Judith “Judy” Kluthe

CENTRALIA — Judith “Judy” Kluthe, 79, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

Judy was born September 4, 1940, in Centralia, the daughter of Elmer Henning and Berniece (Aldag) Henning. She married Paul Kluthe on June 6, 1986 and he preceded her in death on February 5, 2017.

She is survived by her daughter, Gayla Christ and husband Bill of O’Fallon, Missouri; her son, Curt Vandeventer and wife Carla of Centralia; three grandchildren: Elizabeth Ala and husband Sreeram of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, Brandi Vandeventer of Springfield, Illinois and Joshua Vandeventer of Centralia; two great-grandchildren, Arjun and Eshan Ala; and her numerous family members at Murray Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Judith worked at Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia for 20 plus years. She loved spending time with her family and her friends.

Due to the pandemic, a private funeral service for Judith Kluthe will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2020, with the service being live broadcasted for family and friends, which can be accessed by going to sutherlandfuneralhome.com website and clicking on Judith’s Tribute then go to Blue tab Photos & Videos and click on live webcasting. If you have trouble please feel free to call our office and we will be there to assist you. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Centralia.

In honor of Judith, memorial donations may be made to the Murray Parents Association and will be accepted by the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Kluthe family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com.