Judith Gaskins


Judith A. Gaskins, 71, of Indianapolis, formerly of Columbus, Indiana, departed this life Sunday, June 5, 2016. She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, to the late William and M. Aileen (Johnson) Gaskins.

Judy was a graduate of Indiana State University and was the librarian for Central Middle School in Columbus for 34 years. She helped lay the groundwork for students to learn computer science, working long hours before and after school. She was also one of the official scorekeepers for basketball games as well as working field events for the track team.

Judy was an avid reader and did some writing. Here is where her love for science fiction and fantasy began, traveling the country attending fan-run conventions and sharing her experiences with her students. Judy enjoyed ice skating and was a member of the Hamilton Ice Skating Center for many years.

Survivors include her sister, Janet (Tom) Higbie; nephews, Eric and Jeff; and nieces, Beth (Mike) Gootee and Diane (Nathan) Marrett.

A brother, Gerald “Jerry” Gaskins, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Columbus.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Final care and arrangements were entrusted to Shirley Brothers Mortuaries & Crematory, Indianapolis.