Judith M. Ballinger

  • Born: February 28, 1937
  • Died: October 9, 2019
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129

Tel. (440) 842-7800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Cherished Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother

Judith Marie Ballinger (nee Shifflett), age 82 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Loving mother of James and Joy; devoted grandmother of Shane and Shawn Ballinger, Nicholas (Dana) and Carly Kuznik, and Hannah and Coco Lukacs; great grandmother of five; dear sister of Thomas, Mary Ann, Nancy, Jerry, and Betty. Preceded in death by her parents, Lyle and Marie Shifflett (nee Newton). Judith was a successful businesswoman, owning and operating as many as five day care centers at one time. Not only did she have business savvy but was admired for her beauty as well. Services will be private. 216-741-7700 www.buschcares.com

Condolence & Memory Journal

Judy was the best grandmother in the world! She always took care of all the children and grandchildren.

Posted by Nick Kuznik - CLEVELAND, OH - Grandchild   October 16, 2019

Judy was my smart and fun-loving Aunt. She prioritized her family above everything. She always made me feel special from the time I was a little girl till just recently when she attended my brother Joey's Memorial in July 2019. She hadn't seen me in awhile and she kept staring and smiling at me and she finally said, you are pretty, you look like Joy. That was a compliment and I will never forget her gaze... it was a look of happiness as she thought of her daughter. As for Jimmy, you were her special son and caregiver later in life and you did a great job. I believe we will all see Judy again when we reunite in heaven for our future family reunion!

Posted by Cindy Porter Gioia - Saint Augustine, FL - Family   October 15, 2019


Mary Ann and I will always remember all of our happy gabfests around the round table meetings, now you will be having them with mom. We love you and will miss you our dear sister forever. Nancy and Mary Ann

Posted by Nancy Porter - DELRAY BEACH, FL - Sister   October 14, 2019

I loved my sister very much. R I P

Posted by Jerry Shifflett - Tallahassee, FL - Brother   October 14, 2019

Judy was a wonderful woman. I have nothing but wonderful memories of her. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Rhonda Pringle Haston - friend   October 13, 2019

So sorry for your loss. She took great care if Joey when he went to Happy works. Ju Ju was a good person and a good neighbor. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Julianne Milcinovic - Cleveland, OH - Neighbor   October 13, 2019

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