Judith E. “Judy” Stinemetz
Judith E. “Judy” Stinemetz, 77, of Winamac, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 8, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1942, in Winamac, to the late Harold and Iris Fern (Kersey) Shannon. Judy graduated from Winamac High School in 1961. On June 23, 1984, Judy married George Joseph Stinemetz. George survives.
Judy was retired from Pulaski Memorial Hospital after 37 years. She worked as the dietary manager and environmental services manager. She was currently employed at Refined in Winamac.
She had a lifelong history as a volunteer. Judy managed the food pantry at Pulaski County Human Services, and served on the hospital auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary. She had served as a bartender and bar manager at the Winamac Moose for many years. She was a member of the Eagles in Winamac. Judy was active in the Winamac High School Alumni organization. She was active in Republican Party politics in Pulaski County and had served as an election officer for many years. She often volunteered for fundraisers in the community. Judy received the H.J. Halleck Community Service Award in 2015.
Judy enjoyed growing flowers, playing cards and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was a wonderful caregiver to her husband George.
She is survived by her husband George Stinemetz; sons: Burke [Sonya] Tarble LTC, USA (Ret.) and Mike Stinemetz; daughters: Brenda [Robert Coble] McIntosh, Gerry Jo [Kenny] Whitehead, Missy Rehm and Susan [Paul] Stearns; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Joan Ryder; brother Jack [Brenda] Shannon; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Iris Fern (Kersey) Shannon; grandson Daniel Reedy; great-granddaughter Alivia Stahl; sisters: Julia Shannon, Betty McCord and Janet Willis; and brother Jerry Shannon.
Visitation was from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. There was a Winamac VFW Auxiliary service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with Rev. Michelle White officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion-Franklin Township Cemetery in Winamac.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Daniel Reedy.
Online tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 12, 2020)