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Judy Ploughe

May 20, 1939 — October 1, 2023

Judith A. “Judy” Ploughe, 84 of Tipton passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at The Waters of Tipton.  Judy was born in Tipton on May 20, 1939 to Clarence J. & Beulah S. (Stout) Lindley.  She was married to Jim Ploughe on December 6, 1959 and they enjoyed 50 years of marriage until his passing on September 1, 2010.

Judy worked for the Tipton Community School Corporation in the cafeteria as a cook and cafeteria manager, retiring in 2014 after 31 years of service.  She graduated from Prairie High School in 1957 and was very active in the Prairie Alumni Association.  Judy was a member of the Normanda Christian Church and was a Sunday School teacher for as long as anyone can remember.

She was very creative and loved to decorate, sew, cook and can food, especially what she grew in her garden.  She was a member of the Mid-America Threshing and Antique Show and served behind the scenes in the office for over 20 years.  Judy really enjoyed working in the cafeterias at Tipton Middle School and Tipton Elementary School where she could see all the children and their smiles.

Judy was a 10-Year 4-H member and went to the State Fair as Honor Girl and won several awards.  She also participated in Home-Ec Clubs in Tipton County.

Judy is survived by her two daughters, Jan Garrison and husband Tim and Jill Rushton and husband Joe, all of Tipton; one brother, Ron Lindley and wife Phyllis of Kokomo.  She also has six grandchildren, Tyler Garrison, Tiffany Lovell and husband Mitchell, Megan Weir and husband Steven, Alexis Bell and husband Chris, Katie Rood and husband Jason and Jessica Gutwein and husband Grant.

Judy was also loved by her great-grandchildren, Crosby Garrison, Preston Lovell, Audrey, Evelyn and Mallory Weir, Emma & Bradley Rood, Dylan and Tripp Gutwein,.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Barb Moore and her husband Bill.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Steve Brown presiding.  Burial will follow in Normanda Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Judy may be made to the Normanda Christian Church, 8019 W. Division Road, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.

The Ploughe family would like to thank Judy’s amazing staff at The Waters of Tipton. You treated her as if she was a member of your own family. The care from maintenance, activities, hairdresser, cafeteria staff, nurses and administration was outstanding.  Thank you to all.  You did a wonderful job caring for our mother.

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