Judith "Judy" Ann Kortie, 76, of Saline, Michigan, formerly of Middlebury, passed away peacefully at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Story Point, Saline, where she had lived the past four years and had made many new friends.
She was born April 26, 1943, in Elkhart, to Franklin and Florence (Plank) Mishler. On April 25, 1975, in Elkhart, she married Dwight "Jack" Kortie. He died March 22, 2015.
Surviving are her four children, Stephanie Miller of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Steve (Sherri) Miller of Middlebury, Lisa (Bob Galloway) Miller of Goshen, Tom Kortie of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Marlene Mockler and Nancy Benton.
Judy was a homemaker and had worked for the Secretary of State in Michigan. She then was the owner/operator of Ridgeway Floral, Three Rivers, Michigan, and later had worked as a teller at First State Bank, Middlebury. She was a pet lover and was the owner/operator, with her husband, of Healthy Pets, Middlebury.
In high school she was a cheerleader and was crowned Miss Middlebury. She was a member of Indiana Alpha Delta Theta Chi. She loved decorating and was very creative. She loved the holiday seasons, especially Christmas, and was an avid golfer.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and one hour prior to the 1:30 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, Nov. 24, all at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.
Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, for a graveside service at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be offered at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 21, 2019


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