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Judy Schoonover

Judy Schoonover age 81 of Colchester, passed away at her home with her family at her side on Monday, May 8, 2023. She was born December 15, 1941, in Macomb, to Paul and Pansy Bolen Helton. Judy was united in marriage June 29, 1958, in Kirksville, Missouri, to Stan Schoonover. Surviving to mourn her passing is her husband of 64 years, Stan Schoonover, Colchester, one son; Jerry (Peggy Brown) Schoonover, Plymouth, three Daughters: Cindy (Jerry) Markey, Colchester, Penny (Monte) Easley, Ipava, Linda (Brett Burgard) Garretson, Canton, five grandchildren: Anthony (Jamie) Markey, Blake (Meghan) Markey, Kaneessa (Dustin) Stambaugh, Laci (Lance) Kelley, Tyler (Trista) Schoonover, seven great grandchildren: Griffin Schoonover, Andi Schoonover, Preston Stambaugh, Gavin Stambaugh, Charles Markey, Lawson Kelley, Langston Kelley, one brother: Jack Helton and one sister: Janice Malone, Macomb. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, her brother: Jim Helton, uncle: John Helton and her aunt: Doris Sloan. Judy was a 1960 graduate of Colchester High School. She sold Royal Neighbor Insurance and was a deputy officer with the company. She worked with her mom, Pansy at Helton Nursing home in Colchester. Judy had also worked as the unit secretary at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. For several years she and Norma Porter owned and operated N & J Upholstery and Draperies in Colchester. She also owned and operated Lakeside Quilting and Draperies in Colchester from. Judy has been a member of the Colchester Business Professional Women’s Club in Colchester. Judy decorated many birthday and wedding cakes for people, she enjoyed doing crafts, canning, gardening, fishing and camping. Most of all Judy loved all the time she was with her family. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 12 at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Jim Clayton. Burial will follow the services at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or McDonough District Hospital Hospice. Condolences and memories can be expressed to the family at

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