Judith Ann Otcheck

October 14, 1955 - February 17, 2006

Judith Ann Otcheck, age 50 of Fairview, Texas passed away on February 17, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. Judie was born on October 14, 1955 in Grinnell, Iowa to Russell and Helen Otcheck. She was a 1980 graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Music and Education and specialized in Music Therapy. She worked in the field until starting a family. She married David Inman on April 22, 1983 in Garland, Texas. She and her family moved from Clyde, Ohio to Fairview in 2001. Judie had the most creative job in the world…a homemaker. Her family and home were the center of her universe. Her achievements included home-schooling her children, teaching Sunday School, especially to those with special needs and working in her yard. She was an advocate for children with special needs, and actively supported the Special Olympics in Texas, including being on the board of directors for the Allen chapter. She loved music, especially the piano. She enjoyed playing both the organ and piano, and volunteered her talent for church and other activities. She was always active in her church, including recently being named to the administrative council of the First United Methodist Church of Allen, and enjoyed her neighborhood book club. She enjoyed and loved not only her family but also a host of assorted pets throughout her life, which typified her compassionate nature. She is survived by her husband, David Inman of Fairview, Texas and children, Stephanie Jo Inman of McKinney, Texas, Kellie Lynn Inman, Nicholas Jordan Inman, and Kevin Russell Inman also of Fairview, Texas; her sister, Jane Ellen (Otcheck) Brown and husband, Mark Hainey of Granger, Iowa; her sister, Susanne Otcheck-Hulin of Grinnell, Iowa her mother-in-law, Clara Inman of Atlantic, Iowa; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Helen Otcheck. Judie will be missed by a large circle of friends in the areas of Fairview and Allen Texas. Clyde and Fremont, Ohio and in Iowa. She touched and inspired the lives of everyone who met her. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at First United Methodist Church in Allen, Texas. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice or to the First United Methodist Church of Allen, Texas for services directed to special needs children.

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Judie was such an inspiration to those she came in contact with. Her calm and compassionate nature were evident in any situation. She will be missed in many circles. I am glad I got a chance to know her through Allen Special Olympics. Melinda Kizer, February 22, 2006 Dear Dave and children, Though we've been gone from the Dallas area since 1988, my fondest memories of being a Mom in those days was the playgroup that I was a part of with Judie, Debbie, and Jane. Though many years have passed, I always felt like I still was in touch with Judie through her wonderful Christmas cards that finally made their way to my house. This past Christmas one yearly card did not arrive and now I know why. Judie was an inspiration to many and I guess she was destined to be among the angels. She'll be missed - may her memory be eternal! Connie Vavalides, February 22, 2006 My family got aquainted with Judie's through play group and later bunco in Clyde. She was kind, caring, thoughful and commpassionate. A really supportive friend when I needed one. Your are all in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you. Cheryl Sondergeld, February 22, 2006 Dear Dave and Family, I praise God for Judie's life - both the years she eagerly shared with others here on earth and the eternal time she will spend in heaven with her Savior. I was thinking of Judie all day last Thursday. I had to bake for my MOPS meeting, and so I had pulled out the church cookbook and made one of Judie's coffee cake recipes. I am encouraged as a mother as I reflect on Judie's faith, her ready smile, the joy in her heart, her attitude of service, her patience. Thank you, Lord, that Judie was able to fulfill her purpose for your glory. Blessings of peace to you all. Sarin (Wiedle) Abati, February 22, 2006 Dear Dave and family, We're so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Bill Melinda, Lesley and Joel Payne Clyde, Ohio Bill, Melinda, Lesley & Joel Payne, February 22, 2006 Dave, Stephanie, Kellie, Nicholas, and Kevin, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. It's been years since I have seen all of you, but I will never forget Judie and the impact she had on my life and so many others. It is because of her teaching that I have been able to study Music Education for the past three and a half years with a firm knowledge in music. She always pushed me just like a good teacher should. I will always remember Judie, not just as a wonderful teacher, but a beautiful person, caring mother, and loving wife. We will miss you, Judie... "To everything there is a season..." All my love and prayers, Meghan Meghan McGrath, February 22, 2006 She was such a warm & thoughtful person. She will be missed so much. I'll keep her family in my prays. Ashley Wren Averyt, February 21, 2006 Our deepest sympathy to the family. She will be missed greatly by all. For everyone she met she touched in a wonderful way. My prayers go out to all her family and friends. God Bless Kim d. Tibbs, February 21, 2006 Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. Judith Otcheck was a valued patient of ours and she was always a pleasure to have in our office. She will be greatly missed. Feather Touch Dentistry, February 21, 2006 I met Judie in post natal exercise class after Stephanie and Ryan were born. We were in play group together until you moved to Clyde. I always admired Judi and how she was such an advocate for her children and all children. What an exceptional person! She will be missed by everyone who's life she has touched. She has touched so many and will leave a legacy for us all. My heart and prayers are with you all. Debbie Rupert, February 21, 2006 I can only guess what a wonderful woman Judith was, in that I know her son, Nick, through Scouting. He is a fine young man, as I'm sure she was well aware. Randy Mark Boys, February 20, 2006 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ralph Dow Smith Jr, February 20, 2006 Dear Dave and family, I pray for God's strength to envelope your family at this time of great loss. Judie was an inspiration to everyone around her and her life and example will continue to inspire us as well as your family. She has always been one of the most gentle, gracious, and loving women I've had the privilege of knowing. God has truly blessed us all by her life. Bev Hart, February 20, 2006 I was fortunate to have known Judie for the year that her son Kevin was in my class. Judie was such a kind woman and always helpful to me and my students at South Main Elementary. Nikki Lee, February 20, 2006 Dave, Chris and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult times. Chuck Chuck Kimmet, February 20, 2006 It has been my privilege working with Kellie and Kevin at the Parents' Night Out and Angel t-ball. It was inspiring to see Judie with her children. You could see her love and pride for each of them. My thoughts and prayers are with Judie's family. God's blessing on you. Janice L Nicholson, February 20, 2006 I will always remember the days at Terrell State Hospital. Judie was my mentor and my friend. I will always cherish the memories from that time and over the years. For the short time that Judie was here on earth, she made one heck of an impact on many lives. I will always celebrate her life. Remember, even though she is not visible, she will always be here in our hearts. Cindi Bucci, February 20, 2006 My condolences. Such a life. Safe in the presence of our Lord. Bob Beshears, February 20, 2006 Nick, Mom and I are thinking about you, and we are praying for all of your family. Colin McClintock, February 20, 2006 What a precious, dedicated, and loving woman! We are each so lucky that she was an important part of our lives! Dave & children, my prayers are with you every step of the way. Karen Klotz, February 20, 2006 We haven't seen Dave and Judy in a number of years, but what I remember most about her was her love of family. It touched my heart. Dave, may your memories of her keep warm smiles on your face and in your heart. We are thinking about you and your kids. Phillip and Beverly Pond, February 20, 2006 I will always fondly remember all the time Judie and I spent together at our Moms-in-Touch group for the School of Hope. We prayed together weekly for four years for our kids and all the students and teachers. Judie was a mentor to me. She was never judgmental. She was always understanding and encouraging. I was always so comfortable with Judie. I will miss her. Jeanine Van Der Laar, February 20, 2006 With our deepest sympathies, The Ferguson family, Keith, Renee, Greg & Erica Keith Ferguson, February 20, 2006 I am deeply sadden by the lost of someone so very special. My sympathy to your entire family. Bettie J. Artis, February 20, 2006 Dear Dave & Family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. The world was blessed with Judie, compassion and her outreach to all who needed help and support. She will be missed greatly. Ed & Pat French, February 20, 2006 Judie was one of the kindest and most sincere people I have ever had the privelege of knowing. She served on the Allen Special Olympics board and I could always count on her to help out with whatever was needed. I loved being around Judie and I will miss her very much! Elizabeth Jane Seba, February 20, 2006 Judie was such a wonderful mom. Her patience and love was so evident. Sandra Boggs, February 20, 2006 DAVE AND FAMILY - WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. WHILE YOU LIVED IN CLYDE, OH, I FELT JUDY AND I HAD ALOT IN COMMON. I TREASURE THE YEARS THAT I KNEW HER. SHE WAS AN INSPIRATION TO EVERYONE. SUE BUEL DON & SUE BUEL, February 20, 2006 Dave, I'm sorry to hear about Judie - I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless Renae Meggitt, February 20, 2006 Judie was a special lady. She was an inspiration as a mother and as a friend. She went out of her way to help where she could. I will miss her greatly. Kathleen Davis, February 20, 2006 Dave, My prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless Nate Nate Powell, February 20, 2006 Your family is in our prayers. Cortney Thede, February 20, 2006 I only knew Judie through her sister, Jane, but know that their relationship was so very special and that Judie will be sorely missed by family and many friends. My thoughts and prayers and with you all. Mary Rae McElroy, February 20, 2006 Dear Dave and family - our prayers are with you all. We have fond memories of your time here in Ohio, and know that your faith will give you strength in this tough time. All our best, Karen and Dick Bunting Karen Bunting, February 20, 2006 may the joy of loving memories keep you through this tough time kim and joanne hines, February 19, 2006 I met Judie through the Special Olympics of Allen. I served on the board with her. I was impressed with her willingness to do for our childrem with special needs. I will miss her at our meeting and competitions Patricia Jean Enloe, February 19, 2006 Dear Dave & Family: I'm so very sorry for your loss, Judie will truly be missed. After meeting Judie several years ago, I knew from the start what a special lady she was, someone that I admired greatly. Having her to turn to was such a comfort. Having her as a part of my life has been such a treat, she was always there to help whenever needed. Please know if there is anything I can do, you only need to pick up the phone and call. May you find comfort in this difficult time. God bless you all. Samantha Gunter, February 19, 2006 She was an inspiration and an example of one who thinks of others first. Such kindness and generosity -- she will be greatly missed. Stacey and Gary Shuman, February 19, 2006 Judie was well known for being a warm, caring, thoughtful person. She was always interested in being helpful to family, friends, and anyone else who was in need. She once told me that there was nothing we couldn't accomplish if we worked together! I will treasure memories of our friendship deep in my heart forever. JoLee Brenneman, February 19, 2006