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Judy Huggins

Judy Huggins

Judy Dianne, nee Greenwood, Huggins, 73 of Marissa, IL; born on January 11, 1944 in DuQuoin, IL; passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother courageously and bravely completed her journey here on earth and is now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior.

Judy was born to Henry and Edith, nee Bauman, Greenwood. On January 24, 1964 she married Norman “Wayne” Huggins. The many years they shared together was blessed with their three children and five grandchildren. Judy is survived by her husband Wayne and their children – Amy (Harold) Melser of Columbia, IL; Lori (Darren) Touchette of Millstadt, IL; Andy (Mary) Huggins of Tamaroa, IL. The apples of her eye her five grandchildren – Andrew; Thomas; Daniel; Sophia Huggins; Jayden Touchette. Also survived by one brother – Lennoth (Harriet) Greenwood of Anabel, MO. One sister – Phyllis Payne of West Frankfort, IL. Sisters-in-law – Joyce (Rev. Ted) Clark of DuQuoin ,IL; Alice Greenwood of Benton, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother – Ronnie Greenwood.

Judy was a loving homemaker. She also worked for many years as a clerk/manager of the Marissa Handee Mart. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marissa. Judy served her community from 1983-2014 as an election judge.

Judy was such an amazing and caring person to everyone she met. She made absolute strangers feel like part of the family. Our mom was selfless and has taken care of many without giving a second thought about her own pain and discomfort from her 30 year struggle with her disease. If you needed anything, she would without complaint volunteer to help. Mom was a perfect example of selflessness even to the end where she was considered a favorite of all her caregivers and never let them leave her room before thanking them. Our mom cherished the title “Mom” with all of her heart, only to be topped by the wonderful title of “Grandma”. She was everything to us and we were her whole life. Anyone who knew her has most definitely seen every picture in her wallet of her family and mostly the grandkids. Her favorite treasures were gifts from her grandkids as well as her “grandma shirts”. She will be sadly missed but her legacy continues to live on in our hearts and all whose lives she has touched over the years.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Bruno School Endowment Fund.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.

Service: A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12:00noon with Pastor Jon Palmer officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Amy I am so sorry for your loss! I wish I would have had the chance to meet your mom.. It sounds like she was an amazing woman!

    Posted by: suzanne frrey – columbia, IL – Friend Feb 06, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Amy and family I am so sorry for your loss your mother was an amazing woman.u

    Posted by: Roxie Edmonds Lischer – Friend Feb 06, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Reading her obit told us what a special and loving person she was. We will pray for you and the rest of your family to find comfort. Your memories will help in healing your sadness.

    Posted by: Karen and Chip Julleis – Waterloo, IL – Friend Feb 06, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you all strength and courage.

    Posted by: Angela Marler – Marissa, IL – Friend Feb 06, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. The Huggins’ have always treated my brothers and me as their own, and it absolutely breaks my heart to hear of the loss of such a beautiful soul. Even though I haven’t seen any of you guys in years, you all have left an imprint on my heart forever. Grandma Judy will be missed deeply, and I will forever be thankful for the memories I shared with her growing up.

    Posted by: Stephanie Stein – Sparta, IL – Family Friend Feb 06, 2017

  6. Administrator says:


    Posted by: Forrest matson – marissa, IL – Coworker Feb 07, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    Judy and I were in some classes together at Christopher High School. She was such a nice person.

    I hate to see your loss.

    Posted by: Doris Potocki – Paducah, KY – Friend Feb 07, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    Amy – I know how difficult the last few months have been. I am so sorry for your loss and am praying for you and your family during this time. Lindsey, Audrey and I think the world of you guys. All our love.

    Posted by: Andrea Durway – St. Louis, MO – Friend Feb 07, 2017

  9. Administrator says:

    Wayne, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Gerald and Linda Lee – Asbury, IA – family Feb 07, 2017

  10. Administrator says:

    I offer my condolences to Judy’s family as well as my prayers for God’s comfort to each of you in this time of your loss. Regrettably I won’t be able to attend the services on Saturday. May you sense God’s presence and His gracious care as you gather for the memorial service.

    Posted by: Dean Greenwood – Florence, KY – Acquaintance Feb 07, 2017

  11. Administrator says:

    Your in our thoughts and prayers

    The Bruns’
    Alan, Lori, Kyle, Nolan, Kendra

    Posted by: Lori Bruns – Friend Feb 07, 2017

  12. Administrator says:

    I have memories of the Huggins family growing up in the First Baptist Church of Marissa. My dad was their pastor at the time. I also had a warm acquaintance with Amy though a few years behind me in school. My prayers uplifted for the whole family.

    Posted by: Curtis Paul Lawson – Montgomery, TX Feb 08, 2017

  13. Administrator says:

    Amy – so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Sandi Miller – Fairview Heights, IL – Acquaintance Feb 08, 2017

  14. Administrator says:

    I am thinking of you and your family Amy. God bless you all.

    Posted by: Rebecca Reese – St Louis, MO – Coworker Feb 08, 2017

  15. Administrator says:

    Special prayer goes out to the family. Her light will forever shine through her children and grandchildren. Her love will last forever!!!!!

    Posted by: Karen Smith Chaney – S.Louis, MO – Acquaintance Feb 08, 2017

  16. Administrator says:

    Amy, you know my heart hurts for you and your family. Your mom has her peace now and her light will shine thru you and the family.

    Posted by: Ava Crawford – St. Louis, MO – Coworker Feb 08, 2017

  17. Administrator says:

    Amy,Lori,Andy and uncle Wayne I am so sorry about the loss of aunt judy. I know our families have not been around each other much save for reunions,weddings or funerals but know the love of family is always there as we are all consumed with taking care if our own and dealing with everyday life’s struggles. Love you all miss you all but the memories are precious and secure in my heart.

    Posted by: Steven Huggins – Jacksons, MO – Family Feb 08, 2017

  18. Administrator says:

    To Uncle Wayne, Amy, Lori, Andy and your spouses and your children – I was shocked and saddened to hear of Aunt Judy’s passing. You all have been in our thoughts and prayers every day since we got the news. We rejoice in the fact that she knew Jesus as her Lord and Savior and in the promise that we will one day see her again when we complete our earthly journeys.

    Posted by: Tim Hirsch – Du Quoin, IL – Family Feb 09, 2017

  19. Administrator says:

    Wayne, Amy, Lori, Andy and families,
    So sorry for your loss, Prayers are being sent to you and family at this most sad time in your lives. May you find peace in all the beautiful memories of her. My most deepest sympathy to all of you.

    Posted by: Joan Menn – Belleville, IL – Friend Feb 10, 2017

  20. Administrator says:

    Amy, I remember meeting your mom a couple times. She is a lovely, kind lady, just like you.

    Posted by: Mark & Pauline Dowell – Columbia, IL – Friend Feb 11, 2017

  21. Administrator says:

    Amy I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing…you and your family
    are in my thoughts and prayers…in christain love…..Bettypkywm

    Posted by: Betty Ernst – Mulkeytown, IL – Friend Feb 15, 2017

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