Obituary of Judith "Judy" M. Reilly
Judy Reilly (nee Keiley), 88, of Ryland Heights, KY passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023. Judy was a Homemaker and member of St. Patrick Parish in Taylor Mill, KY.
Judy was an avid fan of the University of Kentucky, especially UK basketball, she enjoyed going to Kenneland twice a year as well as Churchill Downs on occasion. She also enjoyed local theater plays followed by dinner but most important to her was her family, including her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was devoted to them and enjoyed get-togethers and celebrations. She was always there for birthday parties, sporting events, school activities, and dance recitals, and she kept up with kids’ and grandkids’ college life and work life, and tried to keep up with all of them. Whatever it was, she wanted to support and be a source of encouragement for everyone. She prayed for, listened to, cared for, cheered on, and offered wisdom to all her family. Judy was quiet, gentle, wise, and strong in spirit. While she has been called home into the presence of Christ and will be missed by us, and she has left a strong and caring legacy for her entire family and many others that her life touched.
Judy was preceded in death by her husband Edward Reilly; parents, George and Margaret Keiley (nee Lemker); daughter in law Theresa Reilly; and grandson Brian Reilly.
She is survived by her eight children: Mike (Melinda) Reilly; Mary Ann (Theresa) Reilly; Karen Reilly, Teresa Reilly; Kathy Reilly; Kevin (Vickey) Reilly; Pat (Shelly) Reilly; Sara (Jamey) Gadzala; grandchildren, Michael (Cait) Reilly; Erik (Sara) Reilly; Susan Sterling; Joseph Sterling; Adam Reilly; Blake (Stephen) Benson; Nick Reilly; Jonathan (Casey) Reilly; Elizabeth (Payton) Ponzer; Matthew (Allie) Reilly; Jake Gadzala; Katey Gadzala; and Megan Gadzala; and 10 great grandchildren, as well as many other family and friends.
Visitation for Judy will be held between 12 PM and 2 PM on Thursday, November 2nd at Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY with a Catholic Blessing to be held immediately after at 2 PM. Burial will be at Independence Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital by clicking here or Father Flanagan’s Boys Town by clicking here in lieu of flowers. For directions, to view the life tribute video, or to share an online condolence, please visit the following tabs on this page.
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In Loving Memory
Judith "Judy" Reilly
1935 - 2023
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