Floral 13

Judy Mumma

August 3, 1940 ~ December 13, 2021 (age 81)


Judith E. Mumma, age 81, of Upper Sandusky, came home to the Lord on Monday, December 13 at 3:10 a.m. at Westbrook Assisted Living in Upper Sandusky.


Judy was born in Dearborn, Michigan on August 3, 1940.  Her parents, Donn and Louise (Morphew) Moon are deceased. 


Judy is survived by husband Jack Mumma where they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this fall.  They have a daughter and a son.  Cheryl Cira (Greg) lives in Galena, Ohio and Steve Mumma resides in Upper Sandusky.  They have three beloved granddaughters, Corey Mumma and Alyssa and Linden Cira.  Sister, Norma Salerno resides in Allen Park, Michigan and sister-in-law Judy Cunningham lives in Upper Sandusky.  Many nieces and nephews were also an important part of her life.


A child of musical parents, Judy started playing the piano at 4. She tells the story of playing the piano with her father and other relatives during the war, a local comedy music show for enlisted soldiers. She was a member of the Rainbow Girls and sang in school choir.  In high school, she was cast as the oldest daughter in the school musical of The King and I. She was also a senior leader at Camp Christian Church Camp. 


Judy went to Hiram College where she majored in elementary education and met her husband to be,  Jack Mumma. They were married their senior year of college.


Before her children were born, Judy taught kindergarten in Berea, Ohio for five years.  Then she became a dedicated mother to her children, as well as to 25 foster babies over a 10-year period. After her children were older, Judy went back into the workforce and joined Carey Schools where she was an elementary special education teacher until 2002.


Judy did not know a stranger and was always thinking of others.  When her family relocated to the Baltimore area in the early 1970s, Judy volunteered as a Sunday School teacher and coordinated vacation bible school.  Thereafter, she was an active member at Olmsted Falls Christian Church in the Cleveland area as the Sunday School Superintendent and church secretary. Since 1981, Judy has been an active member of John Stewart United Methodist Church. Over the years she had served on various planning committees and volunteered as the church organist and choir director.  She also raised money for March of Dimes for many years.


After retirement she and husband Jack volunteered for Meals on Wheels.  In 2012 they were recognized as Wyandot County Senior Citizens of the Year. 


In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8 at 11:00 a.m. at John Stewart United Methodist Church. 


In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated and may be sent to Lucas-Batton at 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.


There will be a live stream available of the memorial service courtesy of Lucas Batton Funeral Home.  Reference their Face Book page for more details.





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Celebration of Life
January 8, 2022

11:00 AM
John Stewart United Methodist Church
130 W. Johnson St.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351


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