Judy A. Ingram, 72, of Brighton, passed away at 9:47 a.m. at Alton Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, May 20, after a brief illness.
She was born in Alton on Aug. 9, 1942, one of four sisters born to the late Russell and Emilie (Rothacher) Logan. She married the late Dr. James R. Ingram on Dec. 9, 1966, at First Presbyterian Church in Alton.
She is survived by two sons and two daughter-in-laws, Chad and Jennifer Ingram of Godfrey, Rusty and Laurie Ingram of Jerseyville; four granddaughters, Mackenzie, Madison, Sabrina and Lily; three sisters and brother-in-laws, Mary and Roger Oltman of Iowa, Barb and Jim Woodsmall of Iowa and Paula and Dave Joehl of Texas.
She graduated from Alton High School in 1960 and earned a BSN from Millikin University in 1964. She worked at the Eye Institute of New York and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in Manhattan, N.Y. before returning to Alton. She later worked at Saint Anthony’s on 2 South and as a school nurse in the Alton School District.
She will be remembered as a spunky, loving, fiery, beautiful, caring mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She went the extra mile for those in need. Her greatest love was her four granddaughters. Trips, games, events and sleepovers were at the top of her to-do list. She will be missed by all.
Per her wishes, her body is being donated to science for research and a private celebration of her life will be held. Memorials may be made to either St. Francis/Holy Ghost School in Jerseyville or St. Ambrose School in Godfrey.