Judith Tarter

Judith A. Tarter, 57, of Pleasanton, Texas, formerly of Smithfield and Cuba, died at 10:25 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2001, at Saint Luke's Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

She was born Oct. 13, 1943, in Cuba, a daughter of Aubury L. and Mary Jane West Ford. She married Paul R. Tarter on Feb. 16, 1963, in rural Cuba. He survives.

Also surviving are her mother of Canton; one son, Jason Tarter of Pleasanton; one daughter, Dawn Tarter of Chicago; two brothers, Vernon (and Cindy) Ford of Canton and Donald "Doc" (and Pat) Ford of Greensburg, Ind.; and one sister, Sandra (and Lloyd) Pigg of Canton.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She was a graduate of the Cuba school system. She was a graduate of Western Illinois University, where she received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in reading. She received her National Certified Teacher's Certification in 1999.

She taught in the Cuba school system prior to moving to Texas in 1984. She took a medical retirement in the spring of 2000 from the San Antonio Independent School System where she had been a teacher since 1984.

She was a member of the National Gifted Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and the American Federation of Teachers.

She was a member of the Cuba Christian Church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Rev. Amy Wharton officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday. Burial will be in the Cuba Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, P.O. Box 1657, San Antonio, TX 78296-1657.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/18/2001

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Incorrect information was received for the obituary for Judith A. Tarter who died Monday, April 16, 2001.

Her mother's correct name is Betty Jane West Ford.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/25/2001

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