Judith Cornelius Crater


Judith Cornelius Crater passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her home following a short battle with cancer.

Judy was born in Bellefontaine on Jan. 6, 1943, to the late Albert D. and Mary Ann Cornelius.

She married D. Dwight Crater in North Wilkesboro, N.C., on April 21, 1974. Dwight passed away Oct. 21, 1987, and was buried in the men’s section of the New Philadelphia Moravian Church Cemetery in Winston-Salem, N.C. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Joseph L. Cornelius and John A. Cornelius; and one sister, Sally A. Lee.

Survivors include her sister, Susan J. (Dennis) Weiser; nephews, Jeff Cornelius, Jerry Lee, Scott (Erie) Lee, Andy Weiser and Chad (Hillary) Weiser; nieces, Julie Crissinger and Jill (Brett) Hudson; great-nieces and nephews, Ciara (Daniel) Irick, Natalie Cornelius, Stanzi (Steve) Woolum, Matthias (Emily) Pattison, Mitchell Hudson, Madeline Crissinger, Monica Crissinger and Haley Weiser; and five great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was a life-long member of the Harper United Methodist Church and a 1960 graduate of Rushsylvania High School. She enjoyed a career in the secretarial and managerial fields in Ohio, Kentucky, and with her husband in North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Grand Cayman Island, BWI.

Visitation is from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where Daniel Irick conducts a funeral at 4 p.m. Private family burial is in Harper Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Universal Home Health & Hospice Care, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine OH 43311.

Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.