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Judith A. (Rockett) Gream

September 23, 1943 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 78)

Obituary

Judith (Judy) A. Gream surrendered her body on earth and walked into the arms of the Lord on March 11, 2022 at the age of 78.

 

Burnt Prairie born and raised, she loved her small town and its folks.  Judy was born September 23, 1943 to John and Grace (Casebier) Rockett.  She attended Mills Prairie High School, going on to become an assistant cook there.  She married her sweetheart, Terry Gream on March 4, 1962, celebrating their 60th anniversary earlier this month.  When asked if she wanted to try for another 60 years, she quipped, “No”, but added “maybe another 20”.  Judy was a member of the Burnt Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school for a time.  She worked 20 plus years at Chuck Wagon Charlie’s in Burnt Prairie.  To many, she was the first person they saw as they headed out for work in the morning.  Judy was a hard worker and expected the same out of everyone else.  She was a long time member of the Eastern Star.

                                   

Judy, a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, friend, enjoyed soap operas, books and cooking.  A road to heaven is paved in the recipes she collected.  She was an animal lover and rescued countless cats, fed strays and feral cats too.  Most of all, she was a giver.  She loved her family and friends deeply and fiercely.  A caregiver to her mother for years, a sitter for her grandchild when he was young.  She always looked after others before herself.

 

Her greatest joy on earth was her family.  She was strong, she fought long and hard to remain here with her family.  She is survived by her husband, Terry, her only daughter, Starla (David) Gwaltney of Eddieville, KY.  Her grandson, Lucas (Beth) Titzer of Fairfield, IL.  Her two great grandsons, Reily and Dylan, they could do no wrong in her eyes and she proudly displayed all of their accomplishments on her refrigerator.  We rest easy knowing that she can now attend all of their sports games without a care in the world for the weather that day.

Judy is preceded in death by her father, John Rockett and her beloved mother, Grace (Casebier) Rockett and her baby brother Jerry Rockett.

 

They say dynamite comes in small packages, Judy was the epitome of that.  She was fiery, direct, encouraging, warm patient (true story, aske Terry), loving and loyal.  She knew what she wanted and knew the proper was to get it done, and she was right!  “Epsom salt soaks do make aches and pains feel better, don’t throw away the chicken after roasting, that’s good stuff and take care of your family first, they’re your livelihood”.

 

A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2022 at Burnt Prairie Cemetery.Immediately following the graveside service there will be a gathering of friends and family at the Liberty Baptist Church.

She will be laid to rest alongside her parents, brother and neighbors with the sweet country air blowing over the hill and the Burnt Prairie sun shining down.  

 

Memorials may be made to Nale’s Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

 

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Services

Graveside Service
Friday
March 18, 2022

1:00 PM
Burnt Prairie Cemetery
Church Street
Bt. Prairie, IL 62820

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