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Judith K. Woodring

March 15, 1937 — May 13, 2023

Judith K. (Decker) Woodring, age 86 passed away on May 13, 2023 after a brief illness.

She was born on March 15, 1937, in Canton, OH to Victor and Catherine (Crawford) Decker.

Judy was raised in Massillon and graduated from Canton Central Catholic High School.

She married Bill Woodring on April 21, 1956. Judy was an original member of City of Flags Chorus and was instrumental in bringing the Sweet Adelines to the Canton area. Judy and Bill were the proud owners of Woody’s Ceramics, a family business.

She also was a two-time volunteer of the year at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons Bob (Jennie) Woodring, Dave (Charlene) Woodring, and Chuck (Tara) Woodring; daughter, Kathy (Joe) Burfield; eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, a large extended family and her Guilford Lake neighborhood family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill and grandson Nate.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Judy’s memory to Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation (

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Funeral Home 218 Nassau St E, East Canton, OH 44730. Friends and family may share condolences and memories online at

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