Jessica Julia (Judy) Conover, 84, of Whiting, passed into the presence of God on January 3, 2021. She was born July 18, 1936 to Beulah and Paul Wert, Sr. Judy, the most devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother is survived by her daughters, Cynthy and Lynne; her sons, Darren and Brett; her daughters-in-law, Lizette and Maria; her son-in-law, Dewey; her grand children, Brian, Corey, Chelsea, Brandon, Tyler, Morgan, Marlena, Alexa, and Juliana; and great grandchildren, Logan, Aiden, Braelyn, Cayden, Bryson, Norah, Beckham, Nash, and Deegan. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Rod; her brother, Paul; and granddaughter, Madison.
Judy grew up in Morris County, where she enjoyed ice-skating, playing the piano, and riding horses. After graduating from Shelton College, in Ringwood NJ, where Judy majored in music and met the love of her life, she and Rod Conover quickly got married, bought a home in Bergenfield and began having children. Feeling compelled to raise their family outside the expensive and crowded conditions of North Jersey, the couple moved “down the shore”, settling in Toms River where they spent the rest of their lives until their recent move to The Pines in Whiting.
Judy, a humble, soft-spoken, and hardworking soul, faithfully and tirelessly served her family, and supported her husband and the church he pastored. She was far more creative than she gave herself credit for -- skillfully knowing her way around the kitchen, the sewing machine, the piano, the garden, and her favorite software: Microsoft Publisher. She was an avid reader and whole-hearted health food junkie. Even as her years progressed and her eyesight failed, she continued to consume audiobooks on her Kindle and stockpile vitamins, nuts, and herbal teas. She had a natural talent for organizing things and accomplishing difficult tasks quickly and carefully. She had a supernatural gift of wisdom and a deep understanding of biblical truth, the foundation of her life.
Simple yet classy, Judy was more apt to listen than to speak, and more prone to pray than complain. She truly was a one-of-kind woman who lived loyally and pure-heartedly before God and man, and whose impact grew even greater in the last year since her husband’s death. Her passing has left a hole that no one can ever fill, but those who love her dearly are comforted in knowing they will see her again.
A Remembrance Service to celebrate her life will be held Sunday January 10, 2021 at Shore Vineyard Church, 1 South Main St. Toms River, NJ 08757.
Visitation starts at 4:00
Service begins at 5:30