Judith Ann DeVine

April 12, 1943 ‒ February 02, 2018

Gahanna, Ohio

Judith Ann DeVine, age 74 of Gahanna died early Friday morning, February 2, 2018 at Sage Park Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Gahanna.

She was born on April 12, 1943 in Pickerington, Ohio the daughter of the late Jay and Anabel (Clum) Kocher.

Judith was a graduate of Pickerington High School and worked as a computer analyst for Pitney Bowes and more recently worked with her husband at Como Mower Service.

She loved taking photographs, especially those of flowers and enjoyed bike riding in the park.  Judith also had a passion for shopping and her many dogs.

Most importantly, was time spent with her children and grandchildren.

She will be missed by her husband, Jerry of 32 years; her children Becky (Doug) Ryms of Mount Sterling, Ohio and Jay (Deanna) Love of Mount Gilead; grandchildren Jessica, Justin, and Rachel Kemper and George and Samantha Love; great grandchildren Chance and Julianne; siblings Michael Kocher and Susan Baker.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Norman Kocher.

A Celebration of Judith’s Life will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 2-4 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Judith’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • We are sadden to learn of Judy’s passing. We grew up together in Picktown and graduated from PHS with the Class of ’61. Fortunate to have so many memories of years as friends.
    We send our Deepest Sympathy to all the family. You are in our Prayers and thoughts.


    Norma Jean (May) & Jim Weaver

  • My buddy ,my friend, I will miss you. As children we had such a good time together. Two kindred souls. When I went to see Judy at her home, I said Judy do you know who I am? She said no, but I know that I love you. I loved her too.

  • Since first grade we have so many memories of Judy. The antics, fun and laughter.
    We are so blessed to have been a part of her life.

    Sympathy and prayers to family and friends,

    Judy Barrett Chapman

  • Judy was a great friend in High School and I think of her often and the fun we had. She will be missed by all.
    Diana January

  • Since Judy came into her husband’s life, we have been friends. We have had SO many adventures throughout the years. For some of those years we were even neighbors. Judy, you have been missed and you are missed. We have so very many memories. Still get a laugh when we think about those shenanigans.

    One of our favorite Judy quotes is “If you like it, buy it. If you really like it, but two”.

    A definite is that Judy’s family was first and foremost.

    May you rest in peace, dear friend.

    We love you all and are so very sorry for your loss.
    Mike & Barb Mechlin

  • Judy you will be missed. I will always remember your smile and crazy humor, the wild camping trips and cookouts we participated in. Talking to you about our crazy husbands. My fondest memory is going on a weekend camp out to Hocking Hill or Zalenski State Forest with Ducky and the first thing we spotted is Jerry up high in a tree tying up a tent. The four of us spent the rest of the weekend together and had a blast. Your sense of humor was infectious and welcome and will be missed by all.

    Rest in Peace.

  • Susan and Michael, so very sorry about the loss of your dear sister. You and Judy’s family are in my thoughts and prayers. I treasure my memories of many childhood visits to the Kocher home. (For several summers I think I was there nearly every day!). Love, Jayne Fetters McGill, PHS Class of 1963

  • the world has lost a caring, and wonderfully funny lady. may she rest in peace and that her family can recover as quickly as possible from her passing. she will be greatly missed.

  • I have so many wonderful memories of Judy. We spent a lot of time together sitting on her front porch watching time go by. So many laughs. We used to sneak into her father’s barber shop and cut our hair. We were in each others weddings. Wonderful times. Rest in peace friend. My sympathy to Becky and Jay and your families.