Judith A. “Judy” Fishel
Judith A. “Judy” Fishel, age 77 of Beardstown, died Tuesday, September 18 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
She was born November 28, 1940 in Cairo, the daughter of Donovan and Iola Burnett Rogers. She married Harry LeRoy Fishel and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by her beloved companion Tim Harris of Beardstown; six grandchildren Dylan, Conner, Sarah, Logan, Chase, and Kaitlyn; and a sister Nancy Bell of St. Charles, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sons John, Ryan, and Shawn Fishel, a sister Sally Surratt; and two brothers Jimmy and Donald “Buddy” Rogers.
Judy attended Beardstown High School and later obtained her GED. She had a strong Christian faith that helped her cope through losing all three of her sons. Through her life time she attended church in Beardstown. She was a previous member of Beardstown Emblem Club #474 and also volunteered for Hospice. She worked as a beautician in Beardstown for many years. Judy enjoyed bowling, was a talented oil painter, and making crafts; especially Christmas Wreaths.
Judy’s highlight in life was cheering on her kids at the ball park. Most of all she will be greatly missed by her family and longtime companion.
A graveside service was held September 22 at Beardstown City Cemetery with Pastor Mike Courson officiating.
Memorials have been suggested to Beardstown Baseball Association or the family of Judy Fishel. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.