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Judith “Judy” Marie Nance

d. February 21, 2023

Judith “Judy” Marie Nance, age 82, of Athens, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.

She was born December 5, 1940 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Charles Edward Moklar and Mary Emogene Olds.

Judith Marie married Charles Edward Nance on July 26, 1958 at the Athens United Methodist Church.

Mourning her passing are her husband, Charles “Charlie”; daughters, Kim (Mike) Moore, Kelley (Steve) Bandy; seven grandchildren, Jason (Kristi) Moore, Katie (Roger) Brown, Ashton (Jennifer) Bandy, Emil (Jesi) Bandy, Grace (Seth) Rice, Naomi Bandy (fiancé Ben Smith), and Ruth Bandy; 14 great-grandchildren, Brady, Brynn, Finley, Maddox Moore; Elijah and Caleb Brown; Ethan, Alister, Charlotte Bandy; Liam, Addi Mae, Talia Bandy; and Molleigh, Hattie Rice; nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary “Jean”; father, Charles Moklar; step-father, George Johnson; step-brother, Bill Johnson; step-sister, Marlene Carstens; and two sisters, Nancy Terrell and Pat Beal.

Judy graduated from Athens High School in 1958.

She worked as a homemaker and caregiver.

Judy was a member of the Athens Christian Church.

She enjoyed sewing, baking, and watching her grandchildren’s sporting activities.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

Visitation for Judy will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 9:30 until time of memorial services at 11:00 AM at the Athens Christian Church with Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating.

Burial of cremains will be held at Elmwood cemetery in Greenview, Illinois at 1:30 PM, following the luncheon at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Athens Christian Church and Historic Marbold Farmstead Association (for the restoration of the kitchen).

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




  1. She was so delightful! I’m praying for you Kim and Kelley.

  2. Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very sweet person. I will always remember sitting with her at the boys’ baseball games. She and your dad were always there. Please give my condolences to the rest of your family.

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss! Prayers for your family.

  4. To The Nance Family – We were so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Deepest sympathies to you all. Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

  5. Kim I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. My heart goes out to you. I know there’s nothing anyone can say to take away your pain, but I pray you find strength and comfort in God’s promise for grace and peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Charlie & Family: So sorry to hear about Judy. Heaven just received one of the best pie bakers that I know. God bless Yiou all during this time. Ron & Susie Sanert

  7. Charles, Kim, Kelley
    I just returned from Arizona and learned that Judy had passed. Please accept our sincere condolences. We know she will be missed not only by her family but also her community. God Bless you all.
    Don and Sharon Porter

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