Judith Stirling

Written by Theresa Rose on September 29, 2015

Judith K. Stirling, 71, of Washington, IA, passed away, Monday, September 28, 2015, at the Halcyon House Nursing Unit in Washington.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 1st, from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. that evening. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Faith Christian Outreach Church with Pastor Monte Knudsen officiating. Burial will be in the Columbus City Cemetery. On line condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com

Born January 3, 1944, in Burlington, IA, Judith Kay was the daughter of Klone and Gwendolyn Liddle Swanson. She was a 1962 graduate of Burlington High School. When she completed high school, Judy worked as a pharmacy assistant in Burlington. On May 14, 1966, she married Robert Thomas “Tom” Stirling in Galesburg, IL.

Following her marriage, Judy moved with her husband to Columbus Junction, IA, where she has resided until recently moving to Washington. For 25 years she cared for senior citizens as a site manager at the Area Agency on Aging in Columbus Junction. She retired in 2008.

An active member at Faith Christian Outreach Church, Judy was a member of Rebekah Circle, served as a greeter at church services, and welcomed new members as part of hospitality. She was very artistic and enjoyed using her talents while painting, making cards, and tatting. Judy loved to grow flowers.

Along with her loving husband, Tom, of 49 years, Judy is survived by two sons, David Stirling of Washington, IA, and Douglas Stirling of New York, NY.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents and an older sister, Barbara McClure.