Jeanne Judith McDavid

April 26, 1941 ‒ May 11, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

Jeanne Judith “Judy” McDavid (Nease) age 78, died unexpectedly in her lifetime home in Centerburg, OH on Saturday, May 11th, 2019. Her favorite name to go by was “Meme,” the title given to her by her grandsons.

Judy was born on April 26, 1941 in Mt. Vernon, OH to the late Henry and Phyllis (Stout) Nease. She graduated from Centerburg High School in 1959, and married John McDavid, whom she met through mutual friends, on June 11, 1961. John and Judy purchased the home she grew up in as a child, on Trimmer Road, and raised two upstanding boys.

Judy was a business owner, operating successful flower businesses in Centerburg, Sunbury, and Marengo. She later owned and operated the Village Framing Shop and Art Gallery in Sunbury. She was always active in church functions and loved planning trips with “The Young at Heart” travel group. She was a kid at heart and could most often be found outdoors walking with her cats, Bobby and Mew Mew, strolling in the woods, decorating the tree house, flying kites, or off on a vacation adventure. She did not know a stranger and possessed a true heart of gold.

Judy is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, John, son Brad (Janie) McDavid, Bothell, WA; son Todd (April) McDavid, Westerville; grandsons Sawyer and Tanner McDavid, Westerville, and Skylar McDavid, Bothell, WA; sisters Jane (Wilbur) Buxton, Centerburg and Dianne Tomelden, Washington, D.C.; and many loved nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws, and countless friends. Family and friends were her life and inspiration, and she treasured them all.

Friends may call Thursday, May 16th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. 61 at St. Rt. 3, Sunbury. A celebration of Judy’s life will be held Friday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m., at the Centerburg United Methodist Church, with Rev. Matt Skelton and Elmer Ball officiating. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery. A reception will follow at The Fuller Center in Centerburg. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Judy’s beautiful life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Centerburg United Methodist Church, 65 S. Hartford Avenue, Centerburg, OH 43011.  Condolences and special memories may be shared at The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the McDavid family.

  • So sorry for your loss, Todd. Know that we are holding you in our thoughts and prayers. Having been through this last May myself, I especially know how difficult it is and I hope you are lifted by the hugs and support of your local family and church friends.

  • John you are in our thoughts and prayers. Vaughan and Linda Richards-OCVN/Natural Resource Area/Hartford Fair

  • John and family, so sorry about Judy. I’ve been so wrapped up in my own grief that I was unaware of your loss . Judy always had a smile and was a delight to know . My sincere sympathy to you and your loved ones. God bless.

  • John ,sons and grandchildren, I just heard today about Judy. I was shocked and saddened for all of you. I would have attended funeral as I thought a lot of Judy. So full of energy and fun….My son Troy called me today and told me . Prayers to all of you.With sympathy ,Sharon Hendren

  • Todd, we were so sorry to hear of the death of your mom. We would like to extend our condolences to all your family! May God bless all of you and keep you always in His care. ✝️

  • John
    So sorry for your loss. Certainly a shock to us. Know that you are in our prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

  • John, Brad, Todd and Families, Sisters and families. We are so sorry for the loss of Judy, She was such a nice Lady, Was so honored to be able to help with the calling hours. What a wonderful tribute with the great number of Family and Friends who came to support and honor the Family and Her memory. Please accept our Deepest Sympathy during this very difficult time.

  • So very sorry to hear about your loss. Judy was a lovely lady inside and out. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lisa & Robert Howard (McCracken)

  • I am in Florida am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was a wonderful person and always thoughtful of others. I am sure God has a special place in heaven for her.

  • So very sorry I did not know of your loss. Judy a great Wife, Mom and friend to so many. She will be miss as she touched so many lives. Prayers of comfort. Deeply sorry. Respectfully, Diane Winters

  • John, Brad

    So sorry to hear. Judy was a wonderful person. I don’t have the words but you are in evetyones thoughts.