Judy Mae Lehman age 63, of Ashland, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at her residence. She was born September 6, 1957 in Wellsville, New York, the daughter of Lester and Opal (Stratton) Witter. Judy was a 1977 graduate of Wellsville High School. She had been a resident of Ashland since 2014. Judy was a Homemaker. Judy was a member of the Come Alive Community Church. She loved making crafts and was very artistic. She was known for her amazing personality and sense of humor, she showed unconditional love to everyone she knew, she always treated her children’s friends as her own children. Her famous saying was “I’m raising cane”.
On March 11, 1978 Judy married Leo “John” Lehman who survives. Also surviving are her son, Neal Lehman of Dennison, Ohio; her daughter, Naomi (Josh) Hlovac of Ashland; her mother, Opal Wright of Cove City, NC.; her stepmother, Nancy Witter of Wellsville, NY.; her grandchildren, Dalton Hlovac, Onyx Mendenhall, Cadence Mendenhall; her brothers, Earl (Joann) Witter, David Witter, Tim Witter, Mike (Penny) Witter; sister, Donna (Ray) Lawrence; sister in law, Joy Witter; along with her special dog, Precious Baby.
Judy was preceded in death by her father, Lester Witter; an infant brother; brother, Dan Witter; and sister in-law, Donna Witter.
There will be a private funeral service for family and close friends at Heyl Funeral Home with Pastor Andrew Foster officiating. Burial will follow at Ashland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Judy’s memory to Heyl Funeral Home to help defray costs. Judy will be dearly missed by the many lives she had touched.
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