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Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Judy A. Bryden, age 72, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday evening, May 19, 2020, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
She was born November 11, 1947, in Wayne County, Illinois, the daughter of Roy J. “Jr.” King and E. Ellen (Devore) King. She was united in marriage to David M. Bryden on January 5, 1969, at First Baptist Church in Flora and together they have shared 51 years of marriage.
Much of Judy’s greatest joy came from spending time with her family, including her husband, children, grandson, nephews, nieces and granddogs and grandcats, as well as her friends’ children. She was a very special aunt and great aunt. She was a longtime active member of the Flora Garden Club and First Baptist Church of Flora. Named the 1993 Citizen of the Year in Flora, Judy also found joy in volunteering her time, spending many years as a coordinator for local Red Cross blood drives. She was active with the Kappa Delta sorority. Judy was a 1965 graduate of Flora Township High School. She formerly worked as a secretary at First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband: David Bryden of Flora; 2 daughters: Jennifer (Tom) Shermer of Denver, CO, and Meredith Bryden of Annapolis, MD; a grandson: Anthony Shermer; and siblings: Linda (Bud) Martin of Fairview Heights, Debra King Casell of Flora, Pam King of Dundas, and Steve King (Susan Signall) of Austin, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law: Carson “Cas” Casell.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Fur A Good Paws or Clay County Diabetes Education and these will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
So sorry to learn of Judy’s passing! God bless you as you cope with your loss.
We miss you so much already and will miss you always. We will be there for David and the girls like I promised you. We will always love you ❤️ RIP Judy Ann
So sorry for your loss. Judy was an amazing person . Will miss that beautiful smile and laugh. You are all in my prayers
David , Jennifer, Meredith , so sorry to hear of your Moms passing ——She will be missed by many people that. loved her sending prayers 🙏🏻
So sorry to hear about the loss of Ms. Judy....She will be missed by so many. Will miss her laughter and stories for sure. I always loved to hear her do readings at church. Big hugs and continued prayers to your family.
So sorry for your loss.We will be praying for the entire famiky.
We are so saddened by this news. Prayers for all hurting right now.
We will miss you “second-in-command grandma” Aunt Judy😢 We love you ❣️ Nick & Parker
We are so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. We grew up in Flora and were good friends of Judy and David. Although we've been gone for a long time, we still have fond memories of the both of them and are heartbroken for the family.
So sorry for your loss David. Y’all will be in my prayers.
My sincere sympathy to the entire family during this difficult time. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around all of you! Judy was definately one of a kind! She will be missed very much!
We’re so very sorry for the loss of your beloved sister. Our prayers are with each of you as you walk this path of heartache.
Shari and I are so sorry for your loss
Dave, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing she will be missed for sure.
Judy, You managed to bring lots of happiness and smiles to a lot of people and will be missed by many. I am thankful that the almighty put you and your family in my life, and please know no matter the cost we will always be here for your family. I love you very much, and I know you will watch over David, the girls, and their families. Until we see each other again, thank you for all the smiles and memories you have given to me to enjoy for the rest of my life. Rest easy mom...
David, girls and family, The special memories of Judy, will always bring a smile. If only we could have her back for just a little while, then we could sit and talk again just like we use to do. The fact that she is no longer here will always cause us pain, but, she will forever be in our hearts until we meet again. I am praying for all of you and sending my deepest sympathy. I will forever cherish the time I had with her.
Heaven has gained an angel...prayers of comfort and peace...
Dear #1, I am so thankful that my last memory will be me and you and Linda spending 7 hours in a conference call last week, talking and laughing. I will miss...your 3 a.m. phone calls. Who else keeps hours like us? I will miss...your calls of "do you remember", or, "what is the name of the person". As I told you, your and Linda's memory loss was good at keeping my brain active. I will miss...you asking me computer or phone questions. It always made me feel way smarter than I am. I will miss...many things, but mostly I will miss...YOU. I love you. Godspeed on your journey. Love, #3
I’m so very sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Prayers for comfort for your whole family.
Thoughts and prayers to David, Jennifer, Meredith, and the Family! Lots of great memories! God bless you all!
Condolences to David, his family, and the King family. Judy was the kindest person I’ve ever known. What a sweetheart the community has lost. My heart hurts.
My thoughts and prayers are certainly with the family at this very difficult time.
So sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you all.
To the family of Judy Bryden, May God wrap His arms of comfort around you. May you have some peace from above. So sorry for your loss. Sue and Dennis Hampsten
So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers for God's comfort. She was a great person. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow
We were saddened to hear of Judy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Sorry for your loss! Prayers!
Comforting prayers to all. I'm gonna miss you Judy, always loved talking and seeing you. God bless you all.
You were more like a mom to me than a big sister,and I love you more than words can say. Life isn't going to be the same without you. I will, and do miss you terribly. Rest in peace and sleep with the Angels my sweet sister. I love you. Love you're little sister Odie
As part of Bud and Linda's "Texas Cousins" I feel like I've known Judy forever, even tho we never met. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go thru this difficult time. God Bless!!
Judy was such a wonderful lady who will be remembered lovingly by all who knew her.
Remember school days, times at FLORA, fun times.
So very sorry for your loss. Judy will be missed!
So sorry for your loss!
We are so sorry for your family's loss. Prayers going up for the best cousins ever!!
David, Jennifer, and Meredith I hope you know that we are all thinking of you during this difficult time. Clearly Judy will be missed in Flora.
So sorry for your loss. I pray with all my heart that God will be with you and your family thru these trying times. Judy was a good friend an d wonderful person. God Bless you all.
David and family we are sorry for your loss May God bless and comfort as only He ca
David, Jennifer, Meredith, and family, I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful lady. I have so many great memories of spending time with Judy during my childhood. She will be greatly missed by so many! Sending much love and many prayers for your comfort through this difficult time.
David & girls, so sorry to hear of your loss and your family is in our thoughts &prayers.
I’m so saddened by the loss of your sweet Judy . May you take comfort knowing there is another angel flying above you . ❤️
RIP Judy, FTHS Wolvess Dave 1964
So much of my childhood was spent with Meredith and your family.... Memories that still make me smile today! Just recently you met my daughter and she too, fell in love with you and your warm and caring heart (she is still asking for the sleepover you and she planned) ❤️❤️❤️ Prayers for Meredith, Jennifer and David!!!! Judy, you will be missed by so many!!
So very sorry. My prayers for comfort and peace are offer. In His Great mercy hear our prayers.
We sure loved Judy. She was such a kind and wonderfully special lady and friend. Prayers for you all..
Linda, I could always tell by Bud how close you and Sister were. Driving back and forth from Florida to spend time with your sister was evidence of your loyalty to each . Special thoughts for you and may your Sister R.I.P.
We are glad you are no longer in pain but you will be missed. We sure had a lot of good time spent sitting at the table in Aunt Jane’s kitchen over the years. Glad for the memories. RIP Judy.🙏🏻
Linda & Debbie , So sorry to hear for Judy"s death.
So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs, love and prayers your way. May God be with you in your time of need giving you strength to endure and adjust to life without Judy. ❤️
David, Jennifer and Meredith thank you for sharing Judy with our family. She was like a second mom to our boys when they were young. She was my dearest friend, the sister I never had. We will miss her but will never forget her. We love you.
Prayers for all
I know you're wrapped in Junior and Ellen's arms. Peace be with you.
I am so sorry to hear that Just passed away. I know you will all miss her. My prayers are with you all.
Debbie, Steve, Linda and Pam, we are deeply saddened by the loss of your beloved sister Judy. Sending HUGS to all and prayers for comfort.
I love this photo of Ms. Judy. She welcomed me to First Baptist Church from day one. I always appreciated her friendship and her counsel. Her presentations of reading Creator's word was always sincere and insightful. I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything our family or the congregation can do please let me know. Love to all.
To Linda, Deb and family, May the love and prayers of those who love you carry you through the pain and the sadness. Please accept my deepest condolences, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.🙏💟Donna Phillips
With Deepest Sympathy! We're so deeply sorry for your loss. Brad & Teri Baker Warren & Codean Baker
When I think of Judy I remember someone who was kind and had a beautiful soul. May your wonderful memories lift you up during this sad time.
To the family, I am so sorry for this great loss and prayers of comfort and love are being said for all of you.
So sorry Dave and family
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family
I am so very sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. I pray that God brings you peace during this difficult time .
Prayers of peace and comfort for your family.
We will be praying for you all!!! Judy was such a wonderful caring person!! She will be missed!!!
Judy was one of the sweetest person ever. She was ahead of me in school but that didn't stop her from talking to me
I didn’t meat Judy but 1 time, but I left like I had known her all my life! I talked to her on the phone several times! She was a very dear friend!! My thoughts and prayers are with all the family! Especially my cousin-Bud and Linda Martin! Love y’all with all my heart! God Bless you and prayers are always with you!!
David. I'm so very sorry that you have lost your wife. She was always a wonderful person to ever one she met. Prayers to you and your family. God is always with you at all times. Bless you at this hard time. And always
David so sorry to hear the loss of your loving wife. Judy. May she R.I.P. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.To our Class mate David Bryden Class of 1963 Flora Township High School.Take care of yourself.
Dave and family, We are so, so sorry for your loss. May you all feel the comfort and peace in the Lord. She was a wonderful person. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. FLY HIGH, JUDY, FLY HIGH She was an angel.
So sorry Dave & girls hugs & prayers
Will always remember her special smile she had for everyone! My sincere sympathy to all family at this time!
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family
We are so sorry for your loss. Judy had the sweetest smile and she will certainly be missed by those who knew her. Our sympathy to your family.
So sorry to hear of Judy's passing. Prayers for all.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
David, Jennifer and Meredith, Many fond memories remain in our head and heart from our years spent together. Our sympathy to all of you.
Sorry to learn of Judy's passing. May God receive her and bless her family. Amen.
We are so saddened by Judy's passing. Prayers for the family.
So sorry to hear of Judy's passing, she was such a good person.
Judy was such a wonderful friend who will be missed dearly. We have so many cherished memories. Thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Bryden family, I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and the love of each other comfort you during this time. Prayers to your family. ❤️
Will miss you . Knowing you are in heaven without pain is so comforting. Prayers for your wonderful family who loves you so much.
Dear Meredith and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Love you, Mer!
You will be missed.