Judy L. Kissinger, 80, of Columbia City, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Born September 30, 1939 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Albert and Dorothy (Ellenwood) Garman.
She graduated South Side High School with the Class of 1957. On August 23, 1958, she married Lynn Kissinger. In 1971, they moved to rural Columbia City from Fort Wayne. Judy had been a Teacher's Assistant at Etna-Troy and Mary Raber Elementary Schools for over 20 years. She was an active member of Columbia City United Methodist Church and enjoyed cooking meals with her church friends, going to prayer group and the book club.
Judy is survived by her children, Phil Kissinger, Jeff (Lisa) Kissinger, Cindy (Jim) Cormany, Brad (Teresa) Kissinger and Doug (Chris) Kissinger; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Lynn Kissinger in 2012
A private funeral service will be held at Oak Grove Compton Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her husband. Arrangements with at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Memorial donations may be given in her memory to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to sign her "Tributes" page in place of signing a guest book or to leave her family online condolences.
Phil, Jeff, Brad, Cindy, Doug and families - My heartfelt condolences at the loss of your very sweet mother. She was the epitome of a very special person and I was privileged to know both your mother and father. So happy that they are together again. I told Steve about her passing and he teared up. Even though he's a resident at Peabody Memory Care he remembered her as a special person. May all the wonderful memories you have carry you in the coming days.
With much love, Kay Walter (and for Steve too)
Phil, Jeff, and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. May God grant each and every one of you exceeding grace, mercy, strength, peace, and comfort during this difficult time. (Chuck Cooper, Etna Troy School, '69-'77)
Our Visit to the Butterfly House at Cyprus Gardens , S. C.
To her children: Brad, Phil, Jeff, Cindy & Doug we send our deepest condolences for this loss... Our memories of Judy is filled with visits to their farm there in Indian, their visits to S. C. and boat rides on the Sand Dollar I, our visits to Brook Green Gardens, Cyprus Garden and our Carriage Ride down town Charleston , S. C.. Great times of our past. Deep Sympathy from Don, Nancy, Lee, Rod, Erik, Andy , Pat & Sarah Solt
Doug and family, you have our deepest condolences. Your folks were great neighbors and friends. I especially remember when James could stay with them until I came home from work. That was great of them. Our best to you. Mike and Chris Redman
Phil, Jeff, Cindy, Brad, Doug: I am sorry for your loss. Judy and I worked together a long time ago at Troy Presbyterian. She told me when you were all very young, that someone drew a picture on the wall in crayon. She pretended to be angry, but how could she be really, when the picture was of a family with five children holding hands.
I came to know Judy thru the ladies circle at CCUMC. She was always welcoming and kind. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Judy was the sweetest of souls. Always had a kind word, always seemed so happy to see everyone, and really loved her life and family. A great lady who always made me smile. I know she is enjoying eternal life now with our Lord and her loved ones who passed before her. I am so sorry for her family’s loss. She will be remembered with a smile and love by so many. Sally Grissom
DEAR PHIL, JEFF, CINDY, BRAD & DOUG, SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOUR MOTHER HAS PASSED TO A BETTER PLACE. IT'S NICE TO SAY THAT WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT A SWEET SPIRIT SHE HAS AND HER IMPACT SHE LEFT WITH US ALL. THE WORLD WAS A BETTER PLACE AND KNOWING HER AND THE WITNESS SHE LEFT US ALL. WITH DEEP SYMPATHY, CAROL WATTERS & CRAIG & STACEY
After many years of being a great neighbor and friend, she will be missed dearly. Our condolences to the family.
Charlie, Josh Fosnaugh and Chris Vanlandingham
Kissinger family, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Such a pleasant person. Since i have to go past the homeplace to get to town, i would always look when i went by to make sure nothing was "amiss". Thoughts and prayers for all.
Judy always had a smile, a kind word, and in general, made working with her so pleasant. She clearly loved each of her family, was excited to share stories of their activities, and absolutely beamed as she talked about you. Please accept my sympathy, and draw comfort in knowing you will see her again in heaven. God bless you all.
Sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Praying for your family through this difficult time, Jeff Lemon
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! She was such a wonderful, beautiful, and kind woman! God bless all of you, Cheryl Stalter
So sorry. May God bless and comfort your family. Austin and Nancy Fergusson
May our Lord bless & comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Our deepest sympathy go out to you & your family. May God give you the comfort & peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one Rest In Peace. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you🙏🏼❤️
I work at Mary Raber School. I can remember when Judy worked there. She was always so friendly. Just such a nice person. So sorry for your loss.
We have been thinking of and praying for Judy, she was a wonderful person and coworker. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for all of you. Rhea Yoder
I hadn't seen Judy for 30 years until last year at my father's funeral. She was still the same as I remembered, such a gracious, kind, gentle lady. My sympathies to everyone in the family. Christine (Gulish) McCann
Such a sweet lady and so glad to have met her. I worked with her at Mid Week Meals and enjoyed talking and spending time. She will surely be missed by all. My sympathy goes out to her family . Blessings to you all. Pam Nicodemus
For a short time, Judy and I were partners to visit other church members in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Then Judy was diagnosed with cancer and my husband had major surgery, and I didn't get to know her as much as I would have liked. But I do know that she was a sweetheart and always knew of ways to make people feel better. I'm sorry the last part of her life was so difficult, but I'm sure there was a crown waiting for her in heaven. Praying for her family.
So sorry to hear of your mom passing away! We are never ready to let go but praise the Lord you have the assurance of being together again forever!!! So bittersweet!!! Love you and praying for all your family!❤️❤️❤️
I met Judy at Mary Raber and then worked with her at the church Mid Week Meals. Such a sweet lady, she will be missed. My sympathy to her family.
Judy and I would go to the Burger KIng and have a hamburger and she would also order fries. She always said I know that I should not eat them but I love them. We did agree that one had to indulge now and then. We always used our coupons.
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