Born in Williamsport, Pa. on Sept. 8, 1942, Judy was the daughter of the late John Frey and Elizabeth “Nellie” (Bolt) Phillips. On Jan. 30, 1984 she married Darren Minthorn in Kingman, AZ. Judy was a very talented crafter and avid reader. She loved the Lord and enjoyed ministering by making greeting cards and prayer blankets for people who were ill or in need of comfort. Judy’s main interest in life was spending time with her family and friends. Judy attended the Mountain View Fellowship Mennonite Church in Bodines.
Surviving are her husband Darren Minthorn of Ralston, sons, Gary (Cindy) Black, of Canton, Darryl (Kim) Black, of Ralston, David (LeAnn) “Mick” Black, of Canton, Norman “Corky” (Ellen) Black of Ralston. Step-children, Diana Reasor of Chicago, IL and Dennis Minthorn of Springfield, MO., grandchildren, Corrin Rockwell, Kyle, Rachel, Emily, Alyssa and Nyan Black, step-grandchildren, Zachary, Micah, Vincent, Jennifer and Amber, great-grandchildren, Carson and Stella. A sister, Barbara Miller of Williamsport and special friends, Dennis Austin, Kay Collister and Cindy Clark Black, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers consider a donation in Judy’s memory to Paralyzed Veterans of America, P.O. Box 758593, Topeka, KS 66675-8593.
Friends and family were invited to call Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Mountain View Fellowship Mennonite Church, 202 Old Barn Rd. (Bodines), Trout Run, Pa. 17771. Reverend Herbert Eby officiated a memorial service to celebrate Judy’s life at noon with a luncheon to follow. Burial was private.