the years keeping a written list of each of them. On the weekends she enjoyed attending the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, plays at the Community Players Theatre and spending time with her Kindred Souls group. Judy also loved to travel. She planned yearly family summer vacations when her children were growing up. Later in life her and Jim spent summer vacations in Michigan and wintertime in Tucson, AZ. Most recently she was able to enjoy a cruise along Cape Cod and a cruise with her sister and brother in-law last year in Hawaii. Family and friends meant so much to Judy and she is going to be dearly missed by all. The family would like to thank the staff at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Synergy Home Care, Martin Health Center and Carle BroMenn Hospice for the loving care they provided Judy over the last several months.

Published by The Pantagraph on May 2, 2021.
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R.I.P. to a beautiful lady. Always so caring & busy helping others. Sending prayers to your family for peace & comfort.
Connie Hunt
May 5, 2021
We are saddened at the loss of Judy. She was such a sweetheart! She and Jim were relatively new members at First Pres when we moved here, and they were so friendly and welcoming. We always enjoyed visiting with them. Our sympathy to all Judy´s family.
Joyce and Roger Reinmann
May 4, 2021
We were good friends from when we lived together and worked at the University.I will miss her dearly. She was always smiling and friendly. Sorry for your loss.j
Joanne Beazly
May 4, 2021
Jessica and Tom, was sorry to hear of Judy's passing, you have my sympathy. I always enjoyed visiting with her and Jim. Jerri Leach( I worked at grain elevator for many years)
Jerri Leach
May 4, 2021
Your Friends at Commerce Bank
May 3, 2021
A lovely, warm and vibrant woman. I'm glad to have met her.
Elsie Cadieux
May 3, 2021
SYNERGY HomeCare of Central IL
May 3, 2021
My sympathy in the passing of such a dynamic person. I´m reminded of the sparkle in her ice blue eyes and the matching vibrant personality.
LuAnn Schuler Lundell
May 2, 2021
Thinking of you, Jessica and your family! Hugs and prayers.
Tammy Vandegraft
May 2, 2021
My first memory of Judy was her piercing blue eyes and such a genuine beautiful smile that seemed to never leave her face. She was so kind. Made you feel as if you were her best friend. Please except my condolences for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Hall
May 2, 2021
How lucky I was that Judy was my first roommate at ISU. She was so helpful and became a forever friend. My sympathy goes out to her family. You were her life! My husband and I send prayers for all of you.
Dorothy Shifflet
May 2, 2021
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