Judith Harmon

Judith Harmon

Judith Harmon of Otsego passed away May 2, 2019 at her home in Otsego.

Judy was born December 7, 1945 in Vicksburg the daughter of Carl and Jeanette (Northam) Moyer. On January 8, 1966 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Otsego she married Tom Harmon who survives. In Judy’s leisure time she enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, quilting, flower gardening, train enthusiast; she loved traveling and serving others. She had worked for the Shopper’s Guide in Otsego in graphic design.

Surviving are her husband Tom; sons, Tommy J. (Dana) Harmon of Delton and Jacob (Erin) Harmon of Wayland; grandchildren, Carter, Ashtyn, Jacob and Patrick Harmon, Gavin and Grace Hebner and Alice and Ethan Cree; her siblings, Jim Moyer of Kalamazoo, Ginny (Mike) Summers of CO, Pat (John) Hinkle of Kalamazoo, Donna (Ron) Tharge of Otsego, Margaret Rex of Plainwell, John (Kathy) Moyer of Kalamazoo, Mary (Lane) Lovett of Kalamazoo, Nancy Flatt of Plainwell, Carl (Cathy) Moyer of Allegan, Gerard (Laura) Moyer of Kalamazoo and Therese (Barry) Mertz of PA; brothers-in-law, Jack (Donna) Harmon of Grand Rapids and Jim (Peg) Harmon of St. Joseph; 49 nieces and nephews and 118 great nieces and nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Joe Moyer, sister-in-law Serena Moyer and brother-in-law John Flatt. Friends may meet with Judy’s family Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2 – 6 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Trowbridge Community Church, 355 26th St., Allegan with Pastor Greg Carlson officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Judy may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or Trowbridge Community Church.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Penny Pulver Baker says:

    SO VERRRY SORRY. With Much Love, Penny Pulver Baker.

  2. Andrea Rex says:

    I love you aunt Judy. Thank you for being there for me in the past.
    Kiss Troy for me please.

  3. Andrea Rex says:

    I love you aunt Judy!Thanks for your love and support in the past.
    Kiss Troy for me.

  4. John & Diane Glessner says:

    Dear Tom and family and the Moyer family,
    What a very difficult time for you. Our hearts ache for your loss. Judy was such a special lady with so many talents. We are so thankful for her strong faith and her willingness to share it. I remember sharing prayers for our sons a time ago. We will continue to pray for your families. May God’s strength be yours.
    With Love,
    John & Diane

  5. Kathy Kibby says:

    Tom and the entire family. I pray for peace during this very difficult time of losing Judy. She brightened up the room when she walked in and now she is brightening up Heaven.





  8. Joyce McClellan says:

    Sending love, thoughts and prayers to Tom, the Harmon Families and entire Moyer Families. Judy was an amazing lady of many talents so strong in her faith. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her and were blessed to call her friend.
    Dan & Joyce McClellan

  9. Diana Marzluf says:

    So very sorry to hear of Judy’s passing! My heart hurts knowing we are losing another member of our family. Judy always seemed to be the most classy lady I’ve ever met! While distance kept us from really getting to know her well, I’m honored she was in my life. Tom and all the families, John and I are sending love and prayers for strength and courage to deal with this difficult time.

    John and Diana Marzluf
    Columbus, Ohio

  10. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Dear Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Cherish your memories and please know that she is now a special Angel watching over you!

  11. Elaine & Irv Figel says:

    So sad to hear of Judy’s passing! Our love and prayers for Tom, children, and the entire Moyer and Harmon families! Many fun memories of long ago dances and the friendship that both Plainwell and Otsego kids shared! Judy will be missed!

  12. Jack and Judy Tucker says:

    We were sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out for Tom and his family and all the Moyers.

  13. Frank Gibson says:

    Tom and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Judy’s passing. You are in our prayers!

  14. Teri (Filkins) Laster says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Judys passing. My sincere condolences to all. I have very fond memories of Judy, my sister Peggy and all of their friends. She was very sweet to everyone and had a beautiful heart! ❤️❤️ I pray she is once again chatting and sharing a laugh with my sister on those beautiful streets of gold.

  15. Jim & Judy Phillips says:

    Our sincere condolences heartfelt prayers to Tom and all the family in the passing of Judy. What a wonderful person she was – kind and friendly to all. May God surround you with His comfort and peace. She will be missed.

  16. Sally Oge says:

    I’m so sorry for your lose, Judy was a very Special Lady and will be missed.

  17. Jim & Judy Phillips says:

    Our sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers to Tom and the family on the passing of Judy. She was a kind and thoughtful person with a friendly smile for everyone. She will be missed.

  18. Mike Moran says:

    Tom, I’m so very sorry to hear that Judy has passed. I’m also shocked because she was a class mate. God bless you all.

  19. Debbie (Croy) Kee says:

    Tom and family I’m so sorry to learn of Judy’s passing. I seldom went back to Ohio, so I didn’t see my Michigan family enough. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Debbie (Croy) Kee
    Lewisville, Texas

  20. Don & Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut says:

    Tom and Family, we are so sad to learn of Judy’s passing. Judy was a beautiful person inside and outside. She was always so kind. May your memories help you through your difficult times. Rest In Peace, dear Judy. Sending our love.

  21. Joyce Johnson Kruithoff says:

    I will not forget seeing Judy at Meijers several times. Having her pass me with a beautiful smile and saying HI! Heaven has gained a very beautiful lady! You and your families have my prayers.

  22. Michael & Linda Stone says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy, prayers and thoughts go out to Tom, the Harmon Family and the Moyer family on the passing of Judy. She was a wonderful friend and will be missed. The wonderful memories we have of her will be with us always.

  23. Gina Watson says:

    Praying for your entire family during this difficult time! May you find peace and comfort in our Lord Jesus and in the beautiful memories that you share! Judy’s warm smile will be missed by many!

  24. Sherry Goodrich says:

    John and Dana and family, my deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother John. Prayers for comfort to your Dad, you two and your whole family. Special hugs to you both.

  25. Tom and Arlette Conway says:

    Our condolences to both families. I best remember Judy from high school as a very special person and am certain she touched many lives over the years.

  26. Rosemary Hayes says:

    With deepest sympathy and many prayers for a sweet classmate and her entire family.

  27. Kathi Fuss says:

    Judy is and has been in my prayers the past months. She is now an angel with God. No more suffering! God Bless you ALL.

  28. Kerry and Barb Smalla says:

    Tom, I am so very sorry to learn of your lovely wife, Judy’s, Home Going. The loss that you and all the Harmon and Moyer families are enduring now is so great. All who had the pleasure of knowing Judy, will feel the loss of her beautiful, warm smile as she greeted us and her sincerity and listening ear. For sure we will be praying for you and your family.. that you will feel the Loving Arms of The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ encompass you and strengthen you. God bless you Tom.

  29. Lorna sisson says:

    Dear Tom and family and the entire Moyer family:

    We are so saddened to hear of Judy’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and such a faithful follower of Jesus. She was a wonderful witness and touched so many. Have so enjoyed seeing her at our class get-togethers. she was always so positive and encouraging to others. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. May God fill your hearts with your wonderful memories and give you His peace that passes our understanding. Love, Lorna and Craig

  30. Deborah Straub says:

    Prayers for the family. She was a very kind and friendly woman. So sorry

  31. Wendy Hendricks Moyer says:

    My prayers and love go out to the Moyer and Harmon families. I am so sorry for your loss.

  32. Jon & Christine Campbell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  33. Agnes Vanarsdal says:

    Tom and all of Judy’s family. Our very deepest sympathy. I took a bible study with Judy years ago and I got to see her amazing faith. She was a truly beautiful Christian and lady inside and out. May God’s grace be with each of you in the days to come!!
    In Christ Love, Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal

  34. Cathy Boysen says:

    Dear Tom, Jon, Jake and family,
    My sincere condolences to the entire family. Judy will leave a huge void here on earth but we could never wish her back to suffer any longer. She is happy, pain free and with those she loves. Until we meet again my dear and lovely friend. RIP Judy.

  35. Sue Harmon says:

    Tom and family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of time spent with Judy.

  36. Christopher Harmon says:

    Lord Knows Judy will be missed by many, my Heart goes out to the entire Family .. Uncle Tom, tom jr., and Jake, May God Lift you in Light,and give you continued courage to see you through this time in need, and the strength to carry on!! Peace Be with you.. God speed!

  37. Dave and Jeanne Van Eerden says:

    Tom and your entire family,
    May God fill you all with His love, comfort and fond remembrance of your wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend…Judy. Her sweet heart and quiet confidence was truly a gift from God. She was genuine and sincere and all our lives are better for having known her. She will be missed. Love and prayers,

  38. Lynne Mills-Burnett says:

    Judy was such a beautiful person, inside & out. And now that beautiful soul can soar with the other angels and watch over all her loved ones. Spread your wings wide Judy, and fly high!

  39. Bob and Loree Bagley says:

    Eternal rest grant onto her Dear Lord and let Your perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen.

    May Gods peace and Strength be with you Tom and your family.
    Bob and Loree

  40. Linda Mortensen says:

    Tom and family
    My deepest sympathy for all of you. Memories are the one thing that stays with us forever an will keep Judy with you forever in your heart and mind. Linda (Cramer) Mortensen

  41. Darl and Joyce Gilliland says:

    Judy was so sweet and always had that beautiful smile. May God be with all of you and give you peace and comfort through the coming days.

  42. Gary Morris says:

    Tom, very saddened to hear about Judy she was a gem.

  43. Christie Fontaine says:

    So many great memories with Judy…trips to shipsee, the antique market, lunches, art adventures, road trips, helping with my sons grad parties, working at the Shoppers Guide, a great listener with good advice, and so much more! Thank You! Love You Judy!

  44. Jeanne Van Eerden says:

    Tom and family,
    We are saddened by the news of Judy’s passing. You have all been in our prayers for quite some time and she is now in the arms of Jesus. I am so thankful for her life and what a beautiful person she was inside and out. She lives on in each one of you and my prayer is for you to be blessed by each precious memory. Love and prayers, Dave and Jeanne Van Eerden

  45. Gretchen Kershaw says:

    Sending prayers to all of the family, friends and loved ones of Judy. She was such a blessing and always greeted everyone with a smile and a hand to help. It is our prayer that our LORD JESUS continue to bless you and keep you and bring you comfort, and peace that surpasses all understanding in the days/months & years to come.

    Gretchen Kershaw
    Grace Mercy Luv Ministries

  46. John Pullen says:

    Tom Judy was a wonderful lady who always brighten the day. May God give you comfort as you remember your life together. John

  47. Joyce Van Atta says:

    Tom, Sending prayers to you and your family. Judy was a delight to be around and she loved everyone she came in contact with. She was a treasure to all and will always be in our memories. I am currently in New York and will be unable to attend the services. May God bless you.

  48. Jim Sanford says:

    Tom, Sorry to hear about Judy! She was a special person!!!

  49. JoAnn Burchett says:

    Dear Tom and family, May God send you His peace. Judy was a treasure, so glad to have known her.

  50. Phyllis (Rector) Gary says:

    Dear Tom and family,
    Judy was an incredible woman full of love, sincerity, and joy. She will be immensely missed. May you, Tom and family take comfort in the love of friends and family during this difficult time. In Christian Love.

  51. Colleen Ziemer says:

    Dear Margaret and all of both Families, So sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in my prayers.

  52. Gail Chappell says:

    As I think back on my time spent with Judy , the song “Always stay humble and kind ” comes to my mind. There is no one I have ever meet that lived by these words more then Judy . She believed in me more then I believed in myself and I will forever be so grateful to have had her words of encouragement . She was truly an angel on Earth .

  53. Anne and Dennis Kirby says:

    I am saddened to learn this sad news. Judy was a warm, tender-hearted friend who touched so many. My sincere condolences to all who love her.

  54. Barb Quarry says:

    Dear Tom and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I will never forget our trip to Nashville together as Tom and Steve had a business meeting in Nashville and when they had there meeting Judy and i went to see Loretta Lynns mansion and farm. I never got to tell her that my nephew and his wife just bought a plantation around the corner from Loretta Lynns place and are neighbors with her son.. On our way to Nashville she would look out the window and see different barns and what they look like and was always interested in them. To this day when Steve and i are on a road trip i find myself doing the same thing. She was truly a wonderful person who left legacies for her family and friends.

  55. Roxy Reed says:

    To the Harmon family

    With my deepest condolences. Roxy Reed

  56. Duane & Lynn Bronkema says:

    To Tom and all of your family.

    It saddens our Heart to hear of the loss of Judy. She was the Nicest, Friendliest person anyone could had ever met. She always had a Warm Hello for you, no matter who you were. She will be greatly missed by all.
    We wish You and Your Family ” Comfort and Strength ” through this difficult time. God Bless

  57. David and Marcia Dalrymple says:


  58. Tony & Sandie (Gilbert) LoPresto says:

    Tom and family, please know you are in our prayers. I have no words, Judy was a SPECIAL lady and loved by so many.

  59. ~Bill and Janice Thompson says:

    … Dear Family Of Judy, May our loving Lord God hold all of you in his loving arms during this difficult time. RIP Sweet Judy …

  60. Tom Northam says:

    Not so long ago, Judy spied me at Menard’s and, so like her, made the special effort to come over and say hello. I was struck by how young she looked and, as so many have commented, radiated a smile that lightened the heart. No mention of the challenge that she faced. Instead she asked after me and my immediate family (remembering all of their names!) and made me promise to say hello to all of my siblings, her cousins.

    To all her family and friends: I hope you will take solace in knowing that you are all richer for having had her in your lives.

  61. Bob and Norma Weller says:

    Dear Tom,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have been praying for you and Judy since we saw you at the cabin last summer. God’s grace and peace be with you.

  62. Carl and Deborah Blackwood says:

    the entire Harmon/ Moyer families are in our prayers. May she soar with the eagles.

  63. Jerry Haight Sr says:

    Sorry for your loss

  64. Misty Standish says:

    Dearest Mary and The Moyer Family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I hold each of you close during this difficult time with prayers for strength and peace. My deepest sympathy to you all.

    Love, Misty

  65. Mary Ellen Riggs says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you.
    Mary Ellen Riggs
    Rock Tenn



  67. Pam Piersma says:

    What a dear lady I will miss so much. I worked with Judy the last few years before she retired from the Shoppers Guide. I usually worked with her about 40 hours/week so she quickly became a friend to me. I wasn’t sure what to think about her when I met her. She was a small woman, but had an air of “don’t mess with me” about her:). I liked the description that came up of her at her funeral of “fierce”. She was a fierce friend….refusing to let a person believe lies, or feel sorry for oneself, or feel a victim. You didn’t complain around Judy or hear her complain, ever. She loved God fiercely and passed that on to people. This also made her seem a bit unpredictable. She had a gift of discernment and that meant sometimes she’d listen with a smile and comfort you, but other times she’d realize it was “get over it” and move on response a person needed. I don’t know a lot of discerning people but she was one. She was also fierce in defending those she loved and those that needed it. I loved to watch her handle an ornery customer that wanted to rip one of us to shreds because they felt grumpy….she didn’t stand for that! It was great to know she would stand up for us. Most of all, she loved her family and friends fiercely. How she adored Tom and her boys, all her siblings, all her beautiful grandkids. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for them and for us. Judy was such a great example of a Christian that walked the talk. I’ll miss her very much and always remember her fondly. Best of all, I know I will see her again one day and have lots more great talks and laughs together. I pray God’s love and comfort over all her family that will miss her so much. With love,

  68. Mona Esse Ruse says:

    David & I send our sincere condolences to all of Judy’s large and dearly loved family. She was a rock of sorts…a pillar of strength for many. She spoke the truth in love and was surefooted in living out her life according to Christian principles. We know she will be greatly missed, especially by those who were closest to her, and we also know that she’s run her race well and received the prize. In her heavenly home there is no more pain, sickness, or sorrow. We will see you again, dear Judy, in a better place.

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