Judith Ann McNamara

Judith Ann McNamara, 61, of Minonk, passed away Wednesday November 15, 2017, 9:20 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Celebration of Judy’s life will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday November 19, 2017 at the Fieldcrest High School Gymnasium, Minonk. A time for sharing will be held at 7:00 pm. All are invited to share.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Minonk. Fr. Patrick Greenough will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Judy McNamara Memorial Scholarship Fund for women’s athletics at Fieldcrest High School.

Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk is assisting the family with arrangements.
Judy was born May 14, 1956 in Streator, IL to Joseph “Bud” and Vernalee M. “Susie” (Norton) McNamara.
Surviving are her mother, Susie, of Minonk; her sisters, Susan McNamara, Bedford, TX, Mary Joette Koziol, East Greenwich, RI, Connie (Curtis) Ketchmark, Minonk; two nieces, Katie (Marcus) Dittmer, Beth (Christopher) Brosnahan. Her father preceded her in death.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Minonk.

Judy graduated from Minonk-Dana-Rutland High School and Illinois State University. She played on ISU’s softball and basketball teams and played semi-professional softball for many years. After graduation she started teaching at Minonk-Dana-Rutland, now Fieldcrest High School. She was there from 1978 to 2011. After retirement she still coached girl’s golf and drove a school bus for Fieldcrest. Judy also refereed basketball for many years.
She was a member of the ISU Alumni Association, Tall Oaks Country Club and bowled on the Scatter Pins Tuesday Ladies League, Minonk.

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4 thoughts on “Judith Ann McNamara

  1. I am at a loud to hear of Judy’s passing. I played against her for a few years in the adult womens softball league in El Paso. She was always a tough person to play against. She would take you to your limit and sometimes further because that’s who she was. Judy played hard and I learned from watching her. She was a great person on and off the field.

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  2. Mac was a teammate of mine at ISU…she actually gave me my nickname of Woody that has stayed with me all these years with any ISU person I knew there and even my coaches – Hutch and Herman. She was also so kind to me as an underclassman and always had a smile on her face. My sincere sympathy to Mac’s family during this most difficult time in her sudden passing. Rest in Peace Mac.
    Kim “Woody” Woodward

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  3. Susie, Susan, Joette and Connie….I am saddened to hear of Judy’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. God Bless and comfort you at the difficult time and in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Maryl Salisbury.

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  4. Susie, Susan, Joette and Connie….I am saddened to hear of Judy’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. God Bless and and comfort you at the difficult time and in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Maryl Salisbury.

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