The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

By: Donna Pindell, The Quill

Judith Rink

"Judi" is a new resident to Stronghurst, recently moving from Ft. Madison, IA. She purchased the home at 122 N. Elizabeth Street from businesswoman Janice Neff and her husband Darrell Link. The home was completely gutted and remodeled by local contractor, "Mykee" Mulheman.

When Judi saw the home in its "raw stages", she fell in love with the floor plan and knew she needed to downsize to that home.

Judi is the daughter of Dan and Marge (Kokjohn) Harrington. Her father was employed by DuPont for 43 years. Her mother was the typical loving homemaker.

Her grandparents were Dan and Susie (Cowley) Harrington of Keokuk, IA and Louis and Rose (Kottenstette) Kokjohn of Ft. Madison, IA.

Judi has one sister, Pat Harrington of Rolling Meadows. She has three grown children and two grandchildren.

Judi's family consists of three grown sons. Kevin and wife LeaAnn live in Fort Madison, IA. They have two grown children.

Judi's son Jason and wife Sally live in Olive Branch, MS which is just outside of Memphis, TN. They have a blended family of grown children, college and high school students and one granddaughter. Judi's son Kurt lives in Phoenix, AZ.

Judi grew up in Fort Madison, IA, attended Catholic schools, graduating from Aquinas High School in 1962. She was active in the normal - speech club, choir and etc.

After graduating she spent 3 years in Chicago with American Airlines, moved to Northeast Iowa, moved to Tennessee, Ohio and back to Iowa to care for her aging parents. She worked for Lee Co. Bank & Trust, a job she really loved. She has been retired over 10 years.

Judi, of the Catholic faith, because of the pandemic, has not been able to attend Mass on a regular basis, but does partake of the services afforded her on Sunday TV.

Hobbies are quilting, enjoying fun groups, and visiting by phone with her family.

When Judi moved to Ft. Madison, IA 20 years ago, she made the bold proclamation that it was the last time she was moving. But guess what? She found a new home and loves it.

"Stronghurst will be my last move," she says. She hopes to meet many more Stronghurst residents. As for those she has met so far, she says, "You are AWESOME!"