Judith E. Leisure, 72, of New Castle, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was born on Dec. 13, 1942, to the late Max E. Brooks and Martha (Horn) Griffin in New Castle, Ind. Judy married David F. Leisure on Oct. 8, 1961, they enjoyed 52 years together before he passed in January of 2014.
Judy was a 1961 graduate of Knightstown High School. Judy was a loving wife, mom, Mamaw and Grammy. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and grandbabies. Judy belonged to GWRRA Chapter H-2. She and her husband loved to tour the countryside by motorcycle, visiting everywhere but Alaska and Hawaii.
She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Deborah J. (Paul) Butler and Cathy Shelton (Roy Pribble); grandchildren, Jessica L. (Daniel) Wyatt-Overman, Timothy A. (Marlene) Wyatt, Brittany D. (Travis) Butler-Thibeault; brothers, James E. (Betty) Griffin, Charles E. Griffin II; sisters, Christine I. (Maurice) Temples and Susan E. (Chris) Haywood; aunt, Vera Merchant; great grandbabies, Tanner, AJ, Carson, Bryce, Cooper, Abby, Lylah and one on the way.
In addition to her parents and husband, Judith was preceded in death by her stepfather, Charles E. Griffin; son, Daryl F. Leisure; brother, Jerry Griffin; grandparents, George and Myrtle Horn and Robert and Emma Brooks.
Friends and family may visit from 2 – 8 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2015, at the funeral home. Services for Judith will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 3, 2015, at Heritage Funeral Care in Knightstown. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Ind., with Pastor Bill Palmer presiding.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cancer Society. All care and arrangements entrusted to Heritage Funeral Care in Knightstown.