She was born on February 14, 1942 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Pete and Mary (Bird) Hale.
Judith was united in marriage to William J. Babb, Jr. and to this union five children were born. They moved their family to the Willow Springs area in 1968. She enjoyed sewing and cooking and loved to take care of and spend time with her family. She worked as a cook at Willow Care Nursing Home for several years.
Judith was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael Hale.
She is survived by her husband, William J. Babb, Jr. of the home; her children, William J. Babb, III and wife Christina, Cindy Wagner and husband Fred, Charles Babb and wife Susan, Jim Babb and wife Rita, and John Babb and wife Mary Lynn; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five sisters. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.