Index-Journal publisher, matriarch Judi Burns dies at 72


Judi Burns wore many hats at the Index-Journal beyond serving as president and publisher for more than two decades.

The role that perhaps best suited the newspaper's matriarch, who died on Thursday at age 72, was that of mother.

She wasn't just a mom to her three daughters and fellow The Index-Journal Co. shareholders – Alison Burns-Parham, St. Claire Donaghy and Mundy Price – but also to the dozens of newspaper employees who affectionately referred to her as "Momma."

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