Judith Ann Longshore

July 21, 1942 ‒ September 10, 2021

Sunbury, Ohio

Judith Ann (Barr) Longshore, age 79, of Sunbury, died peacefully on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital following an extended illness.  Longtime member of Vans Valley Community Church where she also sang in the choir.  Member of Job’s Daughters.  Retired from Nestle’ after 10 years of service.  Previously employed at the UDF in Sunbury and the Bureau of Unemployment in Delaware.

Judy enjoyed Crafts, shopping in Amish Country, collecting dolls and her dogs, Missy and Mister.

Born in Columbus to the late William H. and Dorothy I. (Lyons) Barr.  Judy was also preceded in death by her grandson, Chad Longshore.

Judy is survived by loving husband of 62 years, Phillip B. Longshore; sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Marsha Longshore of Sunbury, Todd and Caroline Chattos of Galena; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Barry Fry, Heidi Johnson and Dale Layton all of Sunbury; sister, Tawnda Long of Alabama; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Tracy Lower of Crestline, James and Marilyn Wood of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren with another on the way.

Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where the family will be receiving friends from 12 Noon until time of service.  Pastor Jeff Perry officiating.  Interment Trenton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Vans Valley Community Church in Judy’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Longshore family.  Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with Judy’s family.

  • September 10th, 2021 I will never forget! Not only did I lose two of my best friends, but Heaven just received two beautiful angels I call grandma’s! We had so many great times together! Serving papers, going out to eat and of course every Monday are euchre night! You was always the life of the party, never a dull moment with you lol! I can’t wait to see you one day again, but I’m glad you’re not suffering anymore and have a nice new healthy body! I love you more than you will ever know!

  • So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Longshore family and the extended family. My memories of Judy was that she always seemed happy and had a smile on her face .
    God Bless You All,
    Gary Mullins & family

  • Phil, Sherri, Barry and the whole family I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. May she Rest In Peace and the Lord give you comfort.

  • My thoughts are with the entire family now. I have so many wonderful memories of hanging out at the pool with her and the family. She was always so welcoming and such a fun person to be around. I’ll remember her always.

  • Heidi, Joe, and Daneill and family I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of judy. She was a very nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Phil and family, We are so sorry! What a legacy you created together Phil. Judy always had a smile and she was so proud of her family. We will be keeping you all close in thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Keith and Jona Baer

  • Dear family,
    Please accept my condolences. Judith was matriarch of a fine family of which I am thankful to have associated with at Big Walnut and around town. Her light shines through the family that she and Phil raised. I may not be able to attend the calling hours or service but know that you all are loved and may God bless you.

  • Sherry and family. So Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. prayers for your family especially your dad during these times.

  • Your family are all in my prayers and thoughts . Please accept my deepest condolences and know that God loves you and can restore your spirits, give you peace, and strengthen you.

  • I love Judy so much! She was like my best friend. We would always talk when she came into my work. I never had such a strong connection with a patient like I did with her, especially both being born in July we were a lot alike! I will definitely miss her and her crazy stories she would tell! She was so interested to know what was going on with life and how things were going in general. She was a wonderful listening ear as well as an amazing person! I loved seeing her and talking to her! I love you Judy and I’m sorry! I’m going to stop by your plot today after I’m off work..😇

  • I love Judy so much! She was like my best friend. We would always talk when she came into my work. I never had such a strong connection with a patient like I did with her, especially both being born in July we were a lot alike! I will definitely miss her and her crazy stories she would tell! She was so interested to know what was going on with life and how things were going in general. She was a wonderful listening ear as well as an amazing person! I loved seeing her and talking to her! I love you Judy and I’m sorry! I’m going to stop by your plot today after I’m off work..😇 prayers to Phil and the rest of the family!❤️

  • To the Longshore Family,I am so shocked to hear of Judy’s passing. She was always so full of joy and always had a great time being in her presence 💗. Phil & Judy raised a great family, some of whom I got to know very well & my heart breaks 💔for all of you. I know the feeling of loosing a best friend, a mentor, “your parent”. May God bless you and help you in the days,months & years to come 🙏
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL 🙏❤
    KIM😓❤🙏

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