Rooker Lee Foster Chudy went to be with her Lord and family on December 21, 2023 at the age of 94. “Rook” as she was affectionally known was a life-long resident of Hazen, Arkansas. She was an exceptional basketball player in her High School days at Hazen, making All-State her Jr. and Sr. years. Upon graduating High School, Rook had a chance to sign a two year contract with the legendary Hazel Walker basketball team and tour the country playing basketball, but instead, she married the love of her life, Connie Chudy to become a farmers wife.
Rook always loved sports, card games, dominos, and she was an exceptional bridge player. She enjoyed baking with the baking crew at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak. She loved her times spent being a sport mom for her son and grandsons and traveling with Connie to Olive Branch, Illinois, during Canada Goose season. She always enjoyed meeting new people.
Rook was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Mary Ruth Selig, and her husband, Connie after 72 years of marriage.
Rook is survived by her son, Steve Chudy and wife, Shelia of Hazen; grandsons, Andy (Laura) Chudy of Plano, Texas and Alan Chudy of Hazen; her great-grandchildren, Anthony Chudy and Kate Chudy of Plano, Texas and a very special niece and nephew, Lyla West of DeWitt and Rick Selig of Maumelle.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Chambers Nursing and Rehab Center in Carlisle for the exceptional care that Rook received over the past year and one half. Chambers was Rook’s second home and she loved all of them.
Funeral services for Rooker will be Wednesday, January 3, 2023 at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. to 10:15 followed by Rosary at 10:30 and funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be in the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church Cemetery in Slovak. Pallbearers will be Andy Chudy, Alan Chudy, Eddie Ciganek, Terry Ciganek, Earl Sanders, and Rick Selig.