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Obituary of Judy Ellen Hoit
Judy Ellen Hoit, 73, of Iowa City, passed away January 20, 2019.
Visitation will be 4:00-8 pm Friday January 25, 2019, at Gay& Ciha Funeral and Cremation in Iowa City. Burial will be at a later date. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.
Judy was born to Duane and Mildred (Betts) Herron on July 7, 1945. She attended Guthrie High School where she graduated in 1964 .She married in 1964 and had 2 sons. In 1977 her and her boys moved to Iowa City where she worked many years at University of Iowa Hospital School as a receptionist. She also accomplished many things, she created a consulting business in which addresses the accessibility and awareness issues for persons with disabilities. She was the state coordinator for Ms. Wheelchair Iowa/Dreams Incorporated for 20+ years, she was an inventor who designed the Pakkie that made it easier to move people with injuries/ disabilities, a motivational speaker, published author. And loved to travel the world. She won Handicap woman of Iowa in 1991, and in 1996 she was crowned MS Wheelchair Iowa.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Thomas Dean Herron (infancy) and Jerry Duane Herron.
Judy is survived by her sons, Darin Duane Hoit (Rae Ann) & Daril Christopher Hoit, both of Iowa City; brother, Dean Eldon Herron (Ann) of Guthrie Center; 5 grandchildren, Makenzi, Dalton, Dillon, Alexis, Brandon; 1 great-granddaughter, Shayli and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.