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Judith George

November 30, 1934 ~ September 7, 2020 (age 85)

Life story

Although Madison wasn’t her hometown, in the end it is the place where Judy George made her mark. Judy (List) George was the wife of Phil and the mother of Julie, John, Chip and David. She was a 1953 graduate of Southport High School and attended Purdue University. She was united in marriage to Philip George on August 20, 1955. After moving to Madison in August 1971, Judy and her husband Phil took over The Attic business from her parents, Robert and Irene (Askin) List, and made it their own; but it was Judy who was the face of the business. She was the early morning sweeper of the sidewalks, the greeter at the door, the hostess to every visitor and townsperson who came into the store. In almost 50 years, she met thousands of people, some who passed by only once and some who came by often. It was a memorable and lasting impression.

Judy was a member of the Madison Presbyterian Church, Tri Kappa, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a founding member of the Madison Visitors Council and the former Madison Business Professionals Association. Without a doubt, her main hobby was spending time at the store. In addition, she enjoyed traveling, going to the beach, dining out, going on excursions with friends, watching all sports and was a long-time, loyal supporter of the Madison Main Street Program. Mrs. George passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Her life will be cherished by her daughter, Julie Truax and her husband, Larry of Madison; her sons: John George and Gretchen Harsin of Indianapolis, Indiana and Chip George of Madison; her brother: Robert L. List and his wife, Linda of Inman, South Carolina; her grandchildren: Jennifer George Miles (Chaffee), Brent Warren, Emily Warren Curry (Lance), Andrew Griffith (Jordan), Ben Griffith, Mikayla George, Lily George, JP George, Antonio George, Carrie Truax, Chad Truax (Alainna), and Stacey Smith (Joe); eleven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip on February 21, 2010; her son, David George on September 28, 2006; and her grandson, Jonathan George in December 2010.

Private family services will be held at the Madison Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery at a later date.

Her legacy continues even though her time on earth has ended. As her family grieves, they know that there are many people who grieve with them. It would be overwhelming to hear all the stories from over five decades. Please share your stories about Judy on the Lytle Welty website so that one day when our grief is less, we will be able to read them and know just how much she was loved.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Madison Main Street Program Business Resiliency Fund or the Madison Riverfront Development. Contributions may be made at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes or below.

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