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/.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Judy was a true light in the world. She loved her family unconditionally and would do anything to help someone in need. While we mourn the loss of a wonderful person, we celebrate her life and the freedom she now has.
I was so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing I was in her class I have been talking on Facebook with Kim you had to love her there was only one Judy when we went to our 50 year reunion I knew her as soon.as I saw her & she knew me hadn’t seen her in 49 years Im sure she is at Pease again so very sorry
How I will miss this beautiful sweet lady. I was very blessed to know Judy & to calll her my friend. Fly High with the Angels precious. Until we meet again . I will miss you so much❤️ All my love Kenny, Kim & Kyle❤️
To my beloved cousin, Judy, you are such a beautiful soul. I am sorry we didn’t get to spend a lot of time together the past few years, but will always cherish our childhood memories growing up together. Also the great times we had at the Altic reunions catching up on the past years events. The “girl” cousin reunions were always so special. Will miss your beautiful smile. You always brought sunlight when you walked into a room. Love you much.
Judy, my soul sister, you will be greatly missed. Your smile, your laughter, your “can do” spirit, your love were all treasures in my life. I praise God for the opportunity of having you as a dear friend. You will forever be an inspiration to me.
Sending prayers up for Judy’s family. So sorry about your loss. Judy and Kenny welcomed me with open arms into the dance family, and I will forever appreciate that. Judy was always so happy and friendly. The dance Community here will miss a great friend
So sorry to hear about Judy. What a kind, sweet lady. We loved dancing with you both and miss the good ole’ days. Heaven gained a special angel.
I love you Judy! I can’t thank you enough for being part of my life. You that touched my heart in a very special way. You may not be with us in body but you will always be with us in spirit. Thank you for just being you!!!
So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Will always remember Judy as a friendly and outgoing person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
This is just devastating! So many great times dancing! At so many great places! I remember so many dance competitions! This breaks my heart! My prayers the Kenny and the family.
We are so sorry about Judy. She was a one in a million person. Sweet, funny, loving and so talented. Always strong and good for a laugh. She loved her Kenny and her children and grandchildren. She was a friend to all who knew her. There will be a big hole in your family that cannot be filled. No doubt she is in heaven looking down on everyone.
Missed by all who knew her big heart and loving nature. She made my life brighter, I was glad she was my cousin and was kind to my parents and took good care of hers. Jesus welcomes her into heaven!
Kim….with love and prayers to you and yours.
Judy was such a special person! I have wonderful memories of her living with us when we were teenagers that I will always treasure. Let’s beat this disease in her honor!
Memory of Kyle’s mom – Judy Ann Clevenger
I’m a friend of Kim’s. I’m so sorry about the loss of such a special lady. I’m praying for you all.
For all of the hearts your love saved, Thank you.
Celebrating and indomitable spirit!