Judy Lee Kradel Christy

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November 26, 1964 ~ October 6, 2013

Judy L. (Kradel) Christy, 48, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on October 6, 2013.

She was born November 26, 1964 in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania to Marlene (Bures) Kradel McCloskey and the late Donald A. Kradel.

Judy graduated from Butler High School in 1982 and went on to Butler County Community College, where she received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. She then continued her education at Point Park University, where she received Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. She worked at Farmers National Bank in Emlenton, PA, Goodwill Industries in Pittsburgh and Bank of America in Upper St. Claire, PA. Judy was an active in Alcoholics Anonymous where she helped many people. She was a caring, loving person with a heart of gold and would do anything for you. She loved the Steelers, the Pirates and her little yorkie, Snickers. Judy was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

Judy is survived by her companion, Ron Novosel of Butler, PA; one son, Erik Winters of Butler, PA; two daughters, Michelle Ball of Chicora, PA, and Brittany Charmley and her husband Willford of Butler, PA; four grandchildren, Mikey Ball of Wasilla, AK, Austin Ball of Chicora, PA, Addison Ball of Chicora, PA and Willford “Joey” Charmley of Butler, PA; her mother Marlene (Bures) Kradel McCloskey and her step father, William of Butler, PA; three sisters, Kimberly Kradel of Berkely, CA, Amy Hawk and her husband Terry of Cabot, PA and her twin sister Jody Semmelroth of Butler, PA; two step-sisters, Cindy McCloskey of Apopka, FL and Nicole McQueen and her husband Jamie of Clayton, NC; two nieces, Olivia and Emily Semmelroth, both of Butler, PA; one nephew, Tyler Tebay of Cabot, PA.

Judy was preceded in death by her father, Donald A. Kradel; her husband, David E. Christy, whom she married December 31, 2008 and who passed away October 13, 2009; one son, Michael J. Ball; her maternal grand parents, Hazel and James Bures; her paternal grandparents, Florence and Harry Kradel; two step-bothers, Bill and Kevin McCloskey; and two step-sisters, Sharon McCloskey and Vicki Adams.

Friends will be received Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Thompson – Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA, with Reverend Dr. Alden Towberman of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating.

Burial will take place in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

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