Judith J. “Judy” Geimer, 77, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Adams Memorial Hospital. She was born in Columbus, OH, on January 21, 1942, the daughter of the late George L. and Jenna A. (Eberts) Garrett. She first married Jerry R. Donavan on January 21, 1961 and he preceded her in death on November 8, 1992. On September 22, 2002, she then married Thomas D. Geimer.
She served as the Assistant to the Clerk of the Court for the Derry District Court in Rockingham County, New Hampshire and then also for the Medina District Court in Medina County, Ohio.
Judy then went on to work as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire for 12 years.
Judy loved to bake, enjoyed shopping and was an avid reader.
She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Thomas D. Geimer of Decatur; son, Daniel F. (Guylaine) Donavan of Hastings, MI; daughter, Kimberly S. Donavan of Decatur; son, Thomas D. (TheresaVandervate) Geimer Jr. of Indianapolis; daughter, Shireen D. (Erik Fortin) Geimer of Mt. Holly, VT; sisters-in-law, Kay Garrett of Springfield, OH and Joyce (Tom) Schmidt of Avilla, IN, Joyce (Steve) Klema, and Judy Whipple both of OH; brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Mary) Geimer of Houston, OH, Donald (Sue) Geimer of Marshfield, MO; John (Judy) Donavan of Pataskala, OH, and James (Karen) Donavan of The Villages, FL; grandchildren, Meagan (Brady) Hill, Adam Donavan, Margeau Donavan, Jennifer (Aaron) Nickulas, James (Kaitlyn Higgins) Watt, Aiyana Fortin, Natasha Fortin, Deondra Baker, Brittney Vandervate, and Breanne Hakey; 3 great grandchildren, Kirsten Donavan, Charles Hill, and Kyler Page; numerous nieces and nephews.
Judy was also preceded in death by a brother, James R. “Rod” Garrett of Springfield, OH and a sister, Sharon L. Denis.
A Funeral Liturgy will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019, with visitation 2 hours prior to service from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
Father David Ruppert will be officiating and burial will be immediately follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to The Hope Clinic in Decatur or The James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University.
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