Obituary of Judith J. Radcliff
Judith Jean Radcliff, 84, of the Monumental Community, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 9, 2023. She was born January 14, 1939 in Rivesville, WV, a daughter of the late Roy L. and Wanetta W. Wildman Wilson. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ronald E. Radcliff. Judy was a member of the Oakwood Road Church of Christ where she was an active member, participating in weekly Bible Study and enjoying the fellowship of her church community. She was the 1956 Valedictorian of Fairview High School, a 1960 graduate of WVU with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics and Education, and a 1965 graduate of the University of Maryland with a Master’s in Science degree in Home Economics. Judy retired from Fairmont State University where she taught Home Economics, as well as Nutrition and Food Service Management for over 32 years. She had previously taught in Point Marion, P.A., as well as Prince George’s County, M.D. Judy was very active in many professional and civic organizations, including the American Association of University Women, Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Science, and the Fairmont Quota Club, each of which she served a term as President. Judy had a love for learning and travel. She was an avid reader, and was known for her cooking and sewing abilities. She dedicated many hours to creating Halloween costumes for her kids and grandkids. More than anything, she was a proud and very involved wife, mother, and grandmother. Judy is survived by her children, Ronald E. Radcliff, Jr. and his wife Audrey of Pawleys Island, SC, and Michelle L. McKeller and her husband Jimmy of St. Albans, WV, her granddaughters: Molly, Emma Rose, and Piper, and her sisters: Dollie Sumpter and her husband Mack of Stuarts Draft, VA, Mary Masters and her husband Robert of Morgantown, and Bonnie Curtis and her husband Richard of Fairmont. In addition to her parents and husband, Judy was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Melissa Radcliff. Memorial donations may be made to the WV Christian Youth Camp, 12 Columbine Drive, Lost Creek, WV 26385, the Disability Action Center, 448 Leonard Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554, or the American Cancer Society, 611 7th Avenue, Suite 101, Huntington, WV 25701. The family has entrusted the arrangements to Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV. Friends and family may visit on Friday, July 14, 2023 from 1PM until 8PM and on Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 10AM until 11AM. The funeral will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 11AM with Evangelist Brent Gallagher officiating. Entombment will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery and Mausoleum in Fairmont. Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.