Unthank, Judy A.

June 29, 1941 - July 11, 2013

Judy Unthank, age 72, passed away on July 11, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano.

Formerly of Springfield, Illinois Judy has been a resident at the Madison on Marsh Nursing Home in Carrollton, Texas since March of 2011.

Judy was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1959 and worked at the State of Illinois. In her 35+ years of service with the state she held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility from receptionist to executive accountant. She was a member of the Riverton First Baptist Church. She loved God, cherished her family, loved to sing church hymns, enjoyed bingo and bowling and was a lifetime fan of the St Louis Cardinals.

She will be remembered for her wonderful spirit, her quick sense of humor, for the genuine interest she took in the lives of others and for the comfort felt by others even after speaking with her for only a moment.

She is preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Anna Richards, her brothers Ronald, Kenneth and Alvin, her sister Pat Dorr and her son William (Bill) Unthank all of Springfield, Illinois.

She is survived by her son John Unthank and wife Dede of Carrollton, Texas her daughter Kathy Mack and husband Kevin of Prosper, Texas; five grandchildren: Aaron Mack, Annie Mack, Tori Mack, Matthew Unthank and wife Kelly, James Unthank and wife Lauren and one great-granddaughter Ella Unthank; two sisters: Janet Braatz and her husband Charles of Lansing, Michigan, Wilma Heineman and her husband David of Chatham, Illinois; one brother William (Bill) Richards of Auburn, Illinois.

A memorial service will be held on August 10, 2013 at 2PM at the Riverton First Baptist Church in Riverton, Illinois with Pastor John Keyes presiding. Visitation with family and friends will be held in the church hall immediately following the service. Donations in Judy’s memory may be made to the Riverton First Baptist Church Memorial Garden, 975 Riverton Road, Riverton, IL 62561.

Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252, 214-306-6700.


3 replies on “Unthank, Judy A.”

John Unthank says:

Judy (Mom) passed away comfortably and peacefully surrounded by family. She had just celebrated her birthday two weeks earlier with her sisters who came to Dallas for a visit. Thanks to all for your condolences, love and support.

Janet Braatz says:

Judy was a good “big sister”. As children, she and I were very close… we didn’t always agree on things, but were there for one another on the roller coaster ride of life. We attended a church camp when Judy was 11 and I was 9 where we accepted Jesus as our Savior and Lord. I thank God for my dear sister and the knowledge that she is now in heaven with Jesus and a host of family and friends.

John Unthank says:

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