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Judy Hattabaugh

March 7, 1948 — March 17, 2024

Judy Carolyn Hattabaugh of Elm Park, Arkansas, entered this life on March 7, 1948, in El Dorado, AR, and left to be with her Heavenly Father while surrounded by family on March 17, 2024 in Fort Smith, AR.

Judy and Bob were college sweethearts and nurtured their love for one another for 55 years.She was a devoted coach's wife and enthusiastic sports mom in five cities over two states. She spent countless hours preparing meals for football players, chaperoning senior trips, and leading young people in Acteens and Sunday school, all the while pursuing her nursing degree. She served others as an LPN and a respiratory therapist. Her determination for excellence earned her accolades as a Certified Respiratory Therapist in record time at Sparks Medical Center. She loved her role as director of Respiratory Therapy at Booneville City Hospital and Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center during her 22-year career. After leaving the profession, she devoted her time to being a loving meme to her grandchildren. Her last years were spent with Bob at home, along with her beloved animals. She was most content when visited by her children and grandchildren, reading James Patterson novels, completing word games, and admiring the flowers that Bob lovingly grew for her. Judy loved the Lord and is free from the burdens of this life rejoicing in heaven completely restored.

Judy leaves behind her loving husband, Bob, three sons; Bo (Christina) of Witcherville, Lance (Victoria) of Elm Park, Chris (Angela) of Pittsburg, KS, and one daughter, Rachael (Jonathan) Foster of Fort Smith. Nine grandchildren are left to cherish memories of their Meme; Jacob (Chelsie) Hattabaugh of Booneville, Ashton (Brad) Taylor of Greenwood, Alexis Hattabaugh of McPherson, KS, Hannah (Parker) Fleming of Garden City, KS, Bailee Hattabaugh of Pratt, KS, Caleb (Hallie) Hattabaugh of Jacksonville, NC, Tanner Hattabaugh of Pittsburg, KS, Addison Foster and Emma Foster of Fort Smith. Judy also had five great grandchildren who will cherish hearing stories of their meme.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Carroll and Mildred Dennis, and her sister, Cindy Davis.

Judy's Celebration of Life services will be held at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 am on March 22, 2024 with interment and graveside service to follow at Freedom Cemetery 12101 Freedom Road, Booneville, AR.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, 1879 W. 6th Street Waldron, AR. where family will receive visitors from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Pallbearers are Judy's nephew, Jerald Hattabaugh, son in law, Jonathan Foster, cousin, Chase Hattabaugh, and her grandsons, Jacob, Caleb, and Tanner Hattabaugh.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

[7] I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. [8] Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home

1879 W 6th St, Waldron, AR 72958

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Celebration of Life

Friday, March 22, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home

1879 W 6th St, Waldron, AR 72958

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