Judith Ann Lacy
Judith Ann Lacy, 70, of Springfield died at 5:30 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born February 6, 1943 in Pleasant Plains, IL to Byron “Red” and Eileen Ray Howard. Married to Lloyd Lacy on November 21, 1962 and he survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Melissa (Brian) Myers of Springfield and Melanie (Greg) Antonacci of Rochester; two sons, Tom (Tonya) Lacy of Petersburg and Tim Lacy of Springfield; eleven grandchildren, Jed, Jake, Derek, Dustin, Indigo, Isabella, Sofia, Luca, Gianna, Eli and Ava; two great-grandchildren, Lexie & Liam; three sisters, Barb Johnson of Pleasant Plains, Sally (Gary) Boesdorfer of Plano, TX, and Debbie (Dave) Coontz of Springfield and one brother, Wayne (Jan) Howard of Pleasant Plains.
Judith was a member of Salisbury Christian Church. She was a rural mail carrier for 35 years in the Pleasant Plains post office. Judith enjoyed reading, bowling and playing Bunco with the Pleasant Plains Bunco Club, and she especially enjoyed watching reality TV.
Memorial Gathering: 3–6 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial Service: 6 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Robert Green and Nathaniel Kern officiating.
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Heaven received another Angel to watch over all of us.... Ms. Judy I will greatly miss those days at Kari's getting our hair done and you giving advise on what we should do with our troubles...I made a wonderful friend in you and will never forget those days and and hold them dear to my heart. Rest in Peace Dear Friend
I had never been in the mid west before I traveled out that way the summer of I think 99. When we arrived at your sister MIssy's I was so tired and I felt even more out of place. Judy took the edge off for me with a smile as to say come on in ...welcome!" I wouldn't be surprised if she was placed on the welcoming clouds at gates of heaven! Sending love and light, wishing you and yours peace and comfort during these mournful times and all new days to come!
God has gained a wonderful angel. Thanks for delivering our mail and letting me stay at your house as a kids. Prayers to your loved ones!
I am so very sorry for your loss
Our familes thoughts and prayers are with all of the Lacy's. Art, Jim, Tom & Julie Frescura
Rose Hergenrother, Pleasant Plains, IL Some of my fondest memories are times spent with Judy. All night sessions playing hearts. The Jaycee years. Performing with bands at Conventions. Did you know Judy played the tambourine? Popcorn fights! Trips to St. Louis ball games. It cost a lot of money to take a cab from downtown to Belleville and back. Meeting all sorts of interesting people riding a city bus back from the "Hill". Picnics in the partk. What ever happened to that out house? Judy's quick wit and sometimes droll observations - so spot on! I know she is already enjoying the company of all the people from Pleasant Plains who have gone before her. What stories they have to tell. I wonder how a tambourine sounds along side a harp. Enjoy your new life dear friend! A sad yet grateful "Old" friend. Rose
I like Judith and I will miss her.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
I'm very sorry for your loss. Melanie and I were friends in grade school. I remember she had invited me to spend the night for her birthday. As we were celebrating and Melanie was opening her presents, Mrs. Lacy handed me a package. She had gotten both of us a cute doll. She didn't want me to be left out, that was her heart and although I didn't know her after that, I'm sure her warm heart continued. P.S. I still have that doll, 30 years later!
I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. You're in my thoughts and prayers ...
Missy, So sorry to hear about your mom. I'll always remember our high school fun and seeing your smiling mom when I spent the night. I'll be praying for you all.
Our lives were forever blessed for having Judy in them. She was the dearest and best friend to me. Aunt Barb, Missy, Squeak, Tommy and Tim, she loved you with everything she had. Our world won't be the same, but because of her and the love she gave to us, our hearts will be filled for a lifetime until we see her again. She is my forever friend and because of her I have all of you in my life. My heart will always have her in it and each of you. Praying for peace and comfort in knowing she is with Jesus, now. I love you all so much.
So sorry to hear this sad news. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Judy was a glorious light in the world. Her kindness, wonderful laugh, and joyful approach to life were contagious. She raised a beautiful, strong family and was so very proud of each of you. You all will continue to carry her light forward. Please know that you're held in my heart and my prayers.
In my prayers that the family find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Tim, you and your entire family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers as you share memories, grieve and celebrate your Mother's life.
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all.
Missy, Tommy, Timmy, and Squeek--your mom was so kind and giving--always smiling and laughing and loving everyone. The world has lost a beautiful soul. Grieving with you. Love, Deb
Missy, Tim ,Squeak and Tom my heart goes out to all of you. I have great memories of your Mother. Always opening her home to me even one Christmas Day when I could not travel home. Praying for all of you.
Katie and Ulises Lay posted on 8/9/13
Aunt Judy was always one of the funniest people in the room. I'm so glad I got to see her this May; her one-liners were as funny as they've always been. Judy was warm and kind and always happy to see you. We will all miss her dearly. We're sending our thoughts and hugs from California to all of our family in Springfield. Love, Katie and Ulises Lay