Jude A Whipple

1959-08-18 - 2021-07-14

Funeral Home: Grant Park Funeral Home 309 Dixie Highway Grant Park IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

Service Time:

Info: 815-466-0677

Web: https://www.grantparkfuneralhome.com (Go)

Jude A. Whipple (nee Callahan) age 61 of Grant Park, Illinois passed away on July 14, 2021.  Beloved wife to Ralph; loving daughter to Mary Jean Hosker and the late Lawrence Callahan Jr.  Beautiful sister to Larry (Kyung) Callahan, Jean (Kevin Hearne) Callahan, Jane (Phil) Fabsits, Joseph (Lynn) Callahan, Lorraine Callahan, Jim (Carol) Callahan, Tracy (Bruce) Robertson, late Jim (Dana) Crouch, and Ricky Crouch.  Dear step mom to Kimberly Miller and Amy Beth Burdette.  Donations can be made in Jude’s memory to Autism Speaks at austismspeaks.org or https://shar.es/aWWsQp

Due to the current circumstance and restrictions caused by Covid-19 we ask that you please follow the states guidelines where masks/ face coverings and distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation/service on Sunday, July 18th from 1PM until time of service at 5pm at Grant Park Funeral Home 309 Dixie Highway, Grant Park, Illinois, IL. 60940. Info: (815) 466-0677.




  1. Doreen and Guy Anderson on July 15, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    To one of the most kind hearted ladies Guy and I have ever known. Jude was a great neighbor and always made everyone smile. She will be missed.

  2. Char Nicolette on July 15, 2021 at 4:56 pm
    To Jude’s family and friends I pray that you find comfort in Gods promise to grant us a place in Heaven with him. I’m sure Jude is in a better place and I wish you all peace and joy in remembering what a wonderful person Jude was.

  3. Jeanie Griffard on July 15, 2021 at 5:06 pm
    My dear Judy, this has come as a total shock to me. I’m still numb. I will always treasure our times together what little we may have had, but always you and your siblings/family are always in my heart. Your bubbly personality, that contagious smile, your enthusiasm never left my heart. Fly high….May God bring comfort to your family and friends. I love you. I’ll always carry you in my heart; especially the memories!

  4. Mikayla Carie on July 15, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Love and condolences to the Whipple family and friends. Praying for you all.

  5. Kathy Bashore on July 15, 2021 at 8:02 pm
    I am so very sorry for your loss! I enjoyed working and having outings with Jude over the years. The photo you chose to publish here exhibits her infectious smile and personality that will be sorely missed by all who have been Blessed to know Jude. My sincere prayers for your healing through your difficult journey caused by this very unexpected loss of your beloved Jude.

  6. Stan and Gail Dodson on July 15, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Ralph and Family….. we are so sorry for the loss of your dear wife. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Tom Biel on July 16, 2021 at 8:07 am
    Ralph my sincere condolences

  8. Amy Burdette on July 16, 2021 at 9:38 am
    Such a BEAUTIFUL SOUL inside and out. This lady right here was truly someone so special. Look at her GLOW! She put her heart and soul into everything she touched. She would always be there for you if you needed her. I was one of the lucky ones to have her be a part of my life and my family’s life. We also were so lucky to see her light up my Dad’s life daily. Ralph and Jude were like no other couple. Soul mates for life and no one can ever take that away. We will miss her laughter, her chill personality, her wisdom, her strength, her cocktails, her parties, her awesome funny stories, her LOVE for her family and of course her beauty and grace she radiated. Jude you are our forever our angel. Soar free and guide us to be better people every day. WE LOVE YOU, Amy, Jeff, Corbin & Conrad Burdette

  9. Debbie and Tom Polignone on July 16, 2021 at 9:57 am
    Words cannot describe the amazing human being she was. See you on the other side friend❤️

    Hugs to the entire family as you grieve

  10. Joe GERGELY on July 16, 2021 at 3:37 pm
    My condolences , Joe GERGELY

  11. Holly Kamp on July 16, 2021 at 3:50 pm
    Truly one of a kind. Sending Hugs and Prayers to you and your family.

  12. Sylvia & John Kachnowski on July 16, 2021 at 6:38 pm
    To all of Jude’s family and friends, may the wonderful memories she left behind bring some comfort during this sad time. She definitely left this earth too soon but know she is smiling down on all and will continue to warm your hearts when thinking of her. God bless you all.

  13. Joan and Charlie McClung on July 16, 2021 at 7:10 pm
    What a generous, kind, thoughtful person we have all lost to this world! Prayers and thoughts go to Ralph and all of Jude’s family. Words fail.

  14. Donna Pittman on July 17, 2021 at 7:28 am
    Doug and I are so sorry for your loss. An angel will always walk with you.

  15. Diana Strzalka on July 17, 2021 at 10:48 am
    I’m heartbroken to hear of Judy’s passing. I will miss her.
    I’ve known Judy since my childhood in Roseland – almost 50 years. She was one of the best people ever.

  16. Joe Montpetit on July 17, 2021 at 1:04 pm
    My condolences to you.

  17. Craig Morrison on July 17, 2021 at 2:54 pm
    Ralph, my sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  18. Dan and Loretta Springs on July 17, 2021 at 6:47 pm
    We are saddened by the loss of this beautiful soul. My heart goes out to her wonderful family and friends and our prayers are with you.

  19. Mel and Ina Konsoer on July 18, 2021 at 7:57 am
    It is truly with a heavy heart that we send this message to Ralph and his family. We are so happy that we were able to know Jude if only for a short time! She will surely be missed by many and will go on in everyone’s hearts forever. Our condolences always…

  20. Sandy budnick on July 18, 2021 at 11:19 am
    Dear Ralph, I was shocked and saddened to hear of
    Jude’s sudden passing. I’m so sorry for the loss of your
    beautiful wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you,
    your family, & many friends.
    Sending hugs

  21. Deena Hackl on July 18, 2021 at 12:13 pm
    Tom and I are so sad!❤️ So sorry Ralph!

  22. Wendell T Meeks on July 18, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Jude was one of the nicest people! If you met Jude not only did she make your life better she entered your heart! She will definitely be missed! God has received another angel!! My heart goes out to the family!

  23. Sandy Budnick on July 18, 2021 at 6:49 pm
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jude’s sudden passing. I’m so sorry for your loss of your beautiful wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and many friends. Sending hugs

  24. Sandy Budnick on July 18, 2021 at 7:31 pm
    Ralph, I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

  25. Joe Bouse on July 27, 2021 at 9:53 pm
    Dear Jude, while it’s only been a very short time since you were called to a better place, the empty chair at our “work family” table is still a shock. While sad with you not being there every work day it’s also a reminder of the hard working, helpful, thoughtful co-worker & friend that you are. You are missed and one day your chair will be filled once more when all have the pleasure of seeing you again. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  26. Julie Stultz on September 13, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    So Sorry to hear this. Such a beautiful person and special memories I will always treasure.
    Many prayers to all of you now.

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