Judy Darlene Chaffin, age 74, of Benton, passed away at 8:21 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2023, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton with Pastor Paul Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Burial will be at a future date at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton.
Judy was born on November 5, 1948, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois; the daughter of Don Atkins and Mary Lou (Shane) Atkins. She married John Ernest Chaffin on May 13, 1978. Together they shared 45 years of marriage.
Judy graduated from Benton High School Class of 1966.
She was a retired RN, having worked at the Herrin and Franklin Hospitals in the Emergency Room.
Judy was a member of the West City Baptist Church.
Judy enjoyed fishing, traveling, family cookouts and gatherings, and she enjoyed watching the soap opera, Days of Our Lives.
Surviving is her husband of 45 years, John Chaffin of Benton, Illinois; a step-son Matthew Chaffin and wife Lola of Benton, Illinois; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; in-laws including: Harry Chaffin and wife Tiffany of Benton, Illinois, Jeff Chaffin and wife Laura of Stonefort, Illinois, Wanda Chaffin and wife Denise of Benton, Illinois, Elizabeth Willis and husband Jeff of Rogers, Arkansas, Rose Akin and husband Virgil of Akin, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents, father and mother-in-law: Ernest and Letha Chaffin; two sons: Danny Chaffin and Richard Marshall Chaffin; a step-son Jason Chaffin; and a sister-in-law Cathy Hawkins.
Memorial contributions in memory of Judy, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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