Judith A. Groeneweg
Judith A. Groeneweg
March 23, 1937 ‐ November 29, 2019
Judith (Judy) Ann Groeneweg aged 82, passed away Friday November 29th in Westlake Ohio, surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born and grew up in Reedsburg Wisconsin. She married John, her beloved husband of more than 60 years, in 1959. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and became a registered nurse, before settling with her family in Westlake Ohio in 1964. Judy and John raised three children in Bay Village before moving back to Westlake in 2009.
Judy was a lifelong learner. She began her educational career with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Wisconsin adding a Master’s degree in nursing from University of Akron in 1983, and a Master’sdegree in Education from Kent State University. In 1996 she received a PhD in Family Counseling from Kent State University.
Judy was dedicated to serving others, donating time as a nurse to the Cleveland Free Clinic andcounseling women for a battered women’s support group. She was active in her church, serving as a Stephen’s Minister and dedicating time IHN which housed the homeless in local churches. Her strong faith carried her through the difficult times over the last weeks of her life.
Judy was active professionally for nearly 40 years, she worked as a Registered Nurse, a Nursing Instructor at Fairview Hospital and University of Akron, and a Family Counselor for Lorain County Family Services.
Judy enjoyed collecting pottery, fairy lamps and other antiques which led her to become a member of the Questers. She enjoyed a good mystery story as her favorite literature.
Judy follows in death her beloved parents Charles and Wanda Phillips. She is survived by her husband of more than 60 years John, son Mark (Dee), and daughters Jane Keehan (Dan), and Lisa Gross (Ken). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Nicholas (Marti) Groeneweg, Sarah (Kevin) Vandivier, Melanie Gross, and James Gross, as well as great granddaughter April Vandivier. Her and her brother Charlie (Ginny) Phillips, andsister Janet (Ken) Thyberg
A memorial service will be held on December 7that 10:00AM at Bay United Methodist Church,29931 Lake Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140. Family will receive friends onFriday December 6thfrom 6:00PM- 8:00PM at Jenkins Funeral Chapel2914 Dover Center Rd, Westlake, OH 44145
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Judy’s memory to either the Hospice of the Western ReserveAmes Family Hospice House, 30080 Hospice Way, Westlake, OH 44145https://www.hospicewr.org/ or Bay United Methodist Church.