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Services: Saturday July 13, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral home in Richwood Add to Google Calendar
Visitation: Friday July 12, 2024 from 4-7 pm at Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood Add to Google Calendar
Julia ThogmartinSeeabrook IslandJulia Thogmartin, 70, of Seabrook Island, South Carolina, died June 29, 2024. She left us all with a legacy of warmth and kindness.

Julia was a lifelong educator, voracious reader and had an incredible ability to bring people together. She dedicated her time and resources to making the world a brighter place and found beauty in life’s simple moments encouraging us all to do the same.

Julia was born in Marysville on May 13, 1954 to the late Paul James and Ellen (Hoffman) Speyer.

After graduating from North Union High School in 1972, Julia went on to attend Wright State University, earning her bachelor’s degree in library science and then earned her masters in educational administration from Ashland University. After graduation, she began her career in teaching – beginning a 30 year long career in school administration in Ohio.

In 1972, Julia married Don Thogmartin, who she knew and had grown up with in Richwood. Julia and Don went on to have a son, Chris, in 1973.

After 25 years of school administration and teaching in Ohio, Julia retired as the head media specialist for the Galion City School District in 2012 and moved with her husband, Don, to South Carolina which had become their regular vacation getaway.

Julia was a cherished member of the community in Seabrook Island. She served terms as president and vice president of the Seabrook Island National History Group and was involved in numerous other activities on the island. She loved golf, scrapbooking, quilting, traveling the world and entertaining and hosting all of her friends and family.

Julia is predeceased by her son, Christopher Donald Thogmartin, parents Ellen and Paul James Speyer, brothers Gene and Sam Speyer and niece Meg Speyer.

She is survived by her husband Don Thogmartin, granddaughter Lauren (Lawrence) Fuchs of Park City, Utah, siblings, Joe (Marty) Speyer of Richwood, Sally (Charlie) Corbett of Huron and James (Heather) Speyer of Findlay
sister-in-law, Phylis Speyer of Garner NC., beloved canine, Ginger and many treasured family members.

Friends may call Friday July 12, 2024 from 4-7 pm at Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends and family are invited to remember a life that, albeit short, was truly a gift to us all. Services celebrating Julia’s life will be held Saturday July 13, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral home in Richwood. Burial will follow in the Price Cemetery. Fr. Ed Shikina will officiate.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406 and/or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or consider becoming an organ donor just as she was.

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#1 from: Mary  & Gil Emde
Stillwater Oklahoma
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 at 2:03 PM

Julie was my first cousin and I would come visit as a child usually when my family were  house hunting to move. I loved coming to the farm to see my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Julie and Don came to visit us in Oklahoma. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family. 🙏🙏😇😇

#2 from: Jerry Moore.
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 at 2:10 PM

So sorry for you loss. Great person and classmate.

#3 from: John & Kathleen Barr
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 at 2:33 PM

Julie was a wonderful person & friend. We always enjoyed visiting her & Don at Seabrook Island. Her love & joy will be with us always.

#4 from: James Hoffman
Urbana, Ohio
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 at 2:35 PM

I am sorry and saddened by Julia's passing. She truly was a wonderful first cousin., I had privilege of knowing  all of my life. I offer my deepest sympathies to Julia's family.

#5 from: Mike Morgan
Dayton Ohio
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 at 2:49 PM

At the last class reunion Julia and Don attended she and I sat on the dock at Robinsons pond and talked.  I was impressed with her kindness,wit,and warmth. What a remarkable person.

#6 from: Juli Smith
Lawrence NJ
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 at 3:05 PM

Don, Joe, Sally and James we send our love and sympathy to you and the whole family. Julia was the best "second" cousin I could ask for, and we had some amazing adventures growing up. I especially remember our trip to Mexico, where we had mucho fun and only un poquito of mischief!! I know Julia will be missed, and I pray for God's comfort and peace for you all. Juli Smith

#7 from: Pam Alli (Fields)
Belleville. MI
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 at 3:25 PM

Julia was my friend and classmate all through school.  I had the privilege of standing up for her wedding to Don.  I lost touch a few times as I've moved often, but we continued to share Chrustmas cards every year.  She was such a genuine sweet kind person and I can't believe she's gone...my prayers are with you Don as I know how hard it is to lose the love of your life...

#8 from: Butch and Toni Clark
Belleville Ohio
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 at 4:51 PM

We're so sorry to hear of Julies passing, we have such fond memories of Don and Julie! Can't help but smile and laugh when we think on those get togethers. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Butch and Toni

#9 from: Nancy Wilczynski
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 at 6:46 PM

So very sad & heartbroken for all of Julia’s family & special friends left behind. There are just no words for her leaving so suddenly & unexpectedly. I’m sure the angels were singing, the confetti was flying and all of those gone before forming a gauntlet to welcome her home. RIP, Julia, & raise a little Cain up there with Chris!

#10 from: Gina ( Carey ) Greig
St. Louis
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 at 9:42 PM

My heart goes out to the family.  Julia was an absolute wonderful treasure to know.  My prayers are with the each of you.  God Bless you Don in your time of heartache and sorrow.  

#11 from: John & Wen Register
Sat, Jul 6, 2024 at 9:05 AM

Julia was such a wonderful person, she was always doing her best to make sure everyone was taken care of; we enjoyed so much our times w/her playing golf, hanging out, watching fireworks; she truly will be missed; Luv John & Wen

#12 from: Rona Penix
Sat, Jul 6, 2024 at 1:12 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.God be with you,

#13 from: Rebecca (Price) Miller
Galion Ohio
Sun, Jul 7, 2024 at 7:38 PM

Dear Don, Haven’t seen you for a long time. As I read the obituary I realize Julia may have interacted with my sons who attended Galion City Schools from K thru 12, though I didn’t know Julia was an educator in Galion!   You are in my thoughts at this painful time as I know some of what you’re going through losing a spouse.

#14 from: Debbie (Fox) Lawyer
Mon, Jul 8, 2024 at 7:13 PM

Don, I can’t adequately express how sad I am for you and your grand daughter and Julia’s siblings.  

#15 from: Pat Kyle
Tue, Jul 9, 2024 at 3:07 PM

So sorry to hear of Julia's passing. I used to be a babysitter many years ago when living on Kenny Pike. You have my sincere condolences.

#16 from: Bob Casey
Midway, UT 84049
Tue, Jul 9, 2024 at 10:46 PM

With sadness, I learned of Julia's passing. I had the privilege of working with her while she was the media center specialist at Galion Middle School in the 1980s. She believed strongly that the media center served an important role in furthering a child's education. She dedicated herself to that task. But equally important, she created lasting relationships with staff members. Her smile was contagious. May peace be with her family.

#17 from: Tony Meyer
Jackson Cente,r OH
Thu, Jul 11, 2024 at 1:23 PM

Coach T., I'm so sorry we'll be out of town and unable to attend services.  Our sincere sympathy to you & your family for your loss.  You and Julia are nearly folk heroes around here and have a special place in the hearts of so many JC folks and beyond. Julia was just too special, well beyond one of the most infectious smiles to ever walk this earth. Our sympathy and prayers are with you all.   Tony (Jerk nose) & Nancy Meyer & Family

#18 from: Dwaine Sosby
Thu, Jul 11, 2024 at 3:23 PM

So sorry for your loss.

#19 from: Jack Fry
Thu, Jul 11, 2024 at 6:16 PM

Julie,To your family,I am saddened to hear,of Julie passing you have my condolences,I 🙏. prayers I will always remember the good time's we shared with the family gatherings,I am sending my love to all of you ❣️ love Jack Fry

#20 from: Brian & Alma Ryan
Palm Coast, Florida
Fri, Jul 12, 2024 at 1:56 PM

In remembrance of Julia, a bubbly and kind soul. Condolences and prayers to Don, plus the extended Thogmartin and Speyer families.

#21 from: Jordan Goyer
Columbus, Ohio
Mon, Jul 15, 2024 at 1:07 PM

Julia was such a beautiful woman and it hurts me that she was taken so soon... I know that she is at peace with her loved ones looking down on all of us. So saddened that I couldn't make the funeral. Forever thinking about Uncle Don and keeping him in my prayers. Love Aunt Julie and Uncle Don forever xoxo

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