Judy A. Aldridge Anderson
Judy A. Anderson, of St. John, Ind., formerly of Lansing, Ill., and Union County, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, after a brief, valiant battle with breast cancer.
She was born in Jonesboro, on July 21, 1940, the daughter of William and Afton Aldridge.
She was the beloved wife of “Roger,” Charles Roger Anderson Sr.; loving mother of Charles Roger (late, Teri) Anderson Jr. of Schererville, Stephen Anderson and special friend, Kelly of Naperville, Charisse (Cal) Streeter of Topeka, Ind., Todd (Susan) Anderson of St. John; affectionate “Maw Maw” to 13 grandchildren: Curtis (late, Shannon) Anderson of Florida, Claire (Dan) Chadwick of Portage, Ind., Stewart Anderson of Florida, Danielle (Alec) Evans of California, Amy Anderson, Amber Anderson, Kimberly Anderson, Allison Anderson and Natalie Anderson, all of Carol Stream, Ill, Ashley (Ryan) Schmidt of Milwaukee, Wis., John Malo of Glendale Heights, Ill., Amanda (Steve) Herrmann of Chesterton, Ind., and Spencer (Katherine) Anderson of Chesterfield, Va.; doting Gigi to seven great-grandchildren: Grace Woods of Venice, Fla., Dominic Anderson of Venice, Fla., Benji Chadwick of Portage, Ind., Lilliana Chadwick of Portage, Ind., Gracelyn Malo of South Bend, Ind., Abrianna Smith of West Virginia and Mason Charles Herrmann of Valparaiso, Ind.
Judy is survived by her one and only sibling, her cherished sister, Jane Bauer of Anna, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Mike (Judith) Anderson of Crown Point, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Vida Milleris of Forest, Va.; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Judy was a faithful member of First Baptist Church for over 58 years, and for 56 years she tenderly cared for the babies in the church nursery every Sunday morning. She was involved in the Ladies Missionary Society and several of the Circles throughout the years. For the past six years she was Leader of the Western-Europe Circle. Judy had a heart for the missionaries and she dearly loved the members of her Circle.
Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 28, in the First Baptist Church Jack Hyles Memorial Auditorium in Hammond at 10 a.m. Burial followed at Memory Lane Cemetery, Crown Point.
Bocken Funeral Home, Hammond (Hessville), was in charge of arrangments.