Judith Ann Nims, 77, of Raleigh, NC and Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 5:38 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 7, 1940, to James Crews Rash, Jr. and Ruth Marie Green Rash.  Judy grew up in Troy, Ohio, attended Western College for Women and later, married her high school sweetheart and settled in Columbus, Ohio.

She was first and foremost a mother and forever supporter and cheerleader of her three children and devoted her life to being there for them.  She was a cherished “Oma” to 12 grandchildren and lovingly excelled in knitting “night nights” and sweaters for all of them!  She spent hours sitting, reading, listening, laughing and tickling with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her work and years spent in the libraries of the Upper Arlington school system.

Judy will be remembered for her smiling, warm and cheerful disposition. She knew no stranger and made friends everywhere she went.  She was an avid reader and loved attending the arts, watching her Ohio State Buckeyes, feeding all kinds of birds, going to the movies with her core group of friends, the “Golden Girls,” and had a special bond with her beloved yorkie-poo, Phoebe.

She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and good friend, Tom Nims and a granddaughter, Holland Nims.

Judy is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas James and Sandra Nims of Dunwoody, GA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine Marie and Brett Joseph of Washington Court House, OH and Jennifer Ruth and Charles Winston, Jr. of Raleigh, NC; 11 grandchildren: Davis, Turner and McKenna Nims, Carson and Sydney Cramer, Kamryn, Zane and Madison Joseph and Ruth Anne, Charlie and Georgia Winston and a younger sister, Sally Lea O’Connell (and family) of Houston, TX.

A memorial service has been scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh, NC.

Memorial contributions may be given to the ASPCA at www.aspca.org/donate .

To share memories or condolences, please visit www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com .


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  • Ann Badger says:

    Dear Family,
    I’m so sad to hear this news. Just this year I meant to try and find Judy’s email to reach out to her. She was beloved by my mother, Marjorie Badger. They became good friends while working together in the library at Wickliffe. After my mother passed in2005, Judy hosted a dinner for me at her house on Edgevale (?), to lend support and love. She was kind and sweet and generous, and I know you will miss her terribly. I send Love and Peace for her soul and comfort for you all. Many Blessings. ~Ann

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