DYSART, Iowa—Judy Merchant, a retired pastor’s wife, died Dec. 21.

Judy served with her husband, Dan, a pastor, at Cedar Street Baptist Church, Tipton, Iowa. After retiring when Judy was diagnosed with cancer, the couple became members of Calvary Baptist Church, Dysart, Iowa. During her ministry, Judy enjoyed serving in women’s and children’s ministries and established several church libraries.

Judy is survived by her husband, Dan, and their children, Amy Jo Wrobel, Lt. Col. Jason Matthew, and Chaplain Courtney Jon.