Judy Lea (Brady) Patterson, 79, of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center, with loving family by her side. She lost a fifteen year battle with cancer.
She was born on June 6, 1941 to Ansel and Virginia (Park) Brady in Homeworth, Ohio. She was married to Wayne Patterson, Fresno, Ohio who preceded her in death. Judy was very active in community endeavors including participating in a bowling league for 30 years, sang with the Valley Voices in Dover, Ohio, volunteered at Defiance Elementary School, sang at local nursing homes with a quartet, donated hundreds of crocheted hats to DES and ProMedica Hospital, and ran an exercise group in her local housing community. Judy was also partner / operator of Way-Jud Farms from 1981-1996. She was proud to have served two elected terms on the Plain Local Board of Education.
Judy is survived by her children, Scott (Cathy) McDonald of Beach City, OH, Monica (Bashar) Kanouh of Defiance, Stephen (Alysha) McDonald of Hopkinsville, KY, her stepchildren, William Patterson of Cullom, IL, and Sonya (Rob) Quinn of South Berwick, ME. She also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are siblings, Keith Brady of West Richland, WA, Janis Black of Mt. Vernon, IN, and Randall Brady of Bloomington, IN.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Iris Jackson, and a granddaughter, Jessica Collins.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will follow at 4:00 pm at the funeral home, with Janice Bechtol and Fred Coulter officiating. Due to the pandemic, masks and social distancing are required to enter the funeral home.
Judy was known for her positive spirit, she felt each day was a blessing. She would ask any donations in her honor be made to either St. John United Church of Christ in Defiance, OH, St. Paul United Church of Christ in Fresno, OH, or The American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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St. John United Church of Christ
950 Webster Street Defiance Ohio, 43512,
St Paul United Church of Christ
7106 Renner Rd SW, Fresno OH 43824
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123