Judith Kay Putnam, 80, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 3:50 A.M. Saturday November 26, 2022, at Accolade Heath Care of Danville. She was born October 11, 1942, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Harold M. and Juanita (Forrest) Griswold. She married William Putnam on June 18, 1960, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hoopeston. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by four daughters, Teresa (Pete) Sollars of Rossville, IL, Julia (Tom) Schnieder of Holly Springs, NC, Kathryn (Kurt) Ferry of Palatine, IL, and Patty (Graham) Merkin of Westmont, IL; one son, William “Bill” (Kristine) Putnam of Deltona, FL; two brothers-in-law, Larry Hofbauer of Cissna Park, IL and Robert (Jean) Putnam of Richmond, KY; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Judy was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Peggy Hofbauer; and one brother and sister-in-law, Gary (Maggie) Griswold.
Judy was a homemaker, caring for her family. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hoopeston where she served on the altar and rosary society and was a past secretary. She enjoyed reading, painting, and playing bridge. Most of all, Judy enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Friday December 2, 2022, at St. Anthony Catholic Church 423 S. Third St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral mass will begin at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the church with Father Ignatius Mulenda officiating and Father Ted Pracz co-officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorial contributions may be made in Judy’s honor to St. Anthony Catholic Church 423 S. Third St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
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