Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

January 17, 2013

Judith Robards


Effingham Daily News

CLAY CITY — Judith Elaine (Deain) Robards, 61, of Clay City, died at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at her daughter's home in Clay City.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Iola Cemetery, rural Iola, with the Rev. Mike Durre officiating. Visitatation will be held a half hour before services at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net.

Judith was born Feb. 23, 1951, in Champaign, the daughter of Everett and Thelma Deain. She was a cook at Flora Gardens Rehabilitation Center.

Judith is surived by a son, Quinten Robards (Glendalyn) of Arkansas; daughter, Tonya Yates (Duane) of Clay City; brothers, John Dale Deain of Olney and Brent Deain (Terri) of Noble; sisters, Janet Jones (Ron) of Edgewood and Brenda Deain of Green River, Wyo.; five grandchildren, Samantha Eastep, Astra Byers, Levi Robards, Ryan Byers and Wyatt Yates; and one great-grandchild, Zander Eastep.

In addition to her parents, Judith was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Paul Byers in infancy; and brother, Roger Deain.