For 38 years, Judith Litherland was the organist, teacher and accompanist for Two Rivers Church, 1820 5th Ave., Rock Island.
The church will honor her with a concert and reception at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23. Musicians from around the Quad-Cities will offer tributes to her. A reception will be held afterward.
She served as organist from Sept. 1, 1981, until her retirement March 31. During her tenure, she also was hand-bell choir director and began the Lenten Concert Series. She also was active in the community through the American Guild of Organists, judging keyboard competitions and teaching piano and organ.
Litherland earned a Bachelor of Music degree in education with piano and organ emphasis from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University and did postgraduate work at New York’s Columbia University, Detroit’s Wayne State University, Western Illinois University and the University of Kansas.