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Judy D. Stinnett

December 17, 1942 — January 11, 2023

Judith “Judy” Stinnett, 80, of Syracuse, Indiana passed away on January 11th, 2023 at her home surrounded by family after a fierce battle with pancreatic cancer. Judy was born on December 17th, 1942 in Beech Grove to Nadalia “John” and Margarita “Hazel” (Gleason) Gerbick.  Judy grew up in Speedway and was the first-born and only daughter of John and Hazel and was instrumental in the upbringing of her two brothers, Louie and Johnny. She often babysat for families in her neighborhood growing up, and it was through this that she met her husband and best friend of nearly 65 years, Donald Stinnett. Judy and Donald began dating in 1958 and were married in 1964. They went on to have two children and make many unforgettable memories over the years for their boys and granddaughter.  Throughout her life, Judy’s favorite activity was spending time with family and friends, either camping, at the racetrack in Putnamville, or playing cards. Judy and Donald also enjoyed attending the auction in Cloverdale for many years and bowled on the Plainfield Bowling League in the early 1980s. Judy loved crafts and was an avid crocheter and knitter, meeting many friends over the years while making and selling her crafts. Judy had a huge heart, and often donated the blankets she crocheted to local nursing homes. Judy never met a stranger and offered kindness to everyone she met.  Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Nadalia and Hazel. She is survived by her husband, Donald; son, Kevin and wife, Barbara, and Barbara’s daughter, Wendy (husband Jim and children, Nicholas, Sydnee, and Brenna) Jackson and son, Jim Walton; son, Brian and wife, Paula, and Paula’s children, Ryan (son Braylen) Lowery and Shelby (children Weston, Lucas and Sophia) Johnson; granddaughter, Samantha and fiancé, Garrett Vandagrifft; brother, Louie and wife Vickie, and niece, Taylor and nephew, Sean; brother, Johnny and wife, LaDonna, and niece, Shannan and nephew, John Ryan; and many bonus children and grandchildren through marriage and the kindness of her heart.  Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 17th at Hampton Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield, Indiana. Visitation will be held Monday, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the same location. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery.  The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff and nurses at Center for Hospice Care in Kosciusko County for helping to take care of their wife, mom, and grandma during her final stages of life.

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