---- — GOSHEN — Judie A. Eldridge, 70, passed away at home unexpectedly Saturday.
She was born on July 7, 1943, to John and Mary (Lung) Etsinger in Goshen. On Oct. 7, 1961, Judie married Thomas M. Eldridge. He passed away Jan. 29, 1989.
Judie worked at Everence, in Goshen, for 24 years. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially birds, gardening and her farm. Judie loved Jesus and her family more than anything, and her family misses her dearly.
Judie is survived by her mother, Mary Etsinger, Goshen; three daughters, Laurie (Roger) Chupp, Murle Anne (Doug) Erschen and Tammy (Mark) Erickson, all of Goshen; a son, Tommy (Jennifer) Eldridge, Goshen; granddaughter, Tori Eldridge, Goshen; two grandsons, Breece Erickson and Ryan Eldridge, both of Goshen; four sisters-in-law, Bonnie Arnold, Elkhart, Donna (Norman) Fisher, Edwardsburg, Mich, and Virginia (Dana) Morse and Dorothy (John) Christner, both of Goshen; and a sister, Susie (Bill) Gangwer, Goshen.
Judie was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation will be held Tuesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Pastor Scott Yoder.
A private graveside service will be held at Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorials may be made to Friends of Israel.
Condolences may be sent to www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.