Judith 'Granny' Bernard


ANTWERP -- Judith "Granny"Ann (Richardson) Bernard of Antwerp, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

She is survived by her son, Brian (Ann) DeWaters of Garrett, Ind.; daughter, Veronica Tennant of Leslie, Mich.; her eight grandchildren, Tera (Matt) DeWaters of Garrett, Ind., Shaun (Grace) DeWaters of Florence, Ky., Kasey (Kyle) Showalter of Latty, Brandi DeWaters of Van Wert, Joshua (Brooke) Tennant of Jackson, Mich., Bradley Tennant of Long Beach Calif., Katie (Kyle) Fore of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Melissa (Alan) Rose of Butler, Ind.; siblings, Robert (Mary) Henderson of Springport, Mich., Betty (Jimmy) Jordon of Huntsville, Texas, Kathy Farill of Trinity, Texas, and Janice Richards of Rives Junction, Mich. Judy is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Margaret Henderson; and two brothers, James Henderson and Joseph Henderson.

Judy was the oldest of seven siblings. She helped to raise her brothers and sisters, raised her own children, helped raise some of her brothers' and sisters' children and took on the task of raising four of her grandchildren. Judy was a long-standing citizen of the community, and worked for the Paulding County commissioners office before her retirement.

Judy was loved by many and will be dearly missed. She had a beautiful smile and loved to make people laugh. She was strong, tough and loving.

Her memorial service is Thursday, at 6 p.m., with visitation after 5 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, 05761 Ohio 500, Payne, Ohio.

Memorials are to the Paulding County Senior Center, 401 E. Jackson St., Paulding, OH 4587.

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  • To the Family of Judy Bernard:

    I worked with Judy for several years and I can tell you she was one of the funniest people I knew.  Even though she faced a lot of hardships over the years she always bounced back and I certainly respected her determination.  She and I had nicknames for each other and we kept in contact throughout the years.   My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and I want you all to know that you now have an angel watching over you.  Sincerely,  Sharon Goodwin