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Obituaries

Judith L. ‘Judy’ Hinders

STERLING – Judith L. “Judy” Hinders, 68, of Sterling, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. 

Judith was born Jan. 21, 1945, in Rockford, the daughter of Thaddeus and Grace (Shafer) Bookman. She married Larry Hinders on Aug. 19, 1967 in Brookville. She was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sterling, where she was involved in many activities. Judith was a graduate of Lanark High School and a graduate of Freeport Memorial Hospital nursing school with a registered nursing degree. She worked at the Freeport Clinic, and then many years at the Sterling-Rock Falls Clinic. Her favorite things to do were crocheting, cross-stitching, reading, and collecting recipes.

Survivors include her husband, Larry; two daughters, Debbie Hinders of Sterling and Amy (Nick) Spencer of Urbandale, Iowa; one son, Bradley (Patti) Hinders of Minooka; four grandchildren, Ben and Jacob Hinders, and Sarah and Alex Spencer; one brother, Ted (Joan) Bookman of Monument, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Bruce Bookman. 

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Reformed Church in Sterling. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Gary DeKoekkoek officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. 

A memorial has been established to Bethel Reformed Church.

Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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