Judith Walker, a life-long resident of Batavia, Ohio, passed away on December 11, 2021 at the age of 83. Judy was born on November 18, 1938 to the late James W. Walker and Roslyn D. (nee Majoewsky) Walker. Judy was the beloved sister of Lawrence (the late Judith Ann) Walker, Donald B. (Corinne) Walker, William (Gayle) Walker, and John (the late Kay E.) Walker. She is survived by her brothers, nieces and nephews Christopher L. Walker, Brian M. Walker, Jennifer Beswick, Jill M. Kwiatkowski, Laura A. Traynor, Robert T. Walker, and Andrew J. Walker, niece Julie A. Walker having predeceased her, and 17 great nieces and nephews.
Judy was the first born in her family and, after four years of having it all to herself, found a calling in challenging her four younger brothers to live up to her standards. She found being stubborn and feisty was a good way to get a share of what she wanted. As we all do, she mellowed with age.
In 1952, Judy enrolled in the St. Ursuline Academy in Saint Martins, Ohio, a boarding school for young ladies known for the quality of their education and the teaching of openness and tolerance along with the expected Christian values. In a period of four years, she earned her high school diploma and six month's college credits in business.
Judy loved to travel. She went to Disney World with Sarah A. Wilson on many occasions, to Florida with Elsie Shiveley, and to Hawaii, California and Germany with granddad Ralph Majoewsky, to name a few.
Judy was a devoted Christian, knew the Bible and its promises, loved people, and loved serving God. She was "Aunt Judy" to many, many children who attended the First United Methodist Church and later on the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, her church home at the time of her passing. During services she would share the Gospel message and relate stories of the Bible and pose faith-challenging questions to the children.
She was also "Aunt Judy" to children visiting the Batavia Branch of the Clermont County Library Assn over her 30-year career as a librarian's assistant. Judy would read books during Story Hour and helped children select books for reading. Judy crocheted hundreds of blankets for neonatal intensive care units every year and supported many charities over the years.
Judy loved her animals. Dogs and cats were her constant companion, too many for us to keep track of over the years. All well cared for and comforted.
Only six months prior to her death, Judy sold her condominium in Batavia, and moved to an apartment at the Village at Eastgate. She loved the independence of being able to make her own meals or to have meal service from the cafeteria, and the security of surroundings and a trained nursing staff in the event of emergencies. In her final months, she loved having her brothers and friends visit, shopping trips, weekly "road trips" to visit places of interest, eating out, making new friends, attending church with Marcia Riehle and so many other long-time friends, and yes, crocheting another 150 blankets to comfort those in need. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family left behind. We'll see you in Heaven one day soon, Judy!
A visitation will be held Friday, December 17, 2021 from 10 AM until 11 AM Service at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia-Olive Branch Road, Batavia, OH 45103, to be followed by a funeral service to be conducted by Pastor Jay Madigan. Interment of her earthly remains will be in the Batavia Union Cemetery along side her parents and her niece Julie Walker.
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Memorial contributions in Judy's honor may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church.