Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI


Judith Ann Stewart

September 8, 1938July 28, 2020

Judith Ann Stewart, 81, of Livonia, July 28, 2020. Judy was born on September 8, 1938 in Pittsburgh, PA to Emery H. and Frieda (Willis) Barnes, the first of their three daughters. After completing high school in Pittsburgh she completed her Bachelor of Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Later, she earned her Masters Degree in Education at Eastern Michigan University. Judy met Bill at Geneva on the Lake, a resort area in Ohio. After courting, they married on June 17, 1961 in Pittsburgh. They raised their two daughters in Livonia, Michigan. Judy started her elementary teaching career in Baldwin, PA; and later taught in Berea, Ohio; and Livonia, Michigan. After Judy retired from teaching she volunteered with Meals on Wheels and at Greenmead Historical Village in Livonia. Along with her husband, Judy was a member of the Dearborn Power Squadron (a non-profit organization established in 1914 to promote safe boating on our waterways).

Judy is survived by her loving husband, William. Dear mother of Ann (Jay Akers) Stewart-Akers and Kate Stewart. Precious grandmother of Kyle Akers. Also survived by her sister, Margaret (Charles) Skalos. In addition to her parents, Judy was pre-deceased by her sister Gloria Shorr.

The visitation will be held Friday, July 31, 2020 from 12:00 Noon until the time of service at 3:00 p.m.

Please share a memory of Judith or condolences with her family at her guestbook below.


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Susan Steinberg

August 3, 2020

Dear Bill, Ann and Katie,

I was a friend of Judy's for many years, we met at Meals on Wheels. Our day for delivery was Wednesday and we chatted and caught up each week. We would meet for lunch occasionally along with another friend from there. It was always a spirited and interesting conversation, and that is where we heard about her daughters, her sisters and her beloved grandson. She loved her girls, cared so deeply about you both, and of course Kyle, her sunshine.

She was always upbeat, with a ready laugh, and always concerned for us and others, and always, but always, loving her Bill. I will miss her a lot, she was very special.

Donna Acton

August 1, 2020

Judy was always so fun to talk with. She pursued a relationship with our family and reunited us. (As we hadn’t seen each other in a very long time.)We are so glad we got to know her.

Diana Donahue

July 31, 2020

Our Sincere condolences to the Stewart family, Judy and Bill have been wonderful neighbors for 28 years, She surely will be missed prayers for the family🙏🏻❤️
Love Diana & Tim Donahue
James ,Uliana Ashley,Billy Ryan & family

Steve Pobuda

July 31, 2020

I was a student of Dr. Ann Stewart-Akers and have just learned of the passing of her mother. While words fail to express my sorrow for your loss, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and in our hearts.

Your former student and friend for always,
Steve Pobuda and family.

Chris and Larry Walczyk

July 30, 2020

Dear Bill, Ann and Kate,

We had the pleasure of being neighbors for 30 plus years. Judy was always that neighbor willing to help with children, a comforting word and a welcoming shoulder.

Judy always had a heart of gold and ready for any situation. It was definitely our blessing to be a neighbor of such a caring person.

Judy will truly be missed.

Bill, Ann and Kate, so sorry for your loss. Treasure your beautiful memories., your wife and mother was a true gem. Rest In Peace Judy.

Love, Larry and Chris Walczyk

DAISY --Nancy Nemeth

July 30, 2020

You always sat by me at Ivory functions and we had a great time talking. You loved asking me questions about ivory Farms knowing I had volunteered to teach riding for over 20 years. You will be missed - a lovely lady I enjoyed knowing. Daisy

Shelley Senkbeil

July 30, 2020

I met Judy via the riding program at Ivory Farms/Canter & Post, but got to know her attending the reunion gatherings. I sat with her frequently and enjoyed every minute. Her incandescent smile lit up the room.

Remembering Judy’s absolute delight and pride in her daughters, her love of nature and horses will always make me smile. She will be missed by so many.

Hugs to Bill, Ann and Kate.

Charlie Mahoney

July 30, 2020

Judy was a friend and fellow member of the Livonia Branch of AAUW; she was an active member and served our organization as an officer for many years.
Her family is in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Rest is Peace Judy and know we will miss you.

Karen Anneberg

July 30, 2020

I have very fond memories of your mom & horses. My thoughts, prayers & love are with you and your family!

Pam Leahy

July 29, 2020

Judy and Bill have been our neighbors since 1983. They watched our kids and grandkids grow up. Judy would always send a card over to my husband for Veterans Day. She will truly be missed.


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