In Memory of

Judy Ann Holmes

June 5, 1948 - October 25, 2018


Judy Ann (Johnson) Holmes, 70, of Lee’s Summit, MO, died Oct. 25, 2018, at Kansas City Hospice House of leukemia. Judy was born June 5, 1948, in Chanute, KS, to Harry (Jr.) and Mary Jane Johnson, and graduated from Chanute High School in 1966.

Judy married Donald Holmes on April 20, 1991. She worked at Southwestern Bell and AT&T for 25 years, living in Chanute and Topeka before moving to the Kansas City area. She was employed at Metmor Financial, Community America Credit Union and Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic before retiring. Judy was an active member of the United Methodist church and volunteered with several organizations, including March of Dimes; Truman Medical Center’s newborn testing program with the Telephone Pioneers; and the Prom Boutique, the nursery, and outreach programs for the homeless and Ronald McDonald House at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, where she was a member.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Holmes; daughters, Renee (Kevin) Close; Deborah (Rick) Eckart; and Dawn (Jason McLeod) Holmes; grandchildren, Ashley Holmes, Blaine Mitchell, Jessica McLeod, Jake McLeod, Legacy Osborn, Lukus Osborn, Nathaniel Osborn, Nickolas Osborn, and Michelle Close, and one great-grandson, Jacen McLeod. Judy also is survived by her brother, Dan (Mary Alice) Johnson, and her sister, Glenda Madl. Surviving nieces and nephews include Marc (Melissa) Johnson; Stacy (Shane) Palmer; and other special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Connection at the church. Online condolences may be made through Langsford Funeral Home at


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Don, Renee and family,
God has just added one more angel to his kingdom and what a great angel to have. Judy was a loving and giving woman and she always gave it to you straight. Whether it was her volunteer work, spending time with her grandchildren or riding along side of her loving husband in their classic cars she was always happy. Judy will be missed. ❤️
Our sincere condolences to the family.

Sharon, Peyton and Holland Culclager

I was so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and so generous with her time particularly when I launched the Winterset magazine 7 years ago. She was always there to help me meet neighbors and find stories for the magazine especially because back then I knew no one in the neighborhood. Over the years I was always so happy to get your RSVP confirming that you were both coming to a monthly event because I knew we’d get a chance to chat and catch-up. She will be greatly missed. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Don, Renee and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We feel the emptiness with you. Judy was so loving and giving. There are times in my life I never would have made it through without her. She was truly a blessing to you and the world. Please remember that you are members of the Church Ladies family and we will always be here for you and with you.

Elizabeth and John Braden

We are so saddened by Judy’s passing. She has been a good friend to me for over 30 years. She was always so happy with such a wonderful laugh. My favorite thing she ever said was “Judy ages 20 years in one day” which was on the occasion of her birthday and the notice of her 20th class reunion. Such a wonderful sense of humor and such a wonderful life of service. We will miss her so much.

Don snd family,
Heaven has a new Angel!! One who was always there to help others and laugh with friends ! She will be missed! Hugs and Prayers!!

Dear Don and family,
There are people that you meet along the way in this earthly life that simply cast a special ore, and you just feel a special connection to. Judy was one of them. So loved by many. I am so saddened that I won’t see her smiling face at church. But I feel a certain warmth and appreciation that I was able to have crossed her path. Judy will be missed.
Rose Mary Coffman

Judy will be greatly missed. My second mom in high school, and amazing at it. Thank you to Don, Renee, and all of you for sharing such a wonderful true lady. Prayers for all your hearts.

Don I am so sorry to hear about Judy my prayers and condolences to you and your family.

Renee, I sm so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Barb Seburn

Don & Family, the kids and I are so sad to hear of Judy’s passing. Quite unbelievable. We will be in touch soon. All our love.

Don and family, I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was one of a kind. She served others with grace. She is resting in peace now in the arms of Jesus.

I was blessed to have known Judy. I built the 56 Chevy custom car that they have been enjoying for many years at car shows and events. Her and Don were always so kind and appreciative of the time we spent together building that car. Times I will never forget!
Prayers for Don and the family at this time. May God bless you and comfort you.
Sending our love.

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Judy and you were an important part of our car club. We enjoyed many good times being with you both. Know that I send Love to you at this difficult time.

God Bless you Always.

For the family of Judy Holmes! We send our prayers & blessings to all? Terry & Sue Reynolds???

Don & Family, So sorry for your loss. Judy was a special lady. Prayers & hugs.

I remember Judy well from working with her in Topeka. I was sad when our office closed and lost track with so many. I am very sorry for you loss.

Paul and I were sadden to hear of Judy’s passing. We lived down the street from you in the Summit. I remember Judy’s friendly smile. She always had kind words as I would pass your house while walking the dogs. Our thoughts are with your family.

Don, Renee and family,
We are still in shock as I am sure you are to lose our beautiful Judy too soon. She was the most caring and giving person always there to help with anything. She spoke often of the fun times with her precious grandchildren and family. You have our deepest sympathy in your loss. She will be missed by all who loved her.

Don, you have my deepest sympathy. Judy was a beautiful and thoughtful soul, whose pleasure it was mine to meet. My heart goes out to you, and your family. May God bless you keep you until that day you are together again.

Don, she was a beautiful soul and I considered it a privilege to have had the opportunity to know her. Judy will always have an irreplaceable spot in the hearts of everyone who was blessed to have been touched by her.

To Judy’s family, I worked with Judy at Truman Hospital doing Infant Hearing testing. She was a precious lady and we had a lot of good times working there. So sorry for your loss.

Dear Don and family. We have lost a wonderful friend, wife and mother. Judy was truly a one of a kind person. She will be missed by all who knew her. We are so sorry for your loss.

Judy was a great friend for many years. Fran and I would often run into Judy and Don while visiting other towns in Missouri. Spent great moments with them at Perkins Resturant. She and Don were always there when you needed them.
God Bless her amen,
Tom Mullins???

We are so saddened to hear about Judy. She was an amazing woman! She will be truly missed. Love to you all!
Steve & Kathy Wolfe

I’m so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing; she was such a kind and thoughtful person. I will never forget the pink hats she and Don gave to me and Renee as I was going through my own cancer battle – what a blessing she was to so many! Sending prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. ~ Kristi Ring


So sorry to hear of Judy’s death. I didn’t know until this morning. My condolences to you and family. May God give you strength and understanding. She was such a wonderful person.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018


Tuesday, October 30, 2018