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Judith Fisher

d. June 25, 2021

Judith (Welch) Fisher, age 71, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born on May 11, 1950 in Taylorville, Illinois, the daughter of Clifford and Ruth (Eckler) Welch.

Judy is survived by her brother, David (companion Cindy Manning) Welch; special friend, Gary Baker; nephew, Tyler; niece, Tobie; many other friends; and her three cherished cats.

She graduated from Athens High School in 1968.

Judy worked for the State of Illinois in the Vitals Records Department for 30 years.

She loved collecting 1890s Victorian dolls.

Cremation rites will be accorded.  Burial of cremains will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 1:30 PM at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Memorials can be made to the Animal Protective League in Springfield.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. David so very sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Peace and prayers for you all.

  2. So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. To David and family and to Gary
    Judy will be truley missed I cherished her friendship. Judy me and Ray Ray will miss you until we meet again

  4. Judy was a wonderful person she always had a smile on her face. Prayers to her family. Until we meet again.

  5. I’m truly sorry for your loss. I’ve known Judy for about 30 years. She was a good friend and always nice to everyone. She spoke very highly of you David. She will be missed.

  6. Judy had a heart of gold she will be missed by all but never forgotten she is an angel now looking down on us we love you and condolences to david n family

  7. Judy was a good friend and was always there to help . She will be missed by so many. Condolences to Dave and all who will miss her. She is now reunited with those she loved that have gone before her. I hope she knows how much she was loved. RIP my friend.

  8. My blessings to my former neighbor. She was great and will always remember when her and I would decorate for Christmas. My love always to to a great friend. Love always Rodney Shelton her former neighbor. GOD BLESS

  9. Judy was a sweet person with a heart of gold we will miss her till we meet again one day
    💘 Kristopher,Henry,Adam and Andrea

  10. Words fail me loved her for twenty years took care of her for the last ten and was her live in care giver the last three she didn’t get the respect in life that she deserved and is getting even less in her death I will miss my companion my Judy k

  11. To Gary, David and family- I just heard about Judy’s passing and am so sorry. I worked with Judy her entire time at Vital Records. She even bought her house from me and my husband. She was such a sweet person and fun to be around. My condolences to all who knew and loved her. She will be missed and remembered!

  12. To David and family I am so sorry for your lost me and Judy were good friends and worked at vital records together for years she is going to be missed very much give my condolences to you and your family until we meet again Judy.

  13. To the family sorry for your loss Judy was a great lady she will be missed by a lot of people and friends.

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