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Judith Leeds Benge, 65, of Richmond, passed away early Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Baptist Health - Lexington.
She was born November 3, 1951, in Hollywood, Florida, to the late Robert Leon and Georganne Mander Leeds. Judith was a retired Hospice employee and enjoyed playing Bunco, reading, scrapbooking, and most of all watching her granddaughters dance.
Judy was the widow of Russell Benge, Jr., and she is survived by: one daughter, Susan Benge Swope (Warren Douglas) of Berea, and one son, Russell Ryan Benge of Richmond; one brother, Robert Leon Leeds, Jr., of Knoxville, Tennessee; and two granddaughters, Alexandra Paige and Victoria Morgan Swope.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Susan "Candy" Leeds.
Funeral service for Judy will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Jim Baldwin officiating.  Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be David Hall, Mike Harvey, Randy Neely, Brian Adams, Mitchell Gullett and David Royalty.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Madison County Animal Shelter, 1386 Richmond Rd, Berea, KY 40403, or Hopes Wings, PO Box 488, Richmond, KY 40476.
To express condolences, please visit www.orpfh.com.
Published on March 15, 2017
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