In Memory

Judy Rowan (Ijams)

Judy Rowan (Ijams)

April 4, 1943 - November 30, 2010

Judy Rowan (Ijams)

Judith A. Rowan Ijams, 67, Bloomington, died at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday (November 30, 2010) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Mark Moore officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Living Hope Christian Church, Downs.

She was born April 4, 1943, at Bloomington, daughter of David H. and Rudy Daugherty Rowan.  She married James D. Ijams on May 29, 1964, at Funks Grove.

Surviving are her husband, Jim D. Ijams, Bloomington; three sons, Scott V. Ijams, Bloomington; Corry J. (Stephanie) Ijams, El Paso; and Chad D. (Karen) Ijams, Downs; sister, Sally (Steve) Keith, Columbia, Ky,; two stepbrothers, Neil (Judy) Simmons, Missouri and Dennis Simmons, California; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one grandson.

She retired from Illinois State University.

She was a member of Living Hope Christian Church, Downs.  She enjoyed sewing, ceramics, bowling and traveling.

The Pantagraph, 2010

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12/05/10 07:47 PM #1    

Sheila Hepworth

 I was looking forward to seeing Judy at the Reunion.  I know she was really excited about going. 

 It saddens me to hear of her unexpected , passing....Sheila

12/08/10 08:29 PM #2    

Steve Hogue

She was my cousin, I am steve hogue, I hope that I can get some info on addresses so I can send my condolences. we were close, I even photographed their engagement picture which I still have will send off asap that picture in case it can be posted. I loved judy , she was a gentle person. we stayed at their house when my mother was hospitalized in 1953. everybody needs a cousin like that

12/08/10 08:32 PM #3    

Steve Hogue

steve here, by the way, she died on my mother's birthday.

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