As a young girl in Cincinnati, she had a spunky spirit that blossomed, exhibiting talents and passion for writing, sewing, and her special gift for singing. Her conservatory trained voice uplifted all, and moved so many with her beautiful solos in her church choirs. Judy’s memory will not be forgotten, and her spirit will surely join us whenever we hear the Lord’s Prayer or Amazing Grace.
Judy’s devotion to service further expressed itself through her years of ecumenical mission work in Malaysia and Indonesia, and in Louisville making comfort quilts for children around the world and in teaching, utilizing her degrees in early childhood education.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, William and Margaret Church and her son Paul Appenfelder.nShe is survived by her husband of 32 years, Bill Erbele; three children; Peggy Appenfelder Grant (Dave), Bruce Appenfelder (Linda), Rebecca Appenfelder; two brothers, Dan Church (Janie), Allen Church (Connie), 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.