Judy D. Smith, 83, of Berne passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 11:12 p.m. at her home. She was born Saturday, March 20, 1937, in Decatur to Herman and Agnes (Garlinger) Ryf. She was married Sunday, March 25, 1956, at Cross Reform Lutheran Church to Leroy “Ike” S. Smith.
She was a graduate of Berne High School and also received her beautician license from Ft. Wayne Beauty College. She was a beautician for many years, had worked as manager at the Checker gas station and retired from Micromatic. Before her husband’s passing in 2018, they wintered in Florida for several years. She was a member and president of a CB club, where she was known as Candy. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, stitching blankets and loved putting photo albums together.
She is survived by her son, Mark (Mary) Smith of Berne; brother, Jack Ryf of Florida; two sisters, Jylain Amstutz of Berne; and Kay Gerber of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on November 14, 2018; and son, Scott Smith.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 17 from 12-3 p.m. at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, 100 N. Washington St., Geneva followed by a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. at MRE Cemetery in Berne.
Memorials may be made St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Arrangements provided by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com.