Judith Ann Speer, of Alliance, loving wife, mother and loyal friend, passed away at the age of 80, on March 21, 2020 at Crandall Medical Center.
Judy was born May 13, 1939, in Warren, Ohio to Glenn Charles and Alene (Muter) Lechleitner.
A 1957 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, Judy graduated from Mount Union College in 1961, and attended Ohio State University.
She previously taught elementary education in Columbus.
A member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Judy was a member of Job’s Daughters, Tri Delta Sorority, Ohio Teacher’s Association, Alliance Woman’s Club, Stark County Dental Auxiliary, and Flower Garden Club.
Judy enjoyed reading, playing bridge, knitting, traveling, and spending time with her family. She was known for her dry sense of humor and quick wit.
She will be loved and missed by her family, including her husband, Dr. Robert L. Speer, whom she married June 24, 1961; children, Steven Speer of Independence, Ohio, Amy (Steve) Weinsz, of Columbus, and Susan (Brian) Anderson, of Wooster; grandchildren, Paxton Robert Speer, Alexander Speer, Mallary Weinsz, Taylor Robert Weinsz, Abigail Anderson, and Sophia Anderson; nephews, Jack Storck and Jim Storck, and niece, Lori Orahood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister-in-law, Margaret “Peggy” Louise Storck.
A Memorial Celebration of Judy’s life will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Robert L. and Judith Speer Scholarship Fund at the University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601 or Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway Ave. Alliance, Ohio 44601.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 South Union Ave. Alliance, Ohio 44601.
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