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Mildred L. Judd, 93, a resident of South Whitley, died Saturday morning, March 2, 2013, at her home.
She was born April 8, 1919, in Huntington County, a daughter of the late Avery and Florence (Keiser) George.
As a small child, the family moved to Whitley County where she spent her formative years. She graduated from the Jefferson Center High School and then attended Grace College, Winona Lake.
On March 25, 1939, she was united in marriage to Lester A. Judd. They made their first home in Thorncreek Township. In early 1952, they moved to Cleveland Township.
In 1977, the couple moved to Cherokee Village, Ark. returning to the area in 1993. Mr. Judd died Jan. 30, 2002.
She began her work career with the former Blue Bell, Columbia City. She later joined Heckman Bindery, North Manchester, where she became a supervisor retiring in 1977 with 17 years of service.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of South Whitley.
The surviving relatives include a brother, Lester George of Fort Wayne; a sister, Irene Smith of Columbia City and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by daughter, Nancy Judd and a brother, Elmer George.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley, with the Rev. Toni Brewster officiating. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home. The burial will be in the St. Matthews Cemetery, Columbia City.
Memorials may be made to donorâ€™s choice.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.