Judy Fielder


Judy Fielder, 81, of Leona, passed away May 14, 2018 at her home in Leona. A graveside service was held Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Centerville Cemetery in Centerville.

Judith Lynn Fielder was born Aug. 11, 1936, in West Frankfort, Ill., to William and Dorothy (Downen) Brandon. She worked as a hairdresser most of her life. Judy married her late husband, Gary, on Dec. 31, 1977, and shared 39 years together until his death in 2017. Judy enjoyed gardening and was a very organized person. She was also a family-oriented person. Judy’s family always came first in her life. She had lived in the Leona area for the past 15 years, coming from Conroe, Texas.

Judy was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband, Gary Fielder and a twin sister. Surviving family members include sons, Jerry Sturm Jr. (Gretta) of Oklahoma, Dennis Sturm (Cheryl) of Goodrich and Randy Sturm of North Carolina; as well as seven grandchildren and numerous great -randchildren and extended family members.

Walters Funeral Home in Centerville is in charge of arrangements. www.waltersfuneralhome.com.