Judith Jean "Judy" Lovellette, 81

Judith Jean "Judy" Lovellette, 81, of North Manchester, died 1:35 p.m., Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester.  She was born on June 9, 1939, in Chicago, Ill., to Robb T. and Jean (Garner) Wray.

Judy was a graduate of Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y., and attended the University of Maine. She married Donald P. Woods in 1958, he preceded her in death. She later married NBA basketball Hall of Famer, Clyde E. Lovellette, on Aug. 27, 1970, in Chatham, Mass. Judy worked at WTHI Radio and TV in Terre Haute, until 1972. She and Clyde moved to Wabash in 1979, where they worked at White's Residential and Family Services until retirement in 1994. Judy attended Wabash Friends Church where she found great comfort in her faith and that faith changed her life. She moved several times over the course of her life, from Illinois to New York, Maine, New Jersey, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and then to Wabash. 

She is survived by four children, Robb (Charlie) Lovellette of LaFontaine, Linda (Robert) McLeaish of Indianapolis, Cindy Heckelsberg of Millbrook, Ill., and Cherie Doyle of Indianapolis; brother, Robb G. (Susan) Wray of New Hampshire; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, Barry Lovellette.

Per Judy's wishes, there will be no service. Inurnment will be at a later date in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to Hope 85 or Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Judy may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Apr 19