Judi Kay Worthington

January 13, 1945August 23, 2018

Judith Kay Worthington, age 73, of Bluffton, Indiana, and formerly of Angola, Indiana, passed away at 3:18 pm, Thursday, August 23, 2018, at her home in Bluffton.

Judi was born in Angola, Indiana on January 13, 1945 to Vere and Norma (Lytle) Rathbun.

She graduated from Fremont High School. Judi lived most of her life in Angola, and had recently been living in Bluffton, Indiana. She was a kind and loving person, and had a big heart. Judi always tried to put others before herself, and enjoyed helping those that she loved. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, anything that was nature oriented, gardening, her cats, and watching Fox News, and the Mountain Men show.

Survivors include, her children, Carrie Cozad and her husband, Jeremy Tucker, of Ossian, Indiana, and her son, Tony Worthington of Angola, Indiana, grandchildren, Devin, Calvin, KayLee, Tiffany, and Amber and her husband Chris, a sister, Rita Potts of Butler, Indiana, a brother, Larry (Diana Sue) Rathbun of Fremont, Indiana, her companion, Ed Hudson of Enville, Tennessee, and many nieces and nephews.

Judi was preceded in death by her parents, Vere and Norma Rathbun. Her mother Norma, passed away shortly before Judi on Thursday morning, August 23rd. Judi was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Cathy Worthington, two sisters, Marilyn Hudson, and Laura Garr, and a brother, Robert “Bob” Rathbun.

Funeral Services for Judi Worthington, and her mother, Norma Rathbun will be held at 11 am Friday, August 31, 2018 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana, with Pastor Glenn Flint, and Chaplain Kris McPherson officiating.

Calling hours for Judi Worthington and her mother Norma Rathbun will be held from 4-7 pm Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana.

Burial will follow the services at Jamestown Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana.

Memorial donations in her memory are requested in care of the family.


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  • Visitation Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 31, 2018

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Cathern Book (AKA Worthington)

August 30, 2018

As Amber was growing up, Judi was such a support, she was more of a mom to me and we were close for many years. Even though our paths went separate ways, she never left my thoughts or my heart. I remember how when I met her, I had no idea how to cook. She taught me how to cook for the survival of her son. She also bestowed confidence and took me in when I had no place to go. Because of her I thrived and have lived dreams I never believed possible. She was the one who always lifted everyone else up. Even in her last few days, she worried more about everyone else and was still ornery as ever and still stubborn. I will miss seeing her at activities for Amber, it was always nice to catch up on things.

Mike Rathbun

August 27, 2018

Aunt Judi you were a very awesome woman, whom as a young child I could respect yet fear you at the same time.I enjoyed the time I had with you Tony was more like a brother than a cousin I will miss you ,but the many great memories will be cherished in my heart and mind forever.

Sue Shaw

August 26, 2018

I didn't know Judy for long. I remember her when my husband and I went to her place, not far from Holiday Woods in Angola. Quite a few years ago, but she was always so nice to me. I would like to send my condolences to her family and friends in this time of sorrow.

Carrie Cozad

August 25, 2018

My Mom never gave up on me when everyone else in my life did. In recent years she and I continued to grow closer and she became my best friend. I was by her side and helping her through this as much as I could be, and when the end grew near I played her favorite song, Stairway to Heaven, for her; and right before the end of the song her breathing grew calm and she closed her eyes, and she was gone. I was having a really hard time coping yesterday and wished I could call her like I used to whenever I needed to talk which unfortunately made it worse. I miss her more than I knew was possible.