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Judith "Judie" Ann, 70, lost her battle with cancer on June 21, 2017, surrounded by her family and dear friends. She was born in Mount Pleasant, Pa., on Aug. 10, 1946, and was a proud graduate of the Windber Area High School, Class of 1964. Always a Pennsylvanian at heart, she moved to Melbourne, Florida, with her husband and three children in 1984. Judie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend whose deep faith in the Lord, gentle soul and kind heart touched all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Emily (Korzen) and Donald Shaffer; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Roberson; her brother, Donald Shaffer Jr., and her grandson, R.J. Roberson III. Judie is survived by her husband of 49 years, Ron Roberson; her son, Ron Roberson Jr., New Orleans, La.; her two daughters and their husbands, Kirsten and Sean Halfacre, and Lisa and Rodney Stigall; her five grandchildren, Hunter Halfacre, Brooke Halfacre, Nathan Stigall, Quinn Stigall and Daphne Stigall; her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Sandy Shaffer, Stoystown, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. All of whom she loved deeply. The viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Beach Funeral Home, 4999 N Wickham Road, Melbourne. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017, at Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Daily Bread Inc. of Melbourne, or the Arthritis Foundation. Online condolences may be left at beachfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 25, 2017
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