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Judy Fifer

Judy Kay Fifer, daughter of Michael Homer & Beulah Lorrene (Collins) Fry, was born January 13, 1946 in the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa. Judy attended Central Decatur School. Judy lived in Van Wert, Leon, and Decatur while growing up. She was working at Tripps Nursing Home when she was introduced to a young man named Paul Fifer for a blind date. They enjoyed a night of square dancing and they soon knew that they would soon be married. On June 12, 1966, Judy and Paul were married in the Assembly of God Church in Leon, Iowa. Paul was serving in the US Army and they lived in Kansas for a short time before moving back to Leon and working at Westview Acres.
Paul enlisted in the US Navy and they moved to Waukegan, Michigan where they lived for 1 year. In February 1969, they moved to San Diego, California and on March 7, 1969, Reeta was born. In June 1971, they moved to Long Beach, California for the next four years. On May 14, 1975, Brenda was born in the Long Beach Naval Hospital. The family lived in Orange, California for 2 years. Judy and the girls returned to Kellerton in August 1977 and lived there while Paul was in Okinawa. After his return, they all moved to Selfridge A.N.G. Base, Mt. Clemons, Wisconsin in September 1978. On September 5, 1979, Patricia was born. The family moved to Florida in June 1982 and Paul retired from the US Navy in 1984. The family returned to Leon and lived there from 1984 to 1989. Kellerton became and remained there home since 1989.
Judy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family and enjoyed time spent with them.
Judy passed away in her home after a courageous battle with cancer on October 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Johnny Fry.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Paul of Kellerton; daughters Reeta (Jerry) Murphy of Fairfield, IA, Brenda (Randy Chumbley) Fifer of Kellerton, IA, and Patricia (Rick Putney) Fifer of Leon, IA; grandchildren Cassidy Simpson, Jennifer L. (Joseph) Kohnekamp, James L. Dowler, III, and Dakota Lee Putney; brothers Eugene (Sharon) Fry of Leon, IA and Frances (Linda) Fry of Colfax, IL; nephew Kevin Fry; nieces Kim Smith and Angela Scharfenberg; other relatives and friends.
A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided later.

  • Open Viewing

    October 23, 2014
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    October 23, 2014
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    October 24, 2014
    10:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Friday October 24 2014

    Maple Row Cemetery

    Kellerton, IA


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Guestbook

Paul & families, our prayers & thoughts are with you & your families in this time of sorrow,. Judy will be missed, always enjoyed what little time I got to visit with her at the Aux meetings. She is at peace & no longer suffering. Just cherish all the wonderful memories that you were able to enjoy over the years .God Bless All.
Keeping you in our prayers. Sandy & family

Posted by Sandy Campbell - Kellerton, IA - Friend   October 23, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

When I worked with Judy in Leon she was always smiling and always ready to lend a hand. I really enjoyed working with her for the couple years I did. I''m so sorry to hear
about her passing. My prayers are with you all. I''m sure she will watch out over you all with that wonderful smile on her face.

Posted by Virginia Paris-Swank - Mount Ayr, IA - former co-worker   October 23, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Your wife will always be with you, in your heart, in your memories, in all the loving ways she touched your life each day. Know that your friends and family will remember her, also. We all will miss Judy, but in time, we will have less sadness and more smiles as we remember her. You have all our love, along with plenty of hugs to give some you comfort. xoxo

Posted by John & Dee Euritt - Kellerton, IA - friends   October 22, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thanks to all our family and friends. Mom enjoyed each relationship so much. We know she is home with Jesus now, no more suffering and no more pain. Let''s all do our part of God''s Will until we see her again in heaven. That will put a smile on her face.

Posted by Reeta Kay Fifer Murphy - Fairfield, IA - Daughter   October 22, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss. Judy was a very special lady. So sorry to hear of the suffering you all have been handling, sickness is so hard to handle. She will be so missed by all who were blessed to know her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Always,
Brenda Osborn

Posted by Brenda M Osborn - Lamoni,, IA - friend   October 21, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Paul, Reeta, Brenda, and Patty. Am so sorry for your loss. Judy was a wonderful person and will be missed so very much. She always had a ready smile and a kind word for everyone. You all will be in my thoughts and Prayers.

Posted by Charlene Houk Adair - Osceola, IA   October 20, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM