Judith A. Iler


Judith A. Iler, a cherished mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2024, in Quincy, IL, at the age of 82. Born on November 27, 1941, in Muscatine, IA, Judith was the beloved daughter of John Edgar and Mabel Gertrude (Davis) Frame. Her warmth, dedication, and joyful spirit left a lasting impression on all who knew her.

Judith’s life was a testament to her unwavering work ethic and her deep faith. For over four decades, she was a dedicated employee in the housekeeping department at Hotel Quincy. Her colleagues remember her as a hardworking and reliable individual who took pride in her work. As a Christian, Judith was a member of The Crossing Church, where she found great comfort and community.

Family was the cornerstone of Judith’s life. She is survived by her loving children, Mark Lewis (Shirley), Julie Elsenpeter (Richard), Barbara Lewis, Michael Lewis (Shelly), and Randall Johnson. Judith’s legacy continues through her ten grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, who brought her immeasurable joy. She also leaves behind her sister, Marilyn Justus, who shared in many of her life’s adventures. Judith was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Deborah Hazelwood; her grandson, Tony Vahle; her brothers, Bob Frame and John Frame; and her sisters, Pat Griffin, Sally Munn, and Karen Bowman.

An avid bowler, Judith enjoyed the camaraderie and competition of the Park Bowl leagues. Her love for games extended to her enjoyment of crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and she was a regular viewer of the Game Show Network. A romantic at heart, Judith found pleasure in reading romance novels and listening to the timeless tunes of Elvis Presley. A true sports enthusiast, she cheered on the Chicago Cubs with the same passion she brought to every aspect of her life.

Judith’s zest for life was evident in her hobbies, which included mall walking in the 90s, gambling trips to LaGrange, and cherished biannual visits to Las Vegas with her sisters. When dining out, local favorites like Elders, Coachhouse, and La Gondola were her go-to spots. Her involvement in her children’s activities was unwavering, from coaching her sons’ baseball teams to ensuring that family traditions, like the weekly Thursday dinner over spaghetti or goulash, were lovingly upheld.

Judith’s presence was a gift to her family and friends, and her influence will be felt for generations to come.

Friends and Family are invited to Judith’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be Monday, March 25, 2024, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at O’Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home in Quincy, IL.

A Funeral Ceremony will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at O’Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home in Quincy. Pastor Chris LeFever will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy, IL.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Munn, Jeff McGuire, Joseph Crane, Tim Frame, Heath Andrews, and Eddie Griffin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be shared and video tribute may be viewed at www.ODonnellCookson.com.

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