Judy Ann Whittredge Kirts


Judy Ann Whittredge Kirts, 76, of Kurtz, departed this crazy world to her new home in heaven at 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, wrapped in the arms of her children, Clifford, Lydia and Mark.

Born Oct. 22, 1938, in Kurtz, she was the third daughter of David Paul and Fern Doris Fleetwood Whittredge.

Judy attended Clearspring school, graduating in 1956. She loved music and especially enjoyed playing the French horn, which she continued to play until it was too heavy for her to hold. She had the privilege of sharing her talents with her grandchildren, singing, playing the keyboard, cooking and teaching them to fish. She shared a special relationship with each one of her beloved 11 grandchildren. Her granddaughter made the statement recently that described Granny perfectly: “Granny didn’t have very much money, but what she did have, she always made sure she shared it with us. We always got a birthday and Christmas gift.”

Granny Annie, as she was known to many, never failed to share what she had with others, be it her famous black bottom cookies or her listening ear.

Judy had worked at the USDA-ASC office in Brownstown and also was the administrative assistant for the National Foundation of March of Dimes Northeast District Headquarters in Indianapolis for several years.

She is survived by her three children, Clifford (Egna) Kirts of Kurtz, Lydia (Jack) Hauer of Seymour and and Mark (Tina) Kirts of Freetown; grandchildren, Andrea (Ben) White, Candace (Brian) Stout, Leah Kirts, Victoria Kirts, David (Ashley) Kirts, Louis (Alix) Kirts, Solomon Kirts, John Kirts, Elena Kirts, Wesley (Rachel) Cummings and Zoe Cummings; great-grandchildren, Alivia and Charlotte White, Tristan and Eden Stout, Jordyn Kirts, Tucker Humprey and Araylyn Jewel Cummings; three sisters, Elizabeth Rose Wray, Shirley Jo (Marin) McKain and Ruth Ellen Whittredge; one brother, Bruce (Kelly) Whittredge; and one sister-in-law, Phyllis (David) Whittredge.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kurtz Church of the Nazarene.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Spurgeon Funeral Home Inc. in Brownstown and from noon until time of service Wednesday at Kurtz Church of the Nazarene.

The family has requested memorials be given in lieu of flowers.

Online condolences may be made at spurgeonfh.com.