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Judy Ann VanMeterPassing: July 13, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, July 21st @ 2:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, July 21st @ 12:00pm-2:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday, July 21st

MORGAN, TEXAS – Judy Ann VanMeter, 69, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2023, at Texas Health Huguley Hospital.

Born May 28, 1954, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Cecil and Louise (Howard) Keith.  She married Roger D. VanMeter on December 18, 1982 and he survives.

Judy was a 1972 graduate of Mitchell High School and graduated from Indiana Business College in 1973. She worked 37 years at Haag International Engineers. Judy loved going to casinos and gambling. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed reading Stephen King novels.

Survivors include her husband, Roger VanMeter of Morgan, Texas; daughter, Jennifer VanMeter of Morgan, Texas; and brother, Roger “Moe” (Theresa) Keith of Mitchell.

Her parents; daughter, Julie Ann VanMeter; half-brother, Lloyd Parish; and half-sister, Shirley Sowders, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to White River Humane Society or Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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30 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sharon | Bedford, in
    Date: January 31, 2024
    Hi Roger, I'm sorry to see this
    Date: July 27, 2023
  3. Guest: Barbara Burton | Bloomington, IN
    Date: July 23, 2023
    We had so many laughs and good times in high school. One thing’s for sure—you were loved by so many. I’ll always miss you Judy.
  4. Guest: Bill & Bev Kimble | Bedford, IN 47421
    Date: July 21, 2023
    Although we never had the pleasure of formally meeting Judy; Roger, Bill & I go back to our high school years! Roger has been a beloved friend who never met a stranger & always made each person he talked to feel like they were the most important person in room! Our hearts break for your loss, Roger; & we are so sorry that we just learned of Judy's funeral services after the fact! If you are going to be in Mitchell f/ awhile, pl try to get in touch! Much love, missfulness & hugs! Bev & Bill Kimble 💜💛💜 (812) 275-2884
  5. Guest: Lester Bultman, Jr. | SPRINGVILLE
    Date: July 21, 2023
    A good friend from way back when. She will be missed!!
  6. Guest: Ruthanne and Danny Blackwell | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: July 21, 2023
    Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. We are both unable to attend visitation or the funeral due to health concerns. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
  7. Guest: Jackie Stillman | Mitchell indiana
    Date: July 21, 2023
    Judy was a young and vibrant girl. She always had a smile. Sorry she is gone but we will see her again
  8. Guest: Paul and Kathy Stroud | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 20, 2023
    We send our heartfelt condolences to Roger, Jen, and the entire family on Judy’s passing. She was a wonderful person and so enjoyed life and her family. May God bless and Rest In Peace Judy.
  9. Guest: Debbie Clock | Mitchell
    Date: July 20, 2023
    Judy always had a beautiful smile and always treated everyone with kindness. I will always remember her. Prayers for the family.
  10. Guest: Sheryl Fields Walton | Mitchell
    Date: July 20, 2023
    Judy always had a smile on her face and a real zest for life.
  11. Guest: Tim Stroud | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 19, 2023
    So sorry to hear of Judy's passing. Sending prayers to Roger and the VanMeter family.
  12. Guest: Cherie kinder robertson | Yarnell Arizona
    Date: July 19, 2023
    Roger I am so sorry for your loss.
  13. Guest: Edward Baker | Phoenix, Arizona
    Date: July 19, 2023
    Judy was my date at senior prom. There was a small group that hung out and partied in high school. My condolences to to Roger, Moe, and the family.
  14. Guest: Rod bd Lida Wilson | Alvarado, Texas
    Date: July 19, 2023
    I spent many days with Judy and Paul O’Conner as Haag Engineering Trustees . We attended numerous Professional Conferences which guided our management of the Haag’s large retirement fund. Judy always acted and treated her responsibilities with the highest degree of care and diligence. Her presence will be remembered by all !!
  15. Guest: STEVEN SMITH | Flower Mound
    Date: July 19, 2023
    I'm saddened to hear of Judy's passing. Judy was one of the first people I met at Haag. She sat in on my job interview 25 years ago and was always a friendly face around the office. We even had a few fun conversations about horse racing when she bought a thoroughbred. Rest in peace Judy.
  16. Guest: Tim McAlpin | Champaign Illinois
    Date: July 19, 2023
    So sorry to hear that Judy has passed away. She was a special friend. "Toe," so sorry for your loss. Stay well and safe.
  17. Guest: Robin Wolfe | Lewisville, TX
    Date: July 19, 2023
    I enjoyed working with Judy at Haag. My heart goes out to her family. Praying for your comfort and courage in the days ahead.
  18. Guest: Lance Stroud | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 19, 2023
    Judy was such a wonderful and gracious person to have a conversation with. I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to Roger and the VanMeter Family. " You want to be good for the ones you love, because you know that your time with them will end up being too short, no matter how long it is." -Stephen King Sincerely, Lance
  19. Guest: Donna Parish | Mitchell. In
    Date: July 18, 2023
    I was privileged to meet this gal when she was only 9 years old. I enjoyed this girl watching her grow up and becoming the beautiful lady inside and out that she was. Rest in peace my sweet sister in law. Until I see you again. Love always and forever
  20. Guest: Sandy & Kevin McCormack | Dallas, Texas
    Date: July 18, 2023
    We are so sorry for your loss. Judy was as fine of a person as one could meet. She will be missed but never forgotten.
  21. Guest: Gail S. Schikora | Beavercreek, OH
    Date: July 18, 2023
    I have many good memories of times with Judy at Mitchell High School and especially seeing her lead cheers at all of the games! I feel blessed to have been able to spend time with her at our 50th High School reunion last September and having margaritas with her, Wanda and Beth Ann at El Compadre in Mitchell the next day. She will be missed.
  22. Guest: Michael Parish | Bedford IN
    Date: July 18, 2023
    Judy was so kind to me as a child growing up. Prayers for the family. She will be greatly missed.
  23. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, In
    Date: July 18, 2023
    All volunteers of LAWRENCE COUNTY CANCER PATIENT SERVICES are so sorry for your loss.
  24. Guest: Lori Zorn | Richardson, TX 75080
    Date: July 18, 2023
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Roger and Jen in this time of sadness. Judy was an amazing lady and will be missed by all who knew her.
  25. Guest: Donita Daniel | Garland, Tx
    Date: July 18, 2023
    So sorry we won't be there with you. But our hearts, thoughts and prayers are overflowing. Love you guys. Donita
  26. Guest: Michele Green | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 18, 2023
    Judy was a special person and will be missed, my heart goes out to her family.
  27. Guest: Susan chastain kay | Blaine, tn
    Date: July 18, 2023
    So very sorry for your loss.
  28. Guest: Cathy ( Johnson) Wilcoxen | Springfield, MO
    Date: July 18, 2023
    I am so sorry the the loss of this beautiful person. I was a classmate from the 7th till we graduated in 72! Always so friendly to everyone she met. My thoughts and prayers for the family.
  29. Guest: Mike Hirsch | Lafayette, Indiana
    Date: July 18, 2023
    Judy was a classmate and fellow 1972 graduate of MHS. I will remember her beauty, athleticism and talent. And I know her close friends will remember so much more about her. She is sadly missed by all.
  30. Guest: janet and charlie | Mitchell
    Date: July 18, 2023
    Roger so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. Our sympathy is with you and your family at this time. Take care, my friend. Janet