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Judy Dillenburg

August 5, 1948 ~ March 23, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

Service will be livestreamed

Judy Ann Dillenburg, daughter of Cecil and Inez (Marshall) Kneedler, was born at home on August 5, 1948 in New Virginia, Iowa.

The family moved to various small towns in Southwest Iowa and then finally settled in the Mount Ayr area where Judy graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1967. She later attended SWCC in Creston and graduated with a diploma in Office Occupational Clerical.

On October 5, 1969, Judy married Merrill Still and to this union two daughters, Lisa and Teresa, were born. Judy and Merrill later divorced in 1976.

Judy married Eugene Dillenburg on June 8, 1985 and to that marriage she acquired two stepdaughters, ReNell and Amy, which she considered her own.

Judy began working in high school by walking beans and then moved to the corn detasseling team to help buy material to make dresses for school.

Through the years, Judy worked at several businesses and the different jobs included a salesclerk, waitress and a cook. She later opened Dilly’s Daycare and was a daycare provider for 14 years. She watched over 300 children.

Judy enjoyed baking pies, cookies, and cinnamon rolls. She took them to the farmers market where she enjoyed visiting with people.

After retiring from babysitting, Judy became a chauffer for several Amish families, and they were like family to her. What Judy enjoyed the most was visiting with them and going on many road trips. She especially enjoyed visiting with the children and they enjoyed her visits as well because they knew she would bring candy to them.

Judy passed away at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr on March 23, 2021 with her family by her side after losing her battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law Eldon Dillenburg; brother Jerry Kneedler; and brothers-in-law Gene Kohl and Lyle Stump.

Survivors include her husband Eugene of Mount Ayr; children Lisa (Bob) Saxton of Skidmore, MO, Teresa (Shawn) Ritchie of Eldon, MO, ReNell (Wayne) Roybal of Santa Fe, NM, and Amy (Brent Stewart) Roybal of Osceola, IA; grandchildren Brandon (Katie Mitzlaff) Saxton, Aaron Saxton, Mackinzie and Levi Ritchie, KC and Noah Huffman, Ciprianna and Alena Roybal, Laura and Mark Roybal; and three great granddaughters; sisters LaVenia Stump of Woodward, IA and Linda Kohl of Mount Ayr, IA; brother Cecil Kneedler of Winterset, IA; sister-in-law Faye (Bill) Stull of Mount Ayr, IA; mother-in-law Retha Dillenburg of Mount Ayr, IA; as well as several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Memorials are to EveryStep Hospice in Mount Ayr.

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Funeral Service


Services

Open Viewing
Thursday
March 25, 2021

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Family Present
Thursday
March 25, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Funeral Service
Friday
March 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Burial
Friday
March 26, 2021

Rose Hill Cemetery
Hwy 2
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

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