Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Judith Ann “Judy” Craley

Judith Ann “Judy” Craley, age 77, of Shelby, died Monday evening, February 16, 2015 at her home.


Judy was born May 20, 1937 in Shelby, the daughter of the late Arthur and Anna (Sines) Conklin. She was a 1956 graduate of Shelby High School. Judy was a wonderful caregiver having worked for several years as an STNA at Heritage Care Center and then at First Assembly of God Daycare. She had been a member at Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelby and was currently a member of Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Mansfield. She had taught Sunday school for several years. Judy enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Garden Club. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


On September 5, 1959 she married Kenneth A. Craley and he survives. Also surviving are 3 children: Stephen Craley of Blacklick, Ohio, Sharon (Timothy) Layland of Shelby, Suzanne (Kevin) Metzger of Westerville, Ohio; 5 grandchildren: Nathan (fiancé, Jessica Miller) Craley, Kimberly Gheen, Christopher Metzger, John (Ashley) Miller, Ryan Metzger; 9 great grandchildren; a brother-in-law: Frederick (Cathy) Craley of Granville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by 3 siblings: Adrian Conklin, Marietta V. Conklin, and Jeanette Hout.


Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 AM with Rev. Dr. Edna Stahl officiating. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery. A reception for guests will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelby at the conclusion of the graveside services. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or the American Cancer Society.


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Memories & Condolence

  1. Dawn says:

    Ken, Stevie, Sharon and Sue- So very sorry to hear about Judy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Kristy Culp says:

    Praying for you and your family. Love you Suz. Your mom was a great woman.

  3. Chaz Emigh says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and the family in my mind and prayers.


  4. Kim DeAngelo says:

    Suzanne, Kevin, Christopher and Ryan–

    My love and prayers to all of you on your loss.

    Much love,

  5. Kris & Phil says:

    Dear Ken & Family,
    Our hearts are hurting with you. Judy is a very precious lady and she will be missed by many. We know your tears will be turned to Great joy soon at the sound of the trump & will meet with her in the clouds with Jesus!! Until that day we will pray that His comfort surrounds each of you.

  6. Christopher g says:

    Sharon ,Steve, Susan so sorry to her about your mom passing away Monday. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. God bless this family.

  7. Phyllis Rush says:

    Judy was a wonderful sister in The Lord. She was an inspiration of gentleness and humble servanthood to our family. Judy was always a lady, and she is already missed. Our deepest sympathies go to Ken and the entire family.

  8. Frank and Linda Hicks says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Lori Lopez says:

    Suzanne Sharon Steve and Ken , I am sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Judy was a sweet lady and will always be remembered with a smile. My love to all of you.

  10. Hobart & Eunice Kenton says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Judy will certainly be missed by the class of ’56 since she was one of the faithful ones over the years to organize the classes reunions.

  11. Deb Lairson says:

    I am praying for you and your family Suzanne. I am so sorry for your loss.

  12. mary ann snow says:

    I am sorry for your lost. prayers with all. I knew judy in school. she was a wonderful friend and person . God be with all .

  13. Tom Nothacker says:

    Sorry to here of the passing of Judy,she was a strong and loving member of the class of “56”. She will be missed by all of her family and all who knew her.

  14. Connie Stepsis says:

    Ken and family,
    So sorry for your loss! Judy was such a sweet lady! We will miss seeing her happy face at exercise class. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Ken, we would love to see you back to exercise class soon!

  15. Angela Elliott says:

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. May your memories comfort you. God Bless you and heal your hearts

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