Date Of BirthNov-25-1946
Date of deathFeb-04-2020
A visitation to celebrate Judy’s life will be held, Monday, February 10, 2020, from 4-7 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119, with a service to follow at 7p.m.
Judith “Judy” L. Emmons, age 73, of Aurora, IL, passed away on February 4, 2020, surrounded by the love of her family and is once again with her beloved husband, Clarence. Judy was born in Mount Vernon, IL, on November 25, 1946, to proud parents James and Lucille (Reynolds) Carpenter. Judy and her family lived in Mount Vernon until she was in first grade, from there the family moved to Aurora. Shortly after that move they made their home in West Chicago where Judy attended West Chicago High School. One fateful day, Judy’s cousin, Gary, asked her to come out on a double date, promising he had the perfect guy for her. On that date, Judy met Clarence Emmons. It was not love at first sight, but after her second date with a determined Clarence, she realized second is the best. After a whirlwind courtship, they were united in marriage on February 1, 1964. They started their new life together and in time were blessed with three children. Judy worked at the Kane County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years as a clerk where she wrote tickets, surveyed accidents, and answered phones. During those years, Judy made many lifelong friendships. Every officer in Kane County must have had a baby blanket made by Judy. When an officer announced to the office their family was expecting, Judy would crochet a perfect little blanket for them. She even crocheted baby blankets for her future generations. Along with crocheting, Judy also loved to cross-stitch, something she has done for many years. Out of the office, Judy loved to “shop till you drop” and made sure she had everything she ever wanted. There was no such thing as too many clothes. On Friday nights during the winter months, you could find Judy at the Lions Club surrounded by her friends. Judy battled the numbers and spaces to try and win the pot during Bingo; with her little cocktail in hand and Judy’s favorite weapon, the Dot Marker. The rules of the house were Sunday’s were for family. Every Sunday, the family would come over to enjoy Judy’s home cooked meals. Judy was a professional in the kitchen, but the family favorites were chicken and lasagna. When she was not cooking up a meal, she was in the kitchen baking sweets for everyone. Family was her pride and joy. Judy would give everything she could without expecting something in return with a smile that could light up a room. No one could keep a frown when they were around Judy; her laugh was contagious and often described as her “Betty Rubble” laugh. Judy is survived by three children: James and Brian “Scott” Emmons, Julie (Lonnie) Thomas; five grandchildren: Tyler (Melanie) Thomas, Jennifer Emmons, Levi Emmons, Owen Thomas, and James Emmons; two great-grandchildren, Tristan and McKenna; her sister, Beverly Albright; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Goon and Linda Hood; her brother-in-law: Don Emmons; one favorite pup: Bobo; as well as many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Lucille Carpenter, and her husband of 54 years, Clarence Emmons. A visitation to celebrate Judy’s life will be held, Monday, February 10, 2020, from 4-7 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119, with a service to follow at 7p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Judy’s name. Checks may be made to the “Judith Emmons Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.