Judy Grace Yoakum, age 73, of Waterford, passed away peacefully March 16, 2017, surrounded by the love of her family in the comfort of her home. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 9, 1943, a daughter of the late Clyde and Ruth Juanita Whitworth.
Judy was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and so much more. A loving, caring, and beautiful woman, she enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors and cherished every moment with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Louis “Bubba” Henry Gregory.
Judy is survived by her daughter Kari Elder and her significant other Gary Kerstetter of Waterford; three grandchildren- Kassie Heilbrun and Tyler Wallace of Union City, Kayla Heilbrun and Bill Stanley of Cambridge Springs, Kristen Heise and husband Nate Heise of Erie; eight great-grandchildren; sister Helen (Lou) Gronnet of Greenbay, Wisconsin; brother John Perry Whitworth of Oklahoma; as well as nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Monday, March 20, from 1:00-3:00 pm. A celebration of life service will follow at Lakeside Tavern, Waterford.
Memorial donations may be made to French Creek Animal Rescue.