Judith A. Schultz, 78.5, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022 after a battle with Multiple System Atrophy. She was born July 21, 1943 in Columbia Station and a relative of the Jacob Reisinger (1808-1885) family that emigrated from Germany to Columbia Station, Ohio in 1834. “Judy” as most people knew her was a nurse and lifelong Lorain County resident raised on Willow Str in Grafton. Judy graduated Midview High School in 1961 & M.B. Johnson School of Nursing of Oberlin Ohio in 1964. Judy married Donald Schultz on October 2, 1965. Judy & Don were married for 53 years and had two children. They made their home on Jamestown Ave in Elyria before making a permanent home by the farm in Carlisle Twp in 1972.
Judy worked for many years in nursing at Elyria Memorial Hospital, Dr. V. Thomas Mannarelli OGBYN Clinic in Elyria and Lorain County Health Department TB Clinic. When not working as a nurse she was also for 5 years the C.F.O of Locust-Top Holsteins Dairy Farm, a 25-year Advisor to the Carlisle True 4-Hers Club and Lifelong Active Member of Grafton United Methodist Church. Judy was chief processor of the family backyard garden making sauerkraut, canning tomatoes, sweet corn and cornucopia of other vegetables.
She enjoyed supporting her husband even if his interests were not her main interests like going to dirt track, speedway races and tractor pulls. Judy was involved in the East Carlisle Elementary School PTA and Substitute Teacher. She liked camping with friends in Mohican area and traveling to Amish Country. Her trip to Europe in 1987 held a special place in her heart.
Odds n Ends – Judy loved her cats: Smokey, Moustache, Jesse, Midnight, Tiger, and Chad; family dogs: Greta, Rusty, and Dogsworth; Songs: "Let There Be Peace on Earth", "Somewhere Over the Rainbow” “What a Wonderful World", Elvis, Lorain County Fair Performances; Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, American Idol, Cross Word Puzzles, Seinfeld, Lake Erie Perch Dinners, Local blueberries, Grobes Peaches & Apples, Honey Rock melons from Willies Farmers Market and watching the Cleveland Indians, Cavs & Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes.
Judy is survived by her sons Kirk of Grafton, OH, & Eric of Cato, NY and 1 grandchild of Cato, NY. Judy was preceded in Death by her husband Donald (3/2019) and her parents Howard and Vera Boone.
The Duke Funeral Home 1021 Main St., Grafton, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.dukefuneralhome.com
In Lieu of flowers to the family please make donations to:
The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition
4-H STEM | Lorain (osu.edu)
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