Rooker Lee Foster Chudy

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.

22 thoughts on “Rooker Lee Foster Chudy”

    1. Steve, I’m sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a fun person. We had great times riding with her to baseball games. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  1. Prayers for Steve and the Chudy family. Ms. Took was a special
    lady. I have fond memories off her and Mr. Connie when I lived in Hazel.

  2. Steve, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a fun-loving and terrific person to be around when we were kids. As was Mr. Connie.

    1. Mom loved watching us play football and basketball even in Geretys lot or at home playing basketball

  3. She was always a beautiful lady. She loved visiting with me and my sister Kathy when we went to visit our mother in Chambers. Loved getting her hair done from Pat. Love thoughts and prayers for Steve and Shelia and boys and families.

  4. Steve,
    Ms. Rook was one of a kind! I have fond memories of her and Mr. Connie…❤️🌹
    Sending Sincere Condolences to her Family and Friends,
    Connie Skarda

  5. Paula Drotar Coburn

    I have really Great Memories with Aunt Rook. It was never a dull moment. She was so F U N to be around. My Thoughts & Prayers 🙏 are with you Steve & Family.

    1. Thanks Paula and for all the times you spent with her so dad could catch a Breather THANK YOU

  6. Steve, Lyla & Rick.
    I have loved (Aunt & Uncle) Rook & Connie all of my life. I have memories of tagging along with Connie and Rook to visit Rook’s kinfolk in Biscoe and her Mother Lossie in
    Hazen. I think My first taste of beer was at their house at the farm. I will miss both of them as much as my own Parents. I know I was inThier house a lot, my mom would call Rook to tell her to send Frankie home. I really hope that the people in her closet are not bothering her anymore.

  7. Terri Hatfield Chapman

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was one of a kind. I have some very fond memories of her and Mr. Connie. Praying for your family

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