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Janet A. Dudley, 84, of Shelbyville, formerly of Bethany and Decatur, died 1:07 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Shelby Manor, Shelbyville. Celebration of Life services were held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2015, at the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Graveside services were 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hickory Hill Cemetery in Broughton. Memorials are suggested to the Sullivan Weekend Food Bag Program. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reedfuneralhome.net. Mrs. Dudley was born June 22, 1930, in Broughton, the daughter of Elza Ray and Minnie Irene (Richardson) Gaines. Janet owned and operated the Marrowbone Inn Restaurant in Bethany, had worked at the Sullivan McDonalds for Jim and Pat Desmond and the Sullivan Packing Plant for Dwight and Thelma Stone. She was a member of the Dalton City United Methodist Church. Janet married Joe Davis Dudley on Aug. 15, 1948, in Morganfield, Ky., and he preceded her in death on January 9, 1998. Surviving are her children, Tim (Susan) Dudley of Decatur, Todd (Billie) Dudley of Shelbyville, Julie Jones of Moweaqua and Jennifer (Miles) Clark of Danville, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Debbie Jo Dudley; grandson, Timothy Lee Dudley; two brothers; and her cousin, Patty Toney.
Published on  June 15, 2015
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