Judith Irene (Frederick) Dempsey

Judith Irene (Frederick) Dempsey, 73, of Brookville, PA, passed away during the evening hours of Sunday, September 17, 2023, while a patient at Penn Highlands Brookville Hospital.

She was born on November 19, 1949, to the late Anna M. Cyphert in San Fransico, California.

She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Wayne Byerly.

Judith graduated from Brookville Area High School and went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

She worked at the Reynoldsville Medical Center.

She married the love of her life, Allen Eugene Dempsey, in Brookville on June 12, 2013; before Allen’s passing on November 6, 2018, they spent twenty-seven years together.

Judith was a hard worker, loving mother and wife, and kind soul who enjoyed the simpler things in life, including enjoying the area she lived in and canning in her free time.

Judith loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandson.

She will be dearly missed by those who knew her.

Judith is survived by two sons; Michael Kerner; John Kerner; one stepdaughter; Jenn (John) McNeil; five grandchildren; Garrett Kerner; Nathaneal Kerner; Izsak Kerner; Shane Kerner; Kayla Kerner; three step grandchildren; Elissa McNeil; Elizabeth Dempsey; Jonathon Dempsey; and three great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Judith was preceded in passing by one sister; Sharon Lingenfelter; and one stepson; Michael A. Dempsey.

Services will be held privately to the family and have been entrusted to the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville, PA 18525.

Online condolences and other information may be found by visiting www.dargyfh.com.

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