Julie A. Malone 82, of Findlay, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. She was born on June 02, 1935 to the late Thornton and Julia (Bowman) Iliff. She married William Malone and he preceded her in death on May 15, 2017. Julie was a homemaker and a past member of the Moose Lodge.
Julie is survived by her loving children; son, David (Diane) Beckford, of Carey; daughters, Deb Shafer, of Colorado Springs, CO, Kim (Danny) Miller, of Lima, Lisa (Ray) Decker, and Leslie (Ruediger) Schuh, both of Findlay; her 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Julie was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and a sister, Mary Jo Stanfield.
Julie got the call and has vanished from sight, but she says she’s alright, please remember she’s only a smile or a tear or a whisper away. She’s now a citizen of that great city where praises never end, not even for a day.
Some might think her mischievous with red hair, big brown eyes, freckled face and that sly Iliff grin. Tiny, but mighty would describe her best. Sweet sprinkled with spice, deliberately nice, divinely not like the rest.
Julie’s abiding love for family knew no bounds and in each and every moment joy could be found. She always called to get the latest news and to talk through life’s worries and the worlds views. Oh, these were interesting calls for sure, even if she never solved the world’s ills, it was nice to unload sorrows and hope for better days still.
She wouldn’t forget a birthday, no not her, her heart was intentional and true. The goal to show care and compassion made its mark right when it was due.
Julie’s potato candy was the most scrumptious indeed, when asked for the recipe, she couldn’t say. It wasn’t written down, it was a form of play. Her candy will be a sweet treat best served at a glorious heavenly reunion one day.
On one of her days marked as the best you could find her flee marketing with her hubby and best friends. Plans would be made; a date would be set. Then soon they would be off to the best deals Bill, Julie, Claude and JoAnne could get.
Julie has fallen into her long slumber and now has Bill as the first through the last of her dance card numbers! Yes, her dance card is complete, the reunion abounds and they will see US the next time around.
Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Dutch VanderVlucht officiating. Memorial contributions in Julie’s name may be made to the Hancock County Humane Society or to Bridge Home Health and Hospice