Judy Ann Clevenger, 69, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on June 9, 2018 after a brave battle with ALS. She was born on August 19, 1948 in Ottawa, Kansas to Don and Ruby Jansen, along with her twin brother, Jerry.
Judy grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1966, where she was a member of Pep Club and the tumbling team. After high school, she married Kenneth Clevenger and raised three children, Kyle, Kim, and Julie. Kenny and Judy recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 29, 2018.
Judy worked for Western Electric for 15 years. Later, she owned and operated a custom drapery shop, Curtains & More, for more than 10 years. Judy was a master seamstress and oil painter. She had a passion for gardening and was known for her beautiful flower gardens. She also loved country western dancing with Kenny and their circle of friends. An avid animal lover, she adopted many dogs over the years, including her current fur babies, Jolene and Bettie. Throughout the years, she nurtured countless children, including both relatives and neighborhood kids, with unconditional love.
Judy is survived by her husband, Kenny Clevenger of Lee’s Summit, MO; her son, Kyle Clevenger of Lee’s Summit, MO; her daughter, Kim Clevenger of North Hollywood, CA; her stepdaughter, Julie Nicodemus (husband David) of Buckner, MO; her brothers Jerry Jansen (wife Sherrie) of Lee’s Summit, MO, Ron Jansen of Hot Springs Village, AR, Donnie Jansen of Pomona, KS, and Herb Jansen of Raytown, MO; her granddaughters, Claire Clevenger and Mary Jane Morgan of Lee’s Summit, MO; her grandsons Ryan Scott (wife Alaina) of Independence, MO, Jeremy Scott (wife Whitney) of Grain Valley, MO, and Kelsey Scott of Lexington, MO; as well as her dear nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved niece, DiDi Vogl.
Memorial services will be held at Langsford Funeral Home located at 115 SW 3rd St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 on Sunday June 24, 2018 at 3:00PM. Visitation begins at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Judy’s name to ALS Association of the Midwest: http://www.alsa-midamerica.org/donate or Good Shepherd Hospice: https://goodshepherdhospice.com/donations/.