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Rev. Judith "Judi" Ann Truit (Wiegman) Stapleton

July 11, 1941 — February 26, 2022

Rev. Judith “Judi” Ann Truit (Wiegman) Stapleton died suddenly from a heart attack on February 26, 2022, in Amarillo, TX.

Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 4, 2022 at First Church of the Nazarene, 5201 S. Soncy Rd. Brief graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2022 in Memorial Park Cemetery, 302 Cherry Ave, Dalhart, TX. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.

Judi was born on July 11, 1941 in Genesee, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alberta Pope Truit and Orie J Truit; her second husband, Rev. Chalmer Wiegman; and her son-in-law, Charles Simoneaux.

Judi is survived by her husband, Art Stapleton; her sister, Janet Truit Mudrak; her brother, Dave Truit and his wife Marilyn; her seven children and their spouses: Jeff Siebert (Karri), Andrea Siebert Peterson (Steve), Amber Siebert Fulton (Donny), Jennifer Siebert Harris (John III), Ashley Siebert (Rebecca), Janda Siebert Rhea (Ryan), Autumn Siebert Jones; her step-daughter, Donya Simoneaux; her two step-sons, Erik Stapleton and Joe Stapleton; her 30 grandchildren; her 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her first husband, Alan Siebert.

Judi attended Flushing High School in Michigan then Ft. Wayne Bible College (now Taylor University) where she met Alan Siebert, her husband of 25 years. They settled in York, Nebraska where she taught elementary school prior to the birth of her children. They moved to Dalhart, TX in 1977 where she continued to raise her seven children, and became involved with the Theta Nu women’s sorority as well as the youth and children’s ministries at Dalhart’s Church of the Nazarene. In 1989 Judi relocated to Olathe, Kansas and took a position with the Church of the Nazarene’s World Headquarters Compassionate Ministries division. She went on to be ordained by the Church of the Nazarene in 2003 and spoke at numerous women’s conferences and mission events throughout her career. She met and married Rev. Chalmer Wiegman in 1991. Judi went on to work as a Children’s Pastor at Metroplex Chapel in Euless, TX for several years. She and Chalmer served on two mission trips, to Albania and the Ukraine. In addition to various speaking engagements, her ministry always involved the written word.

She served as a columnist (Jotting Judi) for The Dalhart Texan from 2008-2013 and also published 10 children’s books with Beacon Hill Press including Wrong Tickets to Tahiti and In the Shadow of a Stranger as well as her most recent publication, Where Did Papa Go? , written in response to the death of her husband Chalmer. In her retirement, she also wrote devotionals for the Seniors Bluebook of South Central PA.

In 2019, Judi met and married Arthur Stapleton of Wauneta, Nebraska and they spent her final years in Amarillo, TX. Judi loved baking and entertaining, holidays, singing, sitting in her swing (aka her prayer chair), collecting giraffes and nativities, and being surrounded by the people she loved. She will be missed by the many lives she touched throughout her 80 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Judi’s memory can be made to House of James Ministries using the link below or by mailing a check to 2908 N. 21st Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85015. Please indicate “Judi Stapleton Memorial” on the memo line of your check or in the comment line of the paypal donation.

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=O5FDxulGYnOF4TJS6yASgYvVRUKwnR-Fp_orOORenYz9V0_AJg_0GKNz4DX_5UMGZnNlZFwiYLdkgTQR

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, March 3, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 4, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Amarillo First Church Of The Nazarene

5201 South Soncy Road, Amarillo, TX 79119

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