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Judy Kay Wyatt

Judy Kay Wyatt, 59, of Chrisman, Illinois, passed away at 5:54 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2022, at her residence. She was retired after twenty-seven years as administrative assistant in the Warden’s office of Danville Correctional Center. After retirement, she enjoyed owning and operating the Hidden Garden Antiques & Tea Room in Chrisman.
She was born November 1, 1962, in Terre Haute, Indiana, the daughter of the late Walter Wayne and Iris Mae (Craig) Waggaman. She married Jack R. Wyatt on June 4, 1983, in Chrisman, and he survives.
Other survivors include two children, Jacob Wyatt of Chrisman and Joanna Wyatt (Matt Miller) of Reno, Nevada; five sisters, Shirley (Ron) Johnson of Chrisman, Patti Phipps of Minneola, Florida, Beverly (Andy) Weathers of Avon, Indiana, Connie Waggaman of Chrisman, and Merri (Jeff) Voigt of Chrisman; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Henry Kirk Phipps.
Mrs. Wyatt was a graduate of Parkland College. She was a member of Chrisman United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the church choir. Judy sincerely loved being around other people and serving her community. She was elected to three terms on the Chrisman-Scottland District #6 Board of Education, serving several years as president. In addition, she co-chaired the committee for the Chrisman Veterans Memorial project. In her spare time, Judy enjoyed flower gardening and reading, and she will be remembered as a talented cook and singer.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Edgar County Shrine Club.
Services celebrating her life will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris, with the Rev. Dr. Ken Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Chrisman. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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