Judith Wiles

On the early morning of May 4, Judith Anne Wiles went home to be with her Lord and Savior. 

She is preceded in death by her parents William & Betty (Nattage) Fulton and sister Sandra (Fulton) Rice. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Steven Allen Wiles; step-sister, Marilyn Shaw; and her children, Maurea BonJour Rhoten of Fort Wayne, Christine (Brooks) Flohr of Wabash, Dennis (Laura) Wiles of Warren, Stephanie (Chris) Rogers of Fortville, Shelbi (Reece) Ruppert of South Bend; and her grandchildren, Ryan Cole, Brandy Kaylor, Jonathan Kaylor, Cassidy Flohr, Chloe Adams, Carson Smith, Miles Vernon, John Wiles, and great-grandchildren Timmy Miracle, Clayton Miracle, and Adian Cole.

Judi was a member of the congregation at The Lord’s Table Ministries.  She retired from GDX Automotive in 2007 and chose to give time back to her community by being an active volunteer at the Lighthouse Mission and The Access Youth Center.

Judi always had an artistic side and enjoyed taking art classes from Jo Wood at Wood’s Framing and Art and had several of her pieces displayed at Artistica Gallery.

Being a mother of five children, Judi’s world centered around her love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; teaching them life lessons such as gardening, canning, sewing, drawing and baking.  She enjoyed cooking, fishing, bowling, road trips, reading and helping others.  She possessed an incredible work ethic and feistiness to standup for what she believed in. Judi was strong for others when they didn’t have the strength to be strong for themselves.  She loved to jitterbug around the kitchen and sing old hymns.  She was witty and brave, compassionate and generous. 

Judi will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Raising a large family took a lot of love and dedication.   Judi was the magic behind the curtain; she just never knew it!

Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Roxanne Mann officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Cemetery in Wabash.

Memorial donations may be directed to The Lord’s Table Ministries, 1975 Vernon St. Wabash, IN 46992.

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Posted on 2016 May 04