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Obituary: Judy Witkemper, Greensburg

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Judy Ann Witkemper, 59 of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. Judy was born on January 14, 1954 in Batesville, the daughter of Donald and Jo Ann (Brownell) Meyer. Judy graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School and then furthered her education by graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. On January 12, 1985, she married Frank Witkemper in Columbus.

Judy was a retired engineer, but throughout her career had worked at KYB Manufacturing, Walker Process Equipment, Columbus City Utilities, and Praxair Surface Technologies. Judy was a very active member in various positions at her church, the Smyrna Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the American Water Works Association and the International Right of Way Association. Judy was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband Frank; daughters, Natalie (Darrin) O’Connor of Columbus, Nicole (Chris) Pierce of Franklin, and Summer (Mark) Carmichael of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sons, Jason Barnhorst of Greensburg, and Patrick Witkemper of Florida; one sister, Susie Whitworth of Franklin; two brothers, Ralph Meyer and Kim Meyer, both of Greensburg; and eight grandchildren.

There will be a visitation for family and friends held on Tuesday, July 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Judy’s Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 3 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Smyrna Lutheran Church with visitation one hour before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the donor’s choice. Online Condolences may be made to the family at

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