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Paatricia Kay Jessup

Obituary for Paatricia Kay Jessup

January 25, 1948 - December 6, 2020
New Palenstine, Indiana | Age 72


Patricia "Tricia" Kay Jessup (née Goudy) passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2020, with her beloved husband by her side. Tricia is survived by her husband of 53 years, Kenneth Jessup; her children, Angela Jessup Freeland (Bob) of Cleveland, SC, and Kimberly Roque (Omar) of Virginia Beach, VA; and her grandchildren, Victor Jessup (Steinhatchee, FL), and Catie and Jack Roque (Virginia Beach), all of whom brought her great joy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Gertrude Goudy of Wilkinson, and brother, Charles Goudy, of Logansport.
Tricia was born on January 25, 1948, in Wilkinson, Indiana, to Floyd and Gertrude Goudy. She graduated from Charlottesville High School in 1966, attended Indiana University, and married her high school sweetheart Ken Jessup soon thereafter. Tricia was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker, and school volunteer, and turned her love of children and reading into a career. She served as founding children's librarian at Middletown/Fall Creek Township Public Library for many years, where she loved getting to know all of the kids, finding them the perfect book to inspire a love of reading, and hosting very popular community story times. It meant the world to her when a child who remembered her from the library later thanked her and told her how much they loved to read. Tricia also could never pass up an animal in need. She raised countless stray and orphaned animals, from cats and dogs to baby raccoons and birds and possums, and nurtured that same love of animals in her children and grandchildren. We are comforted knowing that she had quite the welcoming committee at the gates of Heaven.
Tricia struggled with debilitating autoimmune disorders, and her devoted husband Ken served as her caregiver for many years. We honor our Dad for all that he did to show his immense love in practice. Tricia was under hospice care recently, and we would like to thank the staff at Senior Helpers, Next to Home, Suburban Hospice, and Dr. Michael Fletcher for their many kindnesses. Tricia was a longtime member of the Wilkinson Church of Christ, which nurtured her love of Christ and where she made lifelong friends. Her family and friends will greatly miss her witty one-liners, her crazy but true animal stories, and how much she loved us all. Her life will be forever cherished by her husband, children, and grandchildren; her brother Gerald Goudy; sisters-in-law Jean Newcomb (Bob) and Janet Helman (Norm); and many nieces and nephews.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a small service for family is planned at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) of Muncie ( or the Wilkinson Church of Christ (

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