Judith Anne (Downs) McClead

November 06, 1939 ‒ April 25, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Judith Anne (Downs) McClead, Mansfield resident, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. She was 81.

Judy was born November 6, 1939 to William & Eleanor Harriett (Kaiser) Downs. They moved from Columbus to Mansfield when Judy was a child. Judy attended Madison High School where she met Keith McClead and the pair married on July 29, 1956.

Judy was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and NASCAR racing, and enjoyed watching her daughters’ and grandsons’ sporting events.  She very much enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, including her extended family of the Facire Club.  Judy hosted all the big family gatherings at the home she festively decorated for each holiday.  You could count on her having one of the best light displays in the neighborhood at Christmas time.

She retired from Jay Plastics after over 30 years on the third shift.

She is survived by five daughters: Terri McClead (Mary Jo Hawk), Kathy (Ralph) Wilkinson, Becky McClead (Barb Snyder), Jammi McClead (Kelly O’Brien), and Bobbi McClead (David Kastner); her sister Betsy (Vern) Ketchum; her siblings-in-law: Paul Fisher, Charles (Valerie) McClead, Letha McClead, Carroll Schweyer,  Jim McClead (Melanie Riggleman), and Norene (Steve) DeLong; two grandsons: Ed Wigton and Kellen O’Brien; four honorary grandchildren: Taylor McClellan, Allison Downs, Jayden Hawk and Makenna Hawk; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Keith McClead, her sister Susan Fisher, and her sister-in-law Karen Schweyer.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 30, 2021 from 4pm to 7pm in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Calling will continue Saturday, May 1, from 10-11 am at Trinity United Methodist Church (1592 Grace St, Mansfield) where a funeral service honoring her life will begin promptly at 11 am. Pastor Mike Mack will officiate.  Lunch will be served at the church immediately following the service.  Burial will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Lucas at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Judy’s family and encourages you to leave messages & memories, or watch her tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Becky ,Jamie and Bobbie My deepest condolences go out to you family . Such great memories of your mom and dad when the boys raced BMX races . You had a great mom and dad and now they are together once again . Again I’m so sorry . From The Baker family , Sue Steve and Dustin Baker

  • Becky, Jamie, Kathy and all. My sympathy and condolences to you in the loss of your dear mother. May peace be with all of you in this time of sadness.

  • Judy and Keith were such great neighbors. Keith taught Taylor McClellan a lot about wood working. Taylor spent I think every day over there. He thought of them as his grandparents. Judy you will be missed. Rest In Peace.
    Steve & Denise McClellan

  • My deepest sympathy to The McClead Family. Judy had a heart of gold and was a kind and loving woman. Though I don’t see The McClead Family like I did in my younger years I treasure the times we did spent together whether we were boating or at the boat races, riding mini bikes and dirt bikes, snowmobiling and riding go carts. As you celebrate your mothers incredible life may the loving memories of her warm your heart and put a smile on your face.

  • So Sorry to hear this news
    Your Mom was an amazing person!!
    When I started at Jay Plastics back in 1984 she took me under her wing and trained me very well and she didn’t pull any punches if I messed up LOL.
    I was blessed to get to work with Judy.
    Thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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