Judith Ory, 77, of Earlham passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.
A funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 16, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel, with interment in the Fairview Cemetery near DeSoto. Memorials may be made to DeSoto United Methodist Church and Earlham Fire and Rescue.
Judith Anita Wynkoop Ory was born in Clinton, Iowa, on Sept. 22, 1941, to Louis and Loretta (Orte) Wynkoop. She graduated high school from University High Lincoln, Neb. She then graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in teaching. She taught in Milwaukee and Grand Island before marriage and retired from teaching at Winterset Elementary. She had very fond memories of her students and coworkers. Judie married William (Bill) Ory on Aug. 10, 1968, in Grand Island, Neb. After living in Kansas City, Galveston and Memphis for Bill’s job, they returned in 1971 to Bill’s roots in Madison County. On the farm, they raised three children. She was an active member at the DeSoto United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, John Wynkoop.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Ory; children, Bill Ory, Cindy (Curt) Pion, and Andrew (Stacey) Ory; sister, Rusty (Jim) Carter; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Caldwell-Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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