Kilgroe Funeral Home


Judith Edwards

September 10, 1940January 8, 2021

Judith Belle (Ferry) Edwards, known as Judy to her family and friends in Pennsylvania, of Lincoln Al, formerly of Chicago, IL and Louisville, Ky, passed away from Covid 19 on January 8, 2021. She was born on September 10, 1940, in Meadville, PA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Edith Ferry of Conneaut Lake, PA, her sibling Kenneth Ferry Jr. and her precious grandson Dalton Edwards of Auburn, AL and her loving husband of 53 years, Owen (Ferd) Wayne Edwards. She is survived by her sister Joyce Smith and her sons, Jeffrey Scott Edwards and his wife Lesley of Louisville, KY, and Michael Wayne Edwards and his wife Vicky of Auburn, AL, two daughters, Mary Catherine (Cathy) Edwards Blair and her husband Anthony of Lincoln, AL, and Penny Lynn Edwards Baker and her husband Jim of Cropwell, AL, grandchildren, Jake Edwards, Nick Edwards, Chelsea Edwards, Kameron Blair Carlin, Mallory Edwards Hendrix, Tyler Baker, Quinton Turner, Zackary Edwards, Jessica Baker, and great-grandchildren Christian and Braxton. Judy was a graduate of Meadville High School in Meadville, PA, where she participated in many clubs and was extremely popular amongst her peers and became the first homecoming queen in the history of the school. After graduating, she volunteered with the Red Cross and worked for one year as a secretary for the United Fund. During this time, she studied at home for Central Technical Airline School in Kansas City, MO. She became a student there in 1959 and excelled in teletype, and graduated earning her airline degree with Continental Airlines in Chicago, IL. Here she met her future husband, who was with Chicago Helicopter Airlines. After nine years, they moved to Louisville, KY. Judy was a stay-at-home mother until all her children were in school. She was with the Board of Education in Louisville for ten years, the Pell City, AL Board of Education for a year, and worked 19 years for Institutional Sales in Birmingham, AL as a broker sales rep. She covered five states and loved working in the Florida panhandle. She worked for Larry Merrill Produce company in Birmingham for three years. Judy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was a sister in Christ with her beloved church family at Refuge Baptist Church in Lincoln, AL. She was loved by many and will always be remembered for her loving personality. She will be missed dearly.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


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Roxanne Whitehead

January 14, 2021

Judy we will miss you so much. You were such a Joy to be with and so glad we were able to go on the boat ride with you in October on such a beautiful day and know you enjoyed it as much as we did being with your sweet family.

Chuck Russell

January 13, 2021

To the family,

I pray for your comfort during this time. Judy was a special person and a great joy to see with wonderful smile. In working with her, she was always fun to be around. Her computer (index cards) ready to go and was a tremendous competitor. As much fun as she was to be around when she was happy, sometimes it was more fun watching her get aggravated and she would get on a roll...HAHA. Judy is a special person and she will greatly be missed. I was always excited if I knew she was coming by the office or she was on the phone. She was fun and very caring.

Love and prayers for your family.


Cindy McDonald

January 12, 2021

Judy was such a Loving person always smiling and having a good time she will be missed by many . Our Prayers for her family and friends . We Love you all !

Tommy Brock

January 12, 2021

A very loveing and careing lady always had a smile on her face she will be missed by many

Lynn Mulvehill

January 11, 2021

Penny I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing!! She was so sweet and kind and always a kind heart and voice! My prayers to you and your family!! Love you!

Angela Rowden

January 11, 2021

I met the Edwards family as a child. The used to camp at Lake Shelby, where I grew up. The kids hung out at their campsite. Jeff Edwards was my first boyfriend, and date to the prom. My family loved all of them!! Mrs. Edwards was a huge influence to us all! I'll always remember her laugh! I even went to her for advice. You will always be a part of my spirit! I love y'all!🙏🙏🙏🙏💓💓💓💓

Laurie Jeffrey

January 11, 2021

I worked with Judy at United Foodservice Sales and loved every minute of it! She and I had many laughs and wonderful conversations. She was always uplifting and ready for fun. My prayers for her family.

Ed Eady

January 11, 2021

I worked with Judy and her daughter Penny for many years at United Foodservice. She was always good to me & encouraging when I first started in food service sales. One of my fondest memories was working on the the Florida panhandle when she was driving the test kitchen truck too fast and my samples & equipment started flying around so I took over the driving. She was a great lady and I loved her dearly. She will be missed. Every year we put the Christmas ornament Penny made for us on our Christmas tree & I think about the good times with her.

Patrick McClusky

January 11, 2021

The very first time I met Judy, we were both working for United Foodservice in Birmingham, AL. I brought her the wrong item at a food show, and she kindly (albeit, strongly 😉) suggested that I try again, and eventually I got it right. After that, we had a great relationship and kidded each other about that incident for several years afterwards.
I am deeply saddened by the news of her passing, and I know she will be greatly missed by her friend and family. Prayers to her daughter Penny, who was also a huge part of my life in Foodservice.