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Judith Ann “Judi” Householder, age 82, of Keokuk, IA, departed this life and was welcomed into Heaven by her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 12:29 a.m. She had been a patient at Blessing Hospital since Sunday.

She was born December 31, 1937 in Palmyra, MO, a daughter of Frank Leslie and Eunice Rife Huston, and laughingly told everyone if she had waited one half hour to enter this earth she’d be a year younger!

She was a prayer warrior and firmly believed you needed to show kindness and love everyone.

You might be entertaining Angels unaware was her motto.

Leaving those to cherish her memory are a son, Marc H. Tate of Keokuk, IA; step-son, Derek Householder of San Diego, CA; sisters: Rachel (Greg) Cook of Montrose, IA, Rosemary (Ralph) Dorrell, Janet (Bill) Ramsey; brothers, Patrick Huston, all of Kahoka, MO and Michael (Penny) Huston of Tulsa, OK; numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleve Householder; her parents;  a son, Kevin Wayne Tate; a sister, Shirley Huston; brother, Les Huston; and brother-in-law, Ronald Roof.

Judi moved to Iowa in June of 2014 following her retirement to be near her family.  She had been a case worker with the State of Nevada Child Support Recovery Services up until that time.

As per her wishes, she has been cremated.  A private family interment will be held at a later date.

The family was assisted by Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka.