Judith “Judy” A. Huffman

February 01, 1934 ‒ October 03, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Judith “Judy” A. Huffman, 80, of Galion passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 surrounded by her family at Galion Community Hospital.

Born February 1, 1934 in Willard, she was the daughter of Floyd and Marjorie (NcNerney) Bricker. She married Burnell “B” Huffman, Jr. on May 3, 1958 and he survives.

She was a graduate of Shelby High School in 1952 and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion. She worked at the Galion Inquirer and later at the Galion Public Library where she retired as the Children’s Librarian. Judy served as a brownie leader, volunteered for over 30 years for The Red Cross, volunteered at Galion City Schools and chaperoned many school functions. She taught Red Cross swimming lessons until two years ago at the age of 78.

She was a “Domestic Goddess” according to her seven daughters and all the kids that knew her as they grew up. Judy tended to many grandchildren and great grandchildren and was a second mom to many of her nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband she is survived by daughters Kathy Sage, Karen Stitzel, Jeanne (David) Kuns , Joan (Marty) Estes, all of Galion, Jennifer (Tony) Maples of Clearwater, Fla, Kelly (Doug) Schimpf of Bucyrus and Kerri (Bill) Ganshorn of Galion; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister Mary Kay Towner of Calif. and brother Terry (Cheryl) Bricker of Crestline.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers and one son-in-law.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 for fellowship at the St. Joseph Activity Center, 115 North Liberty St in Galion. A Memorial Mass will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John Miller officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611, Galion Public Library, 123 N. Market St., Galion, OH 44833 or Galion Chapter of the American Red Cross, 124 N. Union St., Galion, OH 44833.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Judy Huffman, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Judy was a wonderful person to know. I will always have fond childhood memories of her at the “Red House”. May she rest in peace. Judy will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
    Lisa Dye

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Judy’s whole family. She has a very loving family

    and am proud to say she was a good grandmother to our grandsons

    Dave and Derek Snyder. We share 4 great grandkids, Ayden, Alexis, Cameron and

    Braxton Snyder.

    Donna Wilson

  • Can’t ever remember seeing her without a smile on her face. So nice to all of us “kids”….she was always the same. The entire family is in our prayers.

  • Jeanne and all the Huffmans- I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless

  • So sorry for your loss. Your mom was great. Always remember her at all the swim meets cheering us all on and always smiling and happy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  • Sending condolences and prayers. Miss Judy was a great lady she always welcomed my family and I with open arms. She was just perfect and will be greatly missed. I know she will be watching over us always now like she did on earth. I wish you all the strength that she had always shown me. I’m so sorry for your loss Joan, Davey, and Derek. Sending all our love.

    Stephanie and Matt Snyder
    Sage, Jade, Melina, and Dj Camp.

  • My heart goes out to Bernie and Judy’s girls and the rest of the family……if you ever were fortunate enough to have been able to spend much time with this family then you know what family really is…and means. The love they have for one another and for anyone who walked in their door was one that was unforgettable. May God Almighty bless and comfort you all…..a spirit as bold and strong as Judy’s will be sorely missed.

  • Mrs Huffman will always have a place in my heart. She was truly a wonderful person. She always had good things to day and always had a smile to share. She raised wonderful daughters and was such a blessing to many. I have many great memories of her being a brownie leader and then sharing herself with many children at the library too. Not to mention swim lessons. She truly is someone who made an impact on all those who knew her. She will be missed but her love will continue to live on through her family. Prayers, thoughts and hugs to all the family.

    She is resting with God now and will be an angel for all.

  • We all have such wonderful memories of spending summers in Ohio with the Huffman family. Aunt Judy always made it fun for us to be together and kept us entertained. From swimming at the Community pool, to picking blackberries and making homemade pizza while the adults played penny poker. Judy shared so many family stories and bits and pieces of her knowledge every time we were together. It was always enjoyable to learn from her. She was a loving and caring Aunt, Sister, Mother and friend. Aunt Judy will be missed by us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. With Love, The Towner Family

  • Will always remember the many hours spent at the Huffman house! She treated all of us like we were her own kids! Watching the Jerry Lewis telethon and eating all the fabulous food she cooked for us! Thoughts and prayers to all of you as you celebrate her wonderful life and the love she gave to all.

  • My thoughts and prayers to the family of Judy. I was privileged to get to know her at the library. She always had a kind word for me and my family. She touched many lives and will be remembered fondly by all who knew her!

  • Burnell & Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know you all have great memories of her that you will cherish forever. Although I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Judy, I know that your family is very close and will lean on each other for strength. May God Bless.

    Cheryl & Kelly White

  • Karen and family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful person and was so proud of her family.
    I remember when we lived on Columbus
    Street seeing your whole family walking to church on Sunday. You were all dressed up and every little girl had a fancy hat on top of her head! This was Every Sunday!
    What a great role model your Mother was!!
    My prayers go out to your whole family.
    Debbie Reeves Robinson



  • Kelly and Doug, my thoughts and prayers are with you and you family during this time of sorrow. My God bless each and everyone of you through the sadness and mourning of the loss of your mother! Find peace in knowing she is in a better place! God received another angel on this day!

  • To each & everyone of you The family of Judy,
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother ,Grandmother & great Grandmother. You have my deepest sympathy. Your memories of her will help you through this most difficult time and I’m sure you all have many happy ones. You are all in my prayers.

  • Judy and I attended grade school at Most Pure Heart of Mary School in Shelby, OH, and then Shelby High School. She was such a joy to talk with and it was always so good to see and visit with her as we both lived and raised our girls in Galion, OH. Your dear family will be remembered in my prayers. God rest you, Judy, and may He welcome you with open arms.

  • A force of nature….BIG heart…always putting others’ first…what a great person, Mother, Wife, friend. My memories will always be 40 yrs ago when I was a kid visting the Huffman’s at the ‘red house’- always a fun time, and how she was such a loving Mom who created an environment of learning and feeling secure and protected. I’m so sorry for your loss and prayers to your family during this time.

  • Kerri and Bill and all the family, We are so sorry to hear about the death of your Mother,Wife and Grandmother. She was such a wonderful woman. Always had a smile on her face. She will be missed greatly. Know that we are praying for all of you.May she rest in peace now.

  • We were saddened to hear of Judy’s passing. She has been a wonderful neighbor to have for more than 30 years. We’ve watched children grow up, marry then fun with the grandchildren. Many times she would be walking with grandchildren right beside her. She is going to be missed and our sympathies and prayers go to Burnell and family. With Deepest Sympathy, Dan & Pat

  • Prayers for you all during this difficult time. I have such fond memories of Judy while we were growing up. I agree with others she always wore a smile.

  • To the Huffman Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. The last time I saw her was years ago at St. Joe’s in Galion when I was visiting home. She welcomed me with that big smile and a warm hug. I’ll always have fond memories of her with your dad and all the “girls” together, and of my sister Diane playing with Karen and staying overnight in the big red house all the time. I was jealous because Diane was considered one of the “sisters” and always got to help make and eat those delicious cookies from your house. Love and prayers to each of you. Smiling as I think of your Mom.