Judith A. Dowling, 77, of Bay Village, Ohio passed away Monday, April 24, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 27, 1945 in Middleport, Ohio to parents Francis and Mary Virginia (nee Vitatoe) Overturf.

Judy was born in Middleport and raised with her three siblings alongside the Ohio River. A country girl at heart, she found joy in caring for animals, being a great mother, and spending time with her family. Judy collected “depression glass” and glass insulators from telephone poles, which meant stopping at every garage sale. She was wonderful at crafts, especially sewing, and would create teddy bears and clothing to fit the “American Girl” dolls. She enjoyed country music, especially Elvis, and attended many concerts with her husband over the years. Exploring the family genealogy was another favorite pastime.

Judy is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, James Dowling, III; loving sons Joseph and James IV (Marie); her cherished grandchildren Noah and Sara; nieces, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings Naomi Durst, Dorothy Harmon, and Paul Overturf.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation, or Alzheimer’s Association, or Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, April 30, 2023 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Busch Funeral Home 32000 Detroit Rd, Avon, OH 44011. Funeral mass will be Monday, May 1, 2023 at 11:00am at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. www.buschcares.com 440-937-6175