Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home

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Judith J Kelly

November 18, 1934July 13, 2020

Judith Jo Cox Kelly, 85, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020.

Born November 18, 1934 in Crawfordsville, IN, she was the daughter of R. Chayce Cox and Audrey (Wisehart) Cox Leas. Judith was a graduate of Darlington High School “Class of 1952” and received her under graduate and Master’s Degree from Purdue University.

Judith worked as a speech pathologist and audiologist and taught part time at DePauw University. She was a member of the American Speech & Hearing Assn. and the Greencastle Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Kelly-Vance (Michael Vance) of Omaha, NE and Jane Kelly (Thomas Lidd) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and a cousin, Bob Stwalley & family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Kelly and her parents.

Private graveside services will be held at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Darlington, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made in Judith’s memory to the donor’s charity of choice.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.BittlesandHurt.com.


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Judith J Kelly

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Tom Emery

July 22, 2020

Dear Lisa and Jane,
The enduring memory I have of your parents is from a few months ago at Kroger in Greencastle. I hadn't seen them for some time and I was delighted to see them by the meat counter. Dick had just found something really interesting to him --maybe spare ribs without antibiotics or additives--and was showing it to Judy with his unique enthusiasm and smile, and she was responding in kind. Smiling and participating in Dick's enthusiasm. It was a very pretty sight. They were young and sharing something they liked. I did not want to interrupt that moment so I smiled to myself and left them to their joy.
Tom Emery

Robert Sedlack

July 18, 2020

Lisa and Jane,

Deeply saddened at your mother's death. She was a lovely, vivacious woman, but I'm especially fond of her because for many years she and I had a standing bet on the Purdue-Notre Dame
football game -- which was really competitive during the '60s-'70s. Although the bet was a modest 25 cents, it gave us a chance to kid each other for a few days every fall.

And I know how proud both your father and she were of the two of you. Know that they both lived admirable and good lives ...
and that they will be missed by everyone who knew them.

Fondly, Bob Sedlack

Cindy Wright

July 18, 2020

Dear Lisa and Jane,
We would like to express our deepest love and sympathy on Judy's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have many fond memories of you and your family for many years.
My mom talked with your mom after your dad died. They had a good time reminiscing about both families and Judy Reynolds.

Betty and Cindy Wright
P.S. remember #2 pencils-Cindy

Tavia Pigg

July 15, 2020

Lisa and Jane, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your mother. We met and knew your parents a little bit when we first came to Greencastle (DePauw) in 1981. My husband, Wade Hazel, and I purchased our home--our first and only home--from your parents in 1986 here in Reelsville. At the time it was a small, 4 room old farmhouse that, if memory serves me correctly, your family mainly used as an escape from the 'city' (if you want to call Greencastle that at the time) and where you kept a pony to ride. I think that pony even met an unusual demise as your dad told it. We ran into your folks at the Outer Banks of North Carolina one Thanksgiving break many years ago too and spent the afternoon surf fishing with your dad! It has remained a vacation destination for our family through the years. Anyway, we still live in the house. We've put several additions on it as our family grew and 'tamed' the property for our butterfly gardens and now honeybee farm. Your dad was kind to us so many years ago and offered us the opportunity to purchase our first house, becoming a home and raising 3 children. I know you miss both him and now your mother. I just wanted to send my condolences and share a memory. Best, Tavia Pigg