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Julia Lee “Judy” Roberts
Julia Lee “Judy” RobertsGolf GreenJulia Lee “Judy” Roberts, 101 of Marion, died peacefully early Friday morning, January 27, 2024 at the Kingston Residence of Marion.

She was born September 2, 1922 in Hardin County, the second of five children to Everett and Frances (Sieg) Detwiler. She was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Joseph and Phillip Detwiler, and a sister, Rebecca Tillman.

Judy was a 1940 graduate of Marysville High School. In 1942 she married Russell Roberts, to whom she was a loving and devoted wife for 58 years. Very shortly after their marriage Russell was deployed to Normandy where he served in the Army during WWII. Russell preceded her in death in 2000. Their beloved son, Michael also preceded her in death in 1977 at the age of 25.

Judy was a lifetime member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and summer Bible School for many years. She was a 50-year member of the former Mt. Carmel Chapter #42 Order of the Eastern Star. She held membership in the Child Conservation League, Kings Daughters, and Carpe Diem Club.

An excellent cook, she loved to entertain family and friends, especially during the holidays, her favorite being Christmas. She and Russ enjoyed playing cards and were participants in both euchre and bridge clubs. They also loved to dance and attended many charity balls.

She looked forward to spending winters at their Florida home where she enjoyed the game of golf and renewing friendships. She was a member of Marysville Country Club and Kings Mill Golf Course. In her later years Judy enjoyed golfing at Marion Country Club. A fine golfer indeed, she was best known for her chipping and putting.

Watching The Ohio State Buckeyes football and basketball games was a favorite pastime as well as watching PGA golf tournaments.

A green thumb with a passion for flowers, she had one of the prettiest yards and gardens around.

A wonderful farm wife, Judy always said the happiest times were her many years living on the family farm—a special place to raise their four children. You could find her in the field driving the tractor, in the kitchen preparing lunch for farmworkers, or cooking for the family. Between those times she was in the car, taking or picking up her children from piano lessons and sports practices.

She was a remarkable role model who taught her children integrity, good values, responsibility and the importance of a strong family. Her heart was full of compassion and love.

Judy will be missed dearly by her children, Connie (Bill) Cowgill, Marion; Denny (Judi) Roberts, Punta Gorda, Florida; and Jody (Nick) Wall, Marion. She was a loving grandmother and will be greatly missed by 7 grandchildren, Tiffany Wood, Tracy (Richard) Stover, Robyn Zevchik, Brynne Dieterle, Kacy Kirby, Jesse Wall, and Bart (Brooke) Wall, as well as 3 step-grandchildren, Dan Campbell, Jason (Linda) Cowgill and Cassie (Chad) Vanhorn. She also loved 18 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 2, 2024 at 2:00 PM at the Richwood First Methodist Church with Pastor Joseph Rhea officiating. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery. Her family will greet guests on Thursday from 5 to 7 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.

The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to Capital City Hospice as well as the staff at Kingston Residence for their compassionate care.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood First Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood, OH 43344 or the VFW Post 870, P. O. Box 164, Richwood, OH 43344.

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#1 from: Pat Kyle Beatley
Sun, Jan 28, 2024 at 12:29 PM

Connie, Dennis, Jody, and families.  What a wonderful Long life your mother has had.  You have been so blessed to have her in your life for so many years.   I know you all will miss her terribly. My sympathy to you all. ❤🙏😢

#2 from: Sharon K Kaspari
Sun, Jan 28, 2024 at 1:17 PM

What a wonderful life your mother had.  You will have so many great memories of her.  She will be missed for sure.  You are in our prayers.

#3 from: Rona Penix
Sun, Jan 28, 2024 at 4:31 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with all your family. God be with you .

#4 from: Douglas & Patricia Wilson
Sun, Jan 28, 2024 at 5:05 PM

So Sorry for your loss.Judy was a beautiful person inside and out. Sending prayers to the family.

#5 from: Fred Smith
Sun, Jan 28, 2024 at 5:58 PM

Condolences to the family a very nice person

#6 from: Terry and Barb Kemp
Sun, Jan 28, 2024 at 6:55 PM

To Judy’s family, we send our deep condolences on the loss of your mother.  I have so many great memories of of coming to play with Jody at the Tawa  house.  I was alway so excited to be there, on the farm, and the toy room off the kitchen.  Judy was one hell of a great cook,.   I remember eating with Russ , he was such a hard worker.  I’m so thankful to have all my good memories of the family.  Sendinyou Connie, Denny and Jody my love and many hugs.  RIP dear Judy.  

#7 from: Jerry Moore
Sun, Jan 28, 2024 at 7:18 PM

Prayers to the family/

#8 from: Mary Howell
Sun, Jan 28, 2024 at 8:04 PM

Connie, Denny and Jody,  I'm so sorry for your loss.  As you know Judy was a very Special Lady and a dear friend to so many of us. She was so kind and loving to everyone,  when I first met her we immediately became friends,  I loved spending time with her,  we never ran out of things to talk about,  kids, flowers, entertaining, and  shopping. I loved Judy and was so happy to call her my friend.  Rest in peace my beautiful friend.

#9 from: Loretta Griffiths
Mon, Jan 29, 2024 at 7:21 AM

Jody, so sorry to hear this sad news.  Sending you my love and prayers.  Sue Hanby Griffiths

#10 from: Jean/Jim Claflin
Mon, Jan 29, 2024 at 8:53 AM

Prayers for comfort and peace to the family. Judy was a lovely lady with a beautiful smile. You were blessed to share her amazing life.

#11 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Mon, Jan 29, 2024 at 10:37 AM

Roberts family - you are blessed to have so many wonderful memories of a great lady.  Keep those memories alive.  Prayers Becky Jacobs Rynders Abilene, Texas

#12 from: Helen Evans
On vacation in Florida
Mon, Jan 29, 2024 at 10:46 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother!  She and I golfed in a Marion Country Club outing several years ago and we had such a good time!  Judy was an excellent golfer and loved the game!  My sympathy to all your family at this difficult time 🙏🏻🙏🏻💕

#13 from: Ann Robinson
Mon, Jan 29, 2024 at 11:12 AM

A beautiful, classy lady, with an iron will & a warm heart. She will be sorely missed. May her grace and love live on through all those she blessed. With warmest regards and sympathy 💕💐        Ann Robinson🙏🏻

#14 from: Ella Davis
Richwood Ohio
Mon, Jan 29, 2024 at 5:36 PM

Jodi, Connie and family… My condolences to the entire family. I helped assist her for a short period of time last year and very much enjoyed her company. She had an infectious smile and we enjoyed sharing stories those evenings that we spent together.  Will be thinking of you in my prayers. God Bless Ella Davis

#15 from: Bonnie Green
Mon, Jan 29, 2024 at 6:12 PM

I would like to send my condolences to the family of Judy Roberts. Her daughter Jody was a school friend & Judy was one of those mothers that made you feel welcome when you visited. She always seemed to have a smile on her face and had such a warm personality. I’m know she will be missed by many.

#16 from: Pat PArrott Eby
REno, Nevada
Mon, Jan 29, 2024 at 6:41 PM

I baby sat for Russ and Judy when I was in High school. She always had an ironing for me to do when I sat. Beautiful home and fairly well behaved children.

#17 from: Nancy pacha & Virg Hoffman
Delaware, Oh
Mon, Jan 29, 2024 at 7:07 PM

Connie, Bill and Family  So very sorry for Judy's passing,she was such a caring person.She will be missed by all.God Bless!

#18 from: Bob & Connie Hill
Nolensville. TN
Wed, Jan 31, 2024 at 4:54 PM

Connie, Denny, Jody & families,  You were blessed with a beautiful, kind, giving mother, an icon of Richwood.  She touched many of us with her warm smile and welcoming spirit.  We are thinking of you.✝️ Connie & Bob Hill

#19 from: Jani Rankin
Thu, Feb 1, 2024 at 7:02 PM

To all the family, we are sorry to hear of Judy’s passing.  She certainly lived her life to the fullest.  God bless you all and may her love live through ea ch and every one of you.                                    Virg and Jani Rankin

#20 from: Jani Rankin
Thu, Feb 1, 2024 at 9:33 PM

To all the family, we are sorry to hear of Judy’s passing.  She certainly lived her life to the fullest.  God bless you all and may her love live through ea ch and every one of you.                                    Virg and Jani Rankin

#21 from: Lynne S Ledley
Fri, Feb 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM

Denny, Connie and Jodi and families, you have been in my thoughts and prayers.  Judy was involved in our class of '65 from elementary to high school and well loved by our classmates. Years later she would come when we had our nursey and would browse for plants in her landscaping.  She didn't pick the perfect one, she wanted the unique one! Like her!

#22 from: Carole S Greene
Fri, Feb 2, 2024 at 12:06 PM

Denny and family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You are in my prayers.

#23 from: Debby Maxwell Hoopes
Tue, Feb 13, 2024 at 4:13 PM

I’m so sadden to have just learned that this beautiful lady is no longer with us. Connie, Denny and Jody, your mom’s class and love for her family and friends will live on in each of you. With sympathy and love, Debby 2/13/2024

#24 from: Jani Rankin
Sat, Feb 17, 2024 at 2:34 PM

To all the family, we are sorry to hear of Judy’s passing.  She certainly lived her life to the fullest.  God bless you all and may her love live through ea ch and every one of you.                                    Virg and Jani Rankin

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