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Obituary for Judy J. Whittemore

Judy J. Whittemore, age 80 died October 27, 2022, at The Laurels of Sandy Creek. She was born February 14, 1942, in Hastings, the daughter of Russell and Anamae (Pew) Whittemore. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1959. Marriages to David Steeby and Donald McCandlish ended in divorce. She worked 26 years managing a Data Processing Department in Ohio, and a Computer Programmer/Analyst for a Defense Contractor in Battle Creek until her retirement.

Surviving is her sister, Arlene Tonkin of Hastings, nephew Scott (Roberta)Tonkin and their children, Clayton and Nicole of Constantine, several cousins, stepbrothers and sisters. She was preceded in death by her father and mother.

Judy loved animals, especially cats and the color purple. She never lost her sense of humor. When asked how she was feeling she might respond with, "as fine as frog's hair," or "with my fingers." If asked, what are you up to today, "4 foot, eight."

Many thanks to Kelley and Dough Carpenter, Jill Barry (Country Lane), the Pickard Family, and friends and staff at The Laurels of Sandy Creek for their loving care.

Respecting her wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no visitation or service.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Daniels Funeral Home in Hastings, MI. For further details, please visit our website at