Judy Ann Curry, 73, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Ohio State University Hospice in Columbus. She was born May 15, 1947 in Columbus to the late James and Violet (Wears) Stewart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Donna Jean, mother-in-law, Virginia Curry, and brother-in-law, William Shafer, and her beloved dog, Moe.
Judy was retired from the former Goodyear Atomic Corporation as a maintenance supervisor after 36 years of service. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was the most important thing to her, and spending time with them was her greatest blessing.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Bill, daughters; Kelly McCaleb (Bryan) of Minford, Kristina Wheeler of Lucasville, son, Randy Creech of West Portsmouth, grandchildren; Denver Wheeler, III (Christina Riggs) of Wheelersburg, Abbey Martin (Michael) of Minford, Jacob McCaleb of Minford, Mollie Creech of Rosemount, great-grandchildren; Amelia Jane Wheeler, Cooper Lane Martin, Kylee Barney, and Kayla Giles. Judy is also survived by a sister, Jeri Shafer of Pickerington, and brother, Lacy Stewart of Columbus, along with niece, Stacie Wortman (Doug), nephews; Scott Shafer (Melissa) and Tim Stewart (Jodi), and great-nieces; Vivien and Audrey Shafer. Also surviving is former daughter-in-law, Laura Vassar Creech and former son-in-law, Denver Wheeler, Jr.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family at Melcher Hammer Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Oiler officiating. There will be no visitation.
Judy loved her dogs Sassy and Toby. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Sierra’s Haven, 80 Easter Drive, Portsmouth, OH 45662 or to the Breast Cancer Compassion Fund, SOMC Cancer Center, 1121 Kinney’s Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662