Judith Collene (Franklin) Bandy, 88 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:09 a.m. at Moweaqua Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Moweaqua, Ill.
She was born on July 16, 1931 in Warrensburg, Ill. the daughter of Ray and Jesse (Marvel) Franklin. She married Darrell L. Bandy on September 3, 1948 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. and they enjoyed 71 years together. She was a collector of many different items, and delighted in being a farmers wife. She graduated from Olney Central College with a degree in genealogy.
She is survived by her husband: Darrell L. Bandy of Taylorville, Ill.; son: T.R. Bandy of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter: Joyce (Bandy) Shafer of Palm Desert, Calif.; grandchildren: Jessica (Yannick) Kpodar of Paris, France, Shad (Katie) Shafer of Libertyville, Ill., and Courtney Shafer of Denver, Colo.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: H.G. Allen and I.M. Imstroyeck.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting immediately following. Burial will be held in Walnut Hill Cemetery in rural Sharpsburg, Ill.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.