Judith Craddock was always up for a game of cards with her friends


Judith Craddock (1944-2023)

Judith Joyce Craddock, 79, of Rockton, IL received her wings on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family. Judith was born January 2, 1944, in Rockford, IL to Robert and Edna (Hall) Clark. She grew up in the Boone County area and attended North Boone High School. Judith worked many years for Warner-Lambert and Capron Manufacturing. She married Carl Craddock on August 15, 1981, and together they built a vending and distribution business, J&C Distributors. 

Judith was a fun-loving woman who enjoyed crafting, casinos, playing Scrabble with her daughter and son-in-law, was always up for a game of cards with her friends, and most of all being with her family. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Judith will be deeply missed by her daughter, Paula (Eric) Stewart of Rockton, grandchildren Blake (Kayla) Dieterman of Belvidere, IL and Holly (Bryce Frisella) Dieterman of Rockford, IL and great-grandchildren, Lilian Margaret and William Lee. She is also survived by her sisters Mary Doeden of Warsaw, MO and Pat Torrisi of Gilbert, AZ; her brother John (Beth) Clark of Rockton; sister-in-law Earlene Clark of Phoenix, AZ and Joyce Ebey of Grayslake, IL; brother-in-law, Paul Craddock of Adams-Friendship, WI and best friends Gil and Loretta Clay of Lake St. Louis, MO. She is predeceased by her parents, husband, and brother James Clark.

Her family says, "We know we cannot keep you, but we are at peace knowing after 17 years, you are back with the love of your life. Goodbye to a wonderful woman and a beautiful mother. Special thanks to the Mercy Health Hospice team for their care."

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Stateline Cremations is assisting the family - 6204 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park. 

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