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Judith "Judy" Lawrence

June 30, 2019

Judith Ann “Judy” Lawrence, age 80, passed away June 30, 2019.

Judy was born in Chicago in August of 1938, and was raised by adopted parents; Roland and Della Eckert.  She is a graduate of Calumet High School, class of 1956.  After graduation with honors, she went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Music History in the Eastman School of music from the University of Rochester, NY., and the her master’s degree in English from Indiana University, Bloomington.

She worked for nearly 30 years as an administrative secretary at the University of Chicago Divinity School until her retirement in 2010.  Prior to her work at the Divinity School, she was an English teacher and a freelance writer.

Judy loved writing and antiques. She absolutely adored music, and had a special talent for playing wind instruments.  She also took great interest in astronomy, and had been a member of the Calumet Park Astrological Society since 1996.  During baseball season she could be found cheering for the Cubbies, and enjoyed watching the games with her family.

She is survived by her cousins: Millie Hayden, Dave McPherson and his family,  William (Pat) Hayden, Heather (Ed) Hixon and extra special caretaker (and 4th cousin!) Aiden, Ashley Hayden,  Billy Hayden, and George O’Neal; and many friends and colleagues.

A graveside service will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Calumet Park Cemetery, Pastor Tom Shanahan presiding.  Please meet at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft Street, Merrillville) at 9:30 AM for procession.   Contact 219-736-5840 for more information.  In memory of Judy donations in her name can be made to the Dementia Society of America.

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9:30 AM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel - Merrillville

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10:00 Am
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410  VIEW MAP

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