Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 PM Saturday, December 22, 2018 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator with Msgr. Philip Halfacre and Fr. Ryan Mattingly officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Streator. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Winterrowd Hagi Funeral Home, Streator with a rosary to be recited at 3:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church or St. Michael’s School.
Judy was born March 4, 1952 in Streator, a daughter of Robert L. and Ellen Weber Novotney. She married George J. Schultz on May 1, 1971 in Streator. He survives, along with three children, Corey (Amy) Schultz of Toluca, Amanda (Randy) Simpson of Mendota and Jason (Heidi) Schultz of Streator; six grandchildren, Cora, Lydia, Natalie, Zachary, Jessica and Juliana Schultz; and three step-grandchildren, Katelyn, Garrett and Amanda Simpson. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Marie Novotney of South Carolina and two nephews, Austin Novotney and Justin (Heather) Novotney.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dr. Robert L. Novotney.
Judy was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish where she was a lector.
She and her husband owned and operated Schultz Wilbert Burial Vault Company and Hillcrest Memorial Park. Judy was the heart and soul of the office.
The family would like to thank Dr. Pal and Dr. Zafar of Streator, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Melian from Loyola Medical Center, and the staff at OSF St. James for their excellent care Judy received.