McIlrath, Judith A.
Judith A. McIlrath, 71, passed away on Nov. 9, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was a beautiful soul and there is no doubt she now watches from Heaven. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Marion Christian Church. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth McIlrath of Marion; daughters, Pamela Nash of Indianola, and Rebecca Davis of Lakeville, Minn.; a brother, Milo Glass; grandson, Maxim Davis; and three stepchildren, Anjanette McIlrath, Gayle McIlrath, and Kent McIlrath.
Judith was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Violet Glass; sisters, Donna Jean Glass and Phyllis Roberts; and two sons, William and Lawrence Nash.
Judith was born on Sept. 2, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Howard and Violet Glass. She attended Marion High School, where she was Homecoming Queen. She graduated in 1959. She first married William Nash in 1961. They later divorced. She then married Kenneth McIlrath in 1988.
Judith was a lifelong member of Marion Christian Church. Her happiness came from time spent with family and friends, camping, and her faithful canine companion. She was an extremely proud mom and grandma.
She will forever be remembered for her ability to open her heart and home to all. Judith made everyone feel welcomed and loved. Her continued faith carried her through life’s challenges. Judith’s smile and warm heart will be greatly missed.
Her family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to St. Luke’s Hospital, specifically the Palliative Care Team, Hospice and the Nurses of 5E for their wonderful care. They would also like to thank all family and friends for their recent care and support.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for the family. A charity will be determined at a later date.
Online condolences may be left at www.cedarmemorial.com under ‘obituaries”.
Published Nov. 11, 2012 in The Gazette