Judy M. Speer Battle Creek Judy M. Speer, 72, of Battle Creek, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 at University of Michigan Health System. Judy was born on November 16, 1941, in Coldwater, the daughter of Rolland C. and Marjorie Marie (VanVorst) Fenner. Judy attended nursing school in Jackson. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and was previously employed in Obstetrics at Community Hospital and later by Leila Hospital and Lakeview General Osteopathic Hospital. Judy also worked at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility and retired from Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She married Mr. Roland L. Speer on July 3, 1963. He preceded her on March 25, 2007. Judy enjoyed visiting with friends and family, reading, casinos, movies and ironing. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. Judy is survived by her daughter Lisa Lynn (Scott Stewart) Groat of Battle Creek and her sons Timothy M. Speer of Washington, DC and Ronald L. (Ellen) Speer of Parma. She also leaves 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, her sister Sharon Runyon of Coldwater and her brother Robert (Rebecca) Fenner of Colorado. Judy was preceded by her parents and her stepfather William N. Geiger of Coldwater on March 21, 2014. Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday at Royal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm, Friday, May 16, 2014 at Royal Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are encouraged to the Community Action Agency, Battle Creek.
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on May 16, 2014