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Judith Marilyn Hill

May 13, 1929 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 91)


Judith Hill passed away February 16, 2021. Judy was born to Virgil Henley and Marie Phillips Henley at her parent’s home in Martinsville, Illinois, on May 13, 1929. Her father was killed in a trucking accident when she was eight years old. When she was twelve her mother married Cloral (Pard) Hutson. Judy graduated from Martinsville High School in 1947 and that fall married her high school sweetheart, James Hill. They were together 68 years when he passed away.

She is survived by four children; Carol Sloan (Doug), of Terre Haute; Jeff Hill (Cyndy) of Mukilteo, Washington; Carl Hill of Terre Haute; and Christy Lybass (David) of North Palm Beach, Florida; grandchildren James Hill II, Renae Hill, Michael Lybass, Elizabeth Lybass, and Jason Sloan as well as a half-brother, Steven Hutson, of Findlay, Ohio.

Judy worked at many different types of jobs but spent many years working in the Payroll Department of Indiana State University and as an Administrative Assistant at Ivy Tech Community College until retirement. Her retirement job was walking 22 steps out her backdoor to work next door as a part-time receptionist for Advance Chiropractic.

Her biggest thrills came later in life when she was able to travel with Christy’s family to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yellowstone, the Panama Canal, and a Disney Cruise in the Caribbean. Those trips were a dream come true for her.

Jim and Judy were active in various Baptist churches, but their final years were spent as members of the West Terre Haute Baptist Church. While living with her daughter and son-in-law, she attended Central Christian Church. Judy was a faithful and active 50-year member of Pimento Chapter #516 Order of the Eastern Star where she was a Past Matron and Former Grand Representative.

Due to COVID restrictions, there will not be a memorial service at this time. A special thank you goes to her caretakers in “The Village” memory care unit at HutsonWood of Brazil and Hospice of the Wabash Valley. They were her family this past year of her life when window visits were her only touch with her children.

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