Judith L. Stephens
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Judith L. Stephens
  • February 27, 1948 - January 3, 2018
  • Bloomington, Illinois

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Judith "Judy" Lorraine Stephens, 69, of Bloomington passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 12:07 p.m. at her home. She was born February 27, 1948 in Coral Gables, Florida, the daughter of Frank and Nolda Jean MacMullin Cato. She married James Stephens on May 29, 1968 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He survives.
Judy was an U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam era. She enjoyed camping, traveling, and playing bingo. She and Jim traveled to Las Vegas twice a year to enjoy the sites, sounds, and slot machines in Sin City. They also made yearly trips to Tunica, Mississippi to hit up casinos there, as well. Judy had a great love for cats, especially Mokie and Mo Mo.
In addition to her husband, Judy is survived by a son, Jeffery Stephens of Bloomington; a daughter, Dawn Stephens of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Courtney Thornton of Bloomington; Arianna Stephens of Normal; and James Stephens of Indiana. She is also survived by five great grandchildren; a brother, Butch Cato of Florida; four sisters, including Evelyn (David) Jones of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Monique Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 9th at 11 a.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. Private burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the McLean County Humane Society.
Condolences may be shared with the family at eastlawn-bloomington.com.