Judith Lynn Joray
1944 - 2020
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Judith Lynn Joray

Born: August 29, 1944

Died: August 30, 2020

Judith Lynn Joray, 76, of The Villages, Florida, died on August 30, 2020. Judy was born August 29, 1944 in Princeton, Illinois, daughter of Hiram and Joye (Swanquist) Johnson.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Dennis "Mike"; son Denny (Rebecca), Lindenhurst, Illinois; sisters Janet (Darwin) Shepley, Montgomery, Illinois, and Jill (Skip) Gilley, Cook, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Judy graduated from West Aurora High School, Copley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, and Moody Bible Institute. She was a registered nurse for 47 years; devoted to helping people and serving in multiple departments, including ER, ICU, ICA, general nursing, patient education, and cardiac rehab. Judy was a gifted instructor and taught numerous classes in stress management, heart health, and diabetes education. Judy was committed to health and teaching others to improve their health.

She was a longtime attendee of Central Bible Church and First Baptist Church of Geneva in Illinois and Fairway Christian Church in Florida and was involved with the Christian Women's Club and many Bible study groups.

Judy loved spending time with family and friends, crafts, golfing, exercising, and reading. Judy enjoyed singing and participated in many choirs, including the Moody Chorale and The Village Voices Chorus.

She will be remembered for her smile, positive attitude, humility, joy of learning, and caring for others.

Special thanks to the dear neighbors in The Villages who have provided wonderful care and support to the Joray family.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Memorials can be made to Camp Barakel, PO Box 159, Fairview, MI 48621.


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Published in Kendall County Now on Sep. 10, 2020.
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September 12, 2020
Dear Denny, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May my heartfelt condolences bring you peace during this painful time.
Jennifer Cox (Baumann)
Friend
September 11, 2020
Dave and Charlene Baumann, we send our deepest sympathy to Judy’s family, keeping them in our thoughts and prayers, Judy was a wonderful, caring person, she will be dearly missed. God’s blessings
Dave and Charlene Baumann
Friend
September 8, 2020
Judy was a very special lady from a special family. What a privilege it was as cousins to grow at Camp Barakel. We had a solid foundation in loving the Lord and met so many great Biblical teachers. I was younger than Judy and always admired her beauty and class. The time we had in October last year singing and reminiscing was so special. That smile and laugh....the beautiful voice....you will be missed!
Jeanne Holmes
Family
September 7, 2020
Was shocked Denny to see her beautiful picture today. Absent from the body and present with the Lord. The time at "Central" Central Bible Church, seems like only yesturday. May the Lord give you peace during your sorrow. Charlene Johnson
Charlene Johnson
Friend
September 7, 2020
Judy was a phenomenal person who contributed greatly to the health education and care of patients at Mercy Center. I will never forget her bright smile, dedication, and sincere care for patients. Blessings to her family as she will leave a mighty vacant space. Nancy Hopp
Nancy S. Hopp
Coworker
September 6, 2020
Mike my deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family, Judy was a great nurse and such a pleasure to work with, she will be missed.
Peggy Stasik
Coworker
September 6, 2020
I an so sorry to hear of the passing of Judy. What wonderful person she was. I and my husband worked with Judy at the old Copley Hospital for many years many fond memories. She sang at our Wedding March 31st 1979. What a beautiful voice she had and a beautiful smile as well. May she rest in peace. With Deepest sympathy
Linda M Felten
Coworker
September 6, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jean Knox
Coworker
September 6, 2020
My deepest condolences and prayers to the Joray family. Judy was an awesome nurse and person who was always willing to help. It was a pleasure working with her. Always with a smile, she will be remembered!
Pat Corley
Coworker
Pat Corley
Coworker
September 6, 2020
Judy was a kind caring friend and a great nurse. We rode together and worked together for many years at Copley and then enjoyed seeing each other working at Mercy. Her vivacious smile and kindness will be missed by many.
Carol Petersen
Friend
September 5, 2020
She was a sweet person. I remember her from Mercy and also as my husband's cardiac rehab nurse. Might have a graduation pic from rehab with Bill. Sorry for your loss.
Nona otis
September 5, 2020
Judy was a beautiful person and nurse. I worked with Judy at Mercy Center Hospital for many wonderful years. She was a very sweet and caring person!
Mary Reinert
Coworker
September 5, 2020
Mike so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many. I so enjoyed working with her at Mercy. She was an inspiration to all that knew her.
Connie Blatner
Connie Blatner
Coworker
September 5, 2020
Judy was the epitome of what a nurse should be. She was loved by all her coworkers and patients. I will always think fondly of her. May she rest in peace. My prayers are with her and her family.
Karen Handell
Coworker
September 5, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Judy was an amazing nurse and person. She warmth and professionalism is something I will not forget. May she be at peace.
Jen Fasano
Coworker
September 5, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Judy is an amazing person and a great colleague who was the model professional that all nurses should strive to be ... May she rest in peace. Untill we meet again Judy . God bless ...barb
Barbara cox
Coworker
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