Judith Ann “Judy” Whelan, 80, of Beaumont, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. Judy was born on April 21,1940 in Weston, West Virginia, daughter of the late Eugene Donlan and Ruth (Bailey) Rinehart.
After running off to North Carolina, she married Andrew Francis Whelan on September 10, 1959. Together they moved to Beaumont in 1966. Judy enjoyed crafts, crossword puzzles, and reading through a good book. She was an avid Cowboys & Texans fan and never passed up a chance to watch the West Virginia Mountaineers on the basketball court or football field. She will be remembered as a loving grandmother, homemaker, and devoted wife.
Judy is survived by her husband, Andrew Francis Whelan (Frank); three daughters, Barbara Lynn Keller, Kathleen Ann Thompson (Kathy), and Karen Leigh Wehman; seven grandchildren, Katelynn, Faith, Olivia, Evann, Patrick, Christopher, & Tristan.
She is preceded in death by her son, Stephen Michael Whelan.
Her cremation arrangements were held through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made to Encounter Church of Groves Texas Building Fund, 5300 Twin City Hwy, Groves Texas 77619.
Phil and Deb Rinehart
So sorry to hear of Aunt Judy's passing. My Parents (Nancy and Richard), were always very fond of Judy and Frank, and they especially enjoyed their visit to Connecticut several years back. Mom especially recalls Judy's wonderful sense of humor! Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Aunt Judy.
Dr Robert Courville
Frank, so sorry to learn of your loss,my prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in prayer.
My condolences to Rrank and family
Becky Bonner Ringer
Aunt Judy was the light of my young life, from birth to my teenage years, when she moved from West Virginia to Texas with Frank and Steve and Barbie. She was just nine years older than I, and I absolutely idolized her. Our recent phone conversations brought us together --long distance-- for reminiscences and reaffirmations of mutual love. My deepest condolences to Frank, Barb, Karen, Kathy, and all her grandkids, who were her pride and joy. Condolences also to Margaret, her close companion and friend.
So sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. Iâ€™m going to miss her.
Barbara, Sorry to hear of your moms passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Frank so sorry for your loss. Judy was a special lady and it was my pleasure to know her. Praying for you and family....
So sorry to hear of Judys passing, Frank. Prayers for you and your family.
Barbara and Mike Warren
Frank, Barbara, Kathy and Karen. We hold you in our hearts and celebrate Judy's life with you. We appreciate greatly your friendship especially during the time Beth and Renee were growing up with you and we hared in your activities. Long lasting friendships are very, very dear. Barbara and Mike Warren