Julia "Judy" A. Lewis

November 17, 1945February 8, 2019

Julia “Judy” A. Lewis, 73, of Mineral Springs, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at her home. She was born on November 17, 1945 in Niagara Falls, NY the daughter of the late Donald and Ruth (Bailor) Bowman. On September 8, 1996, she married Wilber Lewis, he survives: Retired, Julia worked as a waitress at the truck stop for twenty five years, Shawville Power plant, Piper Aircraft, and as a CNA at Mountain Laurel. Following her retirement she helped her daughter start the family business of Down River Restaurant which later branched out to Express Café, till this day her cinnamon roll, pies and chili recipes are still used at the restaurant. She was a member of Shawville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed baking and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Julia is survived by her loving husband, Wilber Lewis; four children: Gerald Short Jr. and his wife Nancy of Minot, MA, Cindy Short of Clearfield, Tammy Sharma of Clearfield, Ruth Leonard and her fiancé Robert Blake of Frenchville; two step daughters: Heather Furbee and her husband Jeff of Winston Salem, NC and Jennifer Lewis and her husband Brian Shelper; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother, Donald Bowman and a sister, Linda Peters and her husband James. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Katherine Tibbens, a brother, James Bowman, three nephews: Bobby Tibbens, Edward Peters and Jacob Peters. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 3-5pm at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., a funeral service will follow at 5pm with Rev. Stanley Wisor officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. in Clearfield. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. Please go online to share memories and online remembrances at or


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Julia "Judy" A. Lewis

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Melissa Fluck

February 16, 2019

Going to miss her for sure! Though she wasn't out much the last year, I stayed in touch with her husband to see how she was doing. She tried hard to please everyone and enjoyed baking for sure! I spent a lot of time with Judy a few years back and will cherish the memories. She has an amazing husband, whom took great care of her and truly loved her. She was special in many ways and deeply loved.

Dan Hemphill

February 12, 2019

Judy was a very sweet woman. I will always remember her when she worked at the Shawville store with her daughter. Always smiling and a great sense of humor. She will be missed.

Natalie Carter

February 12, 2019

I remember Judy from when she was a waitress at the Truck Stop, at the same time as her daughter Cindy was, and she was the nicest and friendliest person every time I went in and she always called everyone Hon and took care as if she was taking care of her own family members. Condolences to her family on this sad time.

Missy Hemphill renaud

February 11, 2019

What a brilliant light this woman was on earth and no doubt is in heaven as well. I've known judy for most of my Life. I grew up with her kids. The two things I think everyone will remember about judy was she was always happy. No matter what she didn't get down. Called everyone Hon. There wasn't anything she wouldn't do for someone else. And man that woman could bake! And she loved it. You could just taste the love in everything she touched. You'll be missed judy but for sure, heaven has a new Baker in town and jesus is eating a cinnamon bun right now and wondering why he didn't bring you Home sooner.

Missy (Coudriet) Hampton

February 11, 2019

I have always held a special place in my heart for Judy and the Shorts. My best friend growing up was Tammy and so i spent a lot of time at their house. It was my refuge and I always felt welcome and loved by judy. I know you remarried but you will always be mom short. RIP beautiful lady.

Sherri Kitchen-Farmery

February 11, 2019

Judy was an amazing woman, always smiling! I remember her and my dad (Firmin Kitchen) talking about how things were when they were teenagers, when we would see her at the Truck Stops. She was always kind, don't remember her ever never looking happy! She will be greatly missed by many. May knowing she is now at peace help her family heal. Sending many prayers, hugs and much love to you all during this heartache. Speak of her often and smile, she will always be with you.

Ariell Kuriger

February 10, 2019

I was a driver for Conway Frieght out of Woodland, PA we used to fuel here at the Clearfield truck stop ..and she was a warm and wonderful lady who used to wait on me ...I'm so glad I knew her ,you will be missed ..Rip Julia condolences to the family and friends...Prayers and thoughts go out to you all ...

lisa singer

February 10, 2019

She was a very sweet lady always friendly and smile on her face. Her working at the truck stop she was amazing. She will be missed.

Lisa Conrad

February 10, 2019

I will always remember all the wonderful memories with you. From family picnics to you driving us around for hours trick or treating to you and Mom playing ball in the yard with us. You always made life fun. My memories of you are a treasure.

Tracy Bailey

February 10, 2019

Judy was one of a kind, I spent quite a few years of my teenage years at her house and was friends with all the girls. She always made me feel at home and never made me feel like the pest that I'm sure I was sometimes. Alot of us Kerr Addition kids called her mom. Many prayers for Judy and the family, I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Tracy Bailey (Irvin)