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Celebration of Life Friday for Judith Ellen 'Judy' McCorkel

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Judith Ellen “Judy” (Watson) McCorkel, age 79 of Porter, IN, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

She was born on May 25, 1940 in Chicago, IL.

Judy is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, David McCorkel of Porter; two daughters, Julie (Martin) Proctor of Groveland, FL, Laura (Michael) Morrissey of Castle Rock, CO; son, Brian (Lori) McCorkel of Chesterton; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Green of Oregon, and Roberta Reisner of California; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, June (Larson) Zabransky; father, Richard Watson; and son, Timothy McCorkel.

Judy retired from the Duneland School Corporation following over 34 years of service. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Judy’s family will be having a Celebration of her Life, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, August 2, 2019, at Hawthorne Park Community Center, 500 Ackerman Dr., Porter, IN 46304.

Arrangements handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Posted 7/29/2019




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