Marie Jane Judkins

Marie Jane Judkins age 85, of Britton passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.  She was born April 29, 1935 in Britton, the daughter of the late David and Elda (Meyer) Younglove. On August 27, 1960 in Britton, she married Thomas Judkins and they shared 60 years together.

Marie worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for 25 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for over 60 years, the United Methodist Women and the Britton American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed mentoring children at the Britton Schools and watching sports, especially the Detroit Tigers.

Besides her husband, Tom, Marie is survived by her children, David (Cathy) Judkins of Clinton; Jeff (Rita) Judkins of Britton; and Sandy (Steve) Crittenden of Onsted; sister, Barbara Gatt of Tecumseh; granddaughter Josie (Austin) Harris of Clark Lake; great-grandson, Kash Thomas of Clark Lake; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Rutherford and Lois Williams.

Visitation for Marie was on Wednesday, March 31, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Britton. A private funeral service followed with Pastor William Lass officiating. Burial was in Ridgeway Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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