Judith “Judy” Lee Garner, 73, of Brighton, died on Saturday October 31, 2020 at Alton Memorial Rehab.
She was born on July 5, 1947 in Belleville to the late Lorraine and Virginia (Nichols) Baumgarter.
Judy married Jon Garner on June 7, 1975 in Freeburg. He survives.
She loved to help children learn. She spent 38 years teaching math in the Alton School District. She sponsored clubs, taught summer school, and did after school tutoring to help her students grow and achieve. Judy even helped children she had never met by supporting missionary schools and children for over 25 years. She was very active in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and helped show God’s love through several children’s programs, visiting shut in parishioners, and participating in St. Paul’s Women’s Ministry. Judy led a strong, faith-based life, and would encourage others to do the same by her actions. She was a true asset to her community and a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be missed more than words can say. We love you mom.
Judy is survived by her husband, Jon; daughter Christy Garner of Hazelwood, MO; two sons David Garner of Brighton and Brian (Jenna) Garner of Godfrey; one grand daughter Lexi Garner; sister Jeanie (Dale) Probst
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorraine and Virginia.
Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton
Private funeral service will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020.
Burial we be in Brighton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.
Due to Covid-19 the family requests that any attendees wear masks, practice proper social distancing, and refrain from any physical contact with the family.
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