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Judith Longenbach

June 15, 1943 — January 28, 2015

Judith A. Longenbach (nee Rankin), 71 of Chillicothe died on Wednesday evening, January 28 at Heritage Health Center, Chillicothe after a battle with cancer.
Judy was born on June 15, 1943 in Des Moines, IA and was the daughter of Buell and Elizabeth (Runciman) Graham. She married Terry Longenbach October 22, 1966 in Carmel, CA. They divorced in 1993 but remained friends.
She is survived by her children, Adam Longenbach of Chillicothe and Kim (Doug) Kell of Nashville, IL; two grandchildren, Ryan and Rachael; a sister, Barbara (John) Hazelwood of Arlington, WA; a brother, Chuck (Joy) Rankin of Modesto, CA; one niece and several nephews, and her beloved dog, Maggie. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother, Ronald Rankin, and one sister, Betty Brandt.
Judy was best known for working at Chillicothe IGA while raising her children. She then spent many years working at Commercial National Reality and Harms Metal Fabricators. She also later worked as a bartender at Marge's in Chillicothe. Early in her career, she even was a PR Rep for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1960s.
Judy had a natural gift for sports. Give her a ball and she would excel at it, being softball, basketball, volleyball and golf and played on multiple teams in the area for many years. Judy was a proud die-hard Cubs fan and 49ers fan.
Judy was a great friend to many and never knew a stranger. She always had a kind word and wore a beautiful smile.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Rev. Raymond Harrison will officiate. Visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Rescue 33.
Judy's online memorial website may be viewed at


FEB 2. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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FEB 2. 2:00 PM (CST)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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