Judith Ann Crocker was born on July 1, 1946 in Columbus, to Charles Jackson and Betty (Cool) Crocker. She grew up on the family farm in rural Cherokee County and was a graduate of Columbus Unified High School.
On Sept. 18, 1965, she was united in marriage to Merlin Gene Rosenstiel. They had two children together.
She enjoyed writing, drawing and spending time with her dogs whom she loved very much. She was in the process of writing a children’s book at the time of her death.
From an early age, Judy had a genuine love for God’s word and his creations. Throughout her life, she felt a genuine need to share what she was learning with others. In recent times, she was reconnecting with those who also shared this same joy. She found that this is what she truly needed in her life. Judy was looking forward to the future promises of a paradise earth under the Kingdom rule of Christ Jesus.
Judy leaves behind a son, Troy Rosenstiel, of Pittsburg, and daughter Gina Erwin of Butler, Mo., and four grandchildren: Ethan, Sydney, Jorja and Marshall Rosenstiel.
Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Chanute, 4040 S. Johnson Road. A private inurnment will be held at a later date at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus.
Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg. E-mail condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.