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Judith (Walker) Knisely

Died: Mon., May 6, 2019


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., May 10, 2019
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Funeral Service

9:00 AM Sat., May 11, 2019
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

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Judith Knisely, 80, passed away May 6, 2019.  She was born in Akron to Marjorie and Ralph Walker, living most of her early life in the Akron area.  She graduated from Garfield High School, and worked briefly before meeting and marrying the love of her life 61 years ago.  They have been settled in Cuyahoga Falls for the last 40 years.

Judie was a gentle soul, with a quick smile and a great sense of humor.  She travelled the world with her husband and young family, spending 5 years living in Africa and Pakistan.  She was an avid animal lover (4 legged people as she would say), loved to read, play cards with her friends, and spend time with her family.  Unfortunately, the last 13 years of her life were stolen by Alzheimer’s, which she weathered with courage and dignity.   While we mourn her loss, we are grateful that she is finally free.

Preceded in death by her parents, Judie is survived by her loving family;  husband Ervin, son David, daughter Melissa (Terry) Ake, grandchildren Tyler and Rachel Ake, sister Jean (Tom) Colson, brother Jack (Betsy) Walker, nieces Karen Colson and Maggie Walker, extended family and a great many friends.


Funeral Services will be at 9 am Saturday at Hennessy Funeral Home (corner of York and Main) 552 N. Main St. Akron with Chaplain Don Bolick officiating.  Burial will follow at East Liberty Cemetery.  Friends will be received from 4 to 6 pm Friday at the Funeral Home.


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Hennessy Funeral Home, Inc
   Posted Tue May 07, 2019
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home

Megan Wilfong
   Posted Thu May 09, 2019

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by The Wilfong Family.

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. From The Wilfong Family

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