Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Judy C. Workman

Judy C. Workman, age 82, of Shelby, died Sunday, January 14, 2024 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following complications from a fall.

Judy was born August 7, 1941 in Shelby to the late Carl E. and Margaret L. (Zimmerman) Post. A 1959 graduate of Shelby High School, Judy spent her 40-year career at Shelby Mutual Insurance Company as a data entry operator until her retirement upon the Mutual’s closing. Throughout her life Judy enjoyed volunteering at Shelby Hospital, Heritage Care Center, and at her church, Awake Church, where she also assisted with MOPS. When her grandchildren were young, she enjoyed being able to watch them, but certainly always enjoyed their company. Judy always wanted and liked a spotless yard at her home and especially enjoyed daily trips to McDonalds to visit with friends.

Judy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Scot and Karen Workman; grandchildren: Amanda (Glenn) Bond, Allison Workman, and Eric Workman; great granddaughter: Marlee Bond; and her companion and special friend: John Cole. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Cecil R. Workman on December 22, 2009; and grandsons: Karl Scott Workman in 1995 and Jason Aaron Workman in 2002.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 10:30 am at Awake Church, 3616 State Route 39, Shelby, Ohio 44875 with Pastor Rita Bullock officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Awake Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Sue & Bob Stover says:

    So very sorry to hear this. Remember Judy from The Mutual & McDonalds. She was such a nice person & we always shared lots of laughs. RIP Judy

  2. Barbara Kaple says:

    John and family of Judy – so very sorry to read of the passing of Judy. She was such a kind person, always happy. She will be missed by all who’s lives she touched.
    Barb & Jan Kaple

  3. Larry and Fran Smith says:

    John and to all of Judy’s family-sending our sincere condolences. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. My you find comfort in cherished memories dear to your hearts. R.I.P.

  4. Cheryl Gies says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this sad time!

  5. Margie Hoover says:

    Judy was a coworker at Shelby Mutual and a good friend. So very sorry to learn of her passing. My sympathy and prayers to Scott and family and to John Cole.

  6. Susan Metzger says:

    So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing, she was a sweet lady. She worked with my mom Jean at the mutual for many years. Your family has my deepest condolences.

  7. Chris DeVito says:

    Scott, Karen, Amanda, John and all of the family,
    Sending you my deepest sympathy and prayers; hearing of Judy’s passing.

  8. Tracy Patrick says:

    Scott, Karen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom from growing up and working at the Mutual. My sincere sympathy and prayers to you.

  9. Barbara Elliott says:

    we are so sorry to learn of Judy’s death.
    She was one of the nicest people I knew.
    May God bless all your family with prayers and lot of good memories.
    Chuck and Barb Elliott

  10. Eileen Mawhorr says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Judy’s family. She was a co-worker with Ron at Shelby Mutual.

  11. Jeanette Brown says:

    Scott and family I was so sorry to read about your mom
    The time I worked in Shelby I can remember seeing her. She was always on the go. I know she will be missed
    It’s hard to let parents go but we know that is how life is. God needed her. God bless
    Jeanette brown

  12. Cindy Metzger says:

    Marty and I were so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was always a lot of fun when we would meet at McDonald’s or other stores while shopping. Always a smile and kind but ornery words. Our condolences to John and family

  13. Sharon Houseworth says:

    Prayers for her family. May God bring them peace and comfort. So sorry for your loss.

  14. Barbara Lawson says:

    So sorry to hear about Judy’s passing. I just talked to her a few weeks ago at Drugmart, and she was doing fine and as cheerful as ever. I also worked with Judy at Shelby Ins for many years. She will be missed by so many.

  15. Connie Roub says:

    I am so sorry about Judy’s passing. She was a great lady! Gonna miss seeing her at McDs and farmers market. Loved chatting with her.

  16. Greg cole says:

    John. My condolences. Judy was special lady. She was a great coworker and fun to be around.

  17. Abby Heydinger says:

    So sorry to hear about Judy’s passing. She’s always there to help out others. I remember working with her at First church of God and Helpline. Will missed her.

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