Judith Lee Ryman, 75, entered into Eternal Life with her Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven on Saturday, November 26, 2022. On March 15, 1947, Judie was born to Frederick and Arlene Harm at Cook County Hospital, in Chicago. In the 60’s Judie was an avid high school women’s field hockey player and voted senior prom queen. She was a smart cookie and earned a perfect score on the ACT! She attended Sterling College where she spearheaded the college’s first traveling field hockey team. She earned her Masters of Teaching and took a position with Huntley Elementary School. There, she founded the Learning Disabilities Program.
Judie was a committed follower of Jesus. Full of faith. She loved BIG, was devoted to her family, and delighted in spending time with them any chance she could. She was loving to all, unless you were talking politics with her. :) She was known for her generosity and was a master crafter. She was always willing and wanting to help everyone she came in contact with.
Judie is survived by her husband of 30 years, William; children Troy (Angie) Gary (Becky) stepchildren Brent (Tammy) and Jessica; beloved grandchildren—the light of her life—Nick, Ben, Noah, Savannah, Taylor, Jack, Malachi, Logan, Amelia, Addy, and Jayce; siblings Beckie, Bonnie (Rick) Fritz (Mary) Scott (Julie) as well as many nieces and nephews and other loving family members and friends, including the father of her children, first husband and good friend Gary Keesling. She is preceded in death by her parents and sweet sister Mary Jo Harm.
Judie left a legacy to her family of God‘s amazing love and grace, and was an example to all who knew her. We look forward to the day we will be reunited with her again in Heaven. In lieu of flowers, Judie’s wish would be for you to do a random act of kindness for a stranger.
A celebration of life will be had in the summer of 2023, date to be determined.