Judith Kay Koontz, 72, of Peru, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at her residence. She was born in La Porte, Indiana on March 6, 1947 to Curtis R. Michael and Myra J. (Frantz) Michael. Judith graduated from Peru High School in 1965. She married James Williams Koontz in 1968, and he preceded her in death.

Judith worked for Classico in Peru until she retired, and continued to work for them part-time intermittently until 2015. She enjoyed needlepoint, crocheting, and genealogy.

Judith is survived by her son James and his wife Andrea (Butler) of Columbus, Indiana; her son Jeffrey of Peru; grandchildren Ashlyn Koontz and Joshua Koontz of Dunedin, Florida, Augustus Koontz of Columbus, and Damian and Jordan Koontz of Peru; several step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and other friends and relatives. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Per Judith’s wishes, no service is planned. Memorial donations can be made to Heart to Heart Hospice.