Judy K. Ball

Judy K. Ball

DOVER – Judy K. Ball, 74, left this earthly existence Friday, August 2, 2019 to be with God. Judy was born March 18, 1945 in York, the daughter of the late Calvin and F. Justine (McCarney) Wilbourne, and was the mother of Denise L. (Kent-Andy) Anderson of York, Jennifer M. (Mark) Levinson of Louisville, CO and Rhonda S. Leirmo of Denver, CO. She was blessed with six grandchildren, Drew, Marley and Brock Anderson, Nolan and Malena Levinson, and Jacob Leirmo. She is survived by her brother, Calvin L. (Martha) Wilbourne of Cortez, CO.

Judy was a graduate of Central York High School Class of 1963, a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Manchester and a retiree of York Hospital where she worked joyfully for over 30 years. She was a Registered Nurse who wouldn’t have chosen any other profession.

In her retirement she enjoyed nature and could be found gardening, spending time with grandchildren and friends, reading and attending book clubs, watching a good movie, enjoying her church family, volunteering, attending the sporting events of her grandchildren, and traveling with friends and family to explore all the beauty this world offers.

Judy was a person who worked quietly, gratefully and tirelessly behind the scenes to lighten the load of anyone in need. She rejoiced in what was good and right and held fast to her faith and convictions throughout her life. Judy understood there is good and purpose to every season in life. She gladly offered her time and talents to support others and help them see the good in each and every day.

We thank God for the wonderful people put into her life and the special friendships that spanned decades. The love and support have been amazing and a great comfort to us throughout the years. May her memory be a blessing to each and every one.

The family would like to thank Dr. Amy DeZern and her team at Johns Hopkins for establishing a treatment plan that afforded Judy additional time to check a few more items off her bucket list. Many thanks go to Dr. L. Eamonn Boyle at Cancer Care of York for his personal attention and care as well as the nursing staff who found ways to make her treatments and visits comfortable and life-sustaining.

After a private graveside service, the family will welcome friends to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4360 Board Road, Manchester, PA for a Memorial Service and Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 17, 2019 to begin at 1:00 PM. A visitation will be held from Noon to 1:00 PM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to Cancer Patient Help Fund, York Health Foundation, 50 North Duke Street, 2nd Floor, York, PA. 17401.

To share memories of Judy please visit www.diehlfuneralhome.com

4 thoughts on “Judy K. Ball

  1. What can I say at a moment like this? I will miss this remarkable woman, one who showed love and compassion no matter what she was facing. Her faith in God shown through her. She remained my sister in law even through a divorce, she welcomed me with open arms when I wanted to see her. We had good times reminiscing about the past and talked about the future. I will always think of her and how much she meant to me. Heaven has gained a wonderful soul. My heart goes out to her family, to the nieces I love and hold dear.

  2. Judy walked a special path in this wonderful life on earth and shared her love and compassion and endless friendships. But our family was blessed to call her sister and aunt to our sons. Her lovely daughters made us proud to be their Aunt and Uncle. We all were close in heart even though there were many miles between. Judy was always able to make the times when we were able to get together a deep lasting memory to help last until the next time we were able to be together. Her endless hugs and welcoming get together’s with all our family will be a true tribute a woman with endless glow for her love of life and all she touched. Until we are together again may the flowers surround your steps and may the sunshine with a gentle breeze brush you cheek to remind you the kiss of love we send you. Love and we will miss you. We truly admired your strength which gave us more time with you. Love Vicki , Jack, Bryan, Kris, Matthew and Brayden Weiss

  3. Words can’t be said for how much Judy will be missed. I’ve been blessed by knowing her and calling her friend. When we were doing the Run for God study, she and I had a lot of fun walking together, chatting about life, and laughing. I will miss her, but will look forward to seeing her once again when we all get to heaven. She has run a great race than any 5k we would have run and she has won the race and is home.

  4. Judy was one of the most caring people I have ever been fortunate to call my friend. She would do anything she could to help anyone in need. Fly high dear Judy for your life was truly a blessing to all who knew you. Rest in peace.

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