Judy B. Hartke was born Nov. 24, 1940 in Kennett, and died Nov. 28, 2008 in Palm Bay, Fla.
Her family includes her son, Cris Frederick, Palm Bay, Fla.; an unofficial adopted daughter, Lenda Lee, Palm Bay, Fla.; one granddaughter, Michelle Johnson, Indiana; two step-grandchildren, Michael McNichols and Jessica Esteban Martinez, Palm Bay, Fla.; great-grandchild, Master Tristan, Melbourne, Fla.; four other great-grandchildren in Indiana; a brother, Bill Kelems, St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Joann McNelly White, Kennett and Barbara Thomas, Elgin, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Donzella McNelly; two sisters Wilma Fox and Marjorie Thomas, all of Kennett, and her husband of 30 years, William Hartke, of Northern Indiana.
Judy was a retired steel worker who moved to Northern Indiana in 1960 where she resided until relocation in 2004 to Palm Bay, Fla.
Arrangements entrusted to South Brevard Funeral Home, 1001 S. Hickory Street, Melbourne, Fla. (321) 724-2222.
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