In Memory of

Judy Ann Newman Young

November 26, 1955 - November 20, 2019


Judy Ann Newman Young, 63, currently residing in Hartwell, GA and formerly of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away on November 20th, 2019 peacefully surrounded by her family. Her visitation will be at the Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, MO on Saturday November 30th at 11 am with the service to follow at 12.

Judy was born in Opa-Locka, Florida on November 26th, 1955 to Joseph E Newman and Louise Elkin Newman. She was the youngest of four children, all girls. She has had a passion and love for animals and nature since she was a small child. She also enjoyed being surrounded by people and was on the gymnastics team and pep squad in school. She met her husband John in 1973 and they were married September 25th, 1976. On New Year’s Day 1979, John and Judy were blessed by the birth of their only child, Kristina. The family has lived in several places, including St. Cloud, FL; Collierville, TN; Lee’s Summit, MO; and Hartwell, GA. She had the biggest heart and cared so deeply for others and animals. She volunteered her time to many organizations over the years. She could not ignore a person or animal in need. She gave generously of her time and money, mostly anonymously. She was sensitive, compassionate, and fiercely loyal.

She enjoyed games (cards, board games, puzzle books, etc). She loved scrapbooking and making her own cards. She traveled often and loved to explore new places. She loved being in nature, especially the mountains and around waterfalls. No matter where she lived, she always had a large vegetable garden. She surrounded herself with flowers, plants, and trees.

She was an excellent mother. She worked hard at making life fun. She would sacrifice anything and everything for someone else, especially those she loves. She worked at many different companies, but most recently retired from Sprint. Upon moving to Georgia in 2016, she made many new friends when she volunteered for the Hart County Humane Society. It was hard for her to see so many animals in need, but so satisfying to know that she was making a difference. She bonded not only with the animals, but also with the other volunteers that she met along the way. She had a rare and aggressive form of cancer, which took her from us all too soon. As she would tell you, “Cancer sucks”.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Louise Newman. She is survived by her husband John Young and daughter Kristina Young. She is also survived by her sisters Linda Mitchell, Sue Halverson, and Bonnie Forrester; their children, and grandchildren. She leaves behind her beloved cats Zahara and Alie and grand kitties Colin and Maci.

We know she is up in heaven, continuing to care for and love every animal she meets. We ask that in lieu of flowers, you continue to support her passion by donating to her favorite cause, the Hart County Humane Society


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Judy was such a remarkable woman. All the cats at the Humane Society loved her & she spent a lot of time loving them back. She was also respected and appreciated by us who worked beside her. She always seemed to care about others more than herself. I will remember her running around barefoot with a smile on her face as she was hugging a cat. Rest in peace Judy.

Sending Prayers to the Neumann-Young family during this time!! May God the Most High, comfort you and give you PEACE! Amen! Sue, we are with you and your family !

Sending Prayers to the Newman-Young family during this time!! May God the Most High, comfort you and give you PEACE! Amen! Sue, we are with you and your family !

It was always a treat when your parents came into Rockhill when I worked there. Your mom was soo nice and such a crack up! Many many many prayers for you, K, as I know you two were so close. I loved the bond you two had. May you feel the peace and presence of God surrounding you all. Love, Tanya

I met Judy at the Humane Society cat Sanctuary in Hartwell. She knew the name of every cat (and we always have a lot). She would go to the Sanctuary at all hours of the day and night. I remember being amazed at the depths of her compassion and I feel like she pushed me to be better just by her example. We will never forget Judy and John. They have been a blessing to so many souls- the furry and the fur less. Thank you Judy

I am so very sorry that Judy has passed away. I had many years with her as her hairstylist and she was a lot of fun with a great laugh! Hugs to you both during this hard time.

I am so blessed for having known Judy. Such a kind, wonderful soul. She will be missed by all of us that had the privilege of knowing her. She touched so many lives…including all of the animals. Rest in peace, Judy.

Judy was a very passionate volunteer and loved caring for the cats at the Hart County Humane Society. Judy had a gentle spirit and a heart full of love to give. She made a lasting impression on me on my first day volunteering. May peace be with you, John and the rest of the family.

Such a beautiful soul lost way too soon. Judy will be missed so badly and it’s made such an impact on so many people.

Dear John & Kris,
My heart is broken for you and for all of us who loved Judy so much. She was a funny, kind, generous lady with a love for animals that was second to none. I will treasure the memories we made together and hold her close in my heart forever. My thoughts and prayers will continue for you both.

My deepest condolences. Judy is missed by us all here and the animals miss her too. The ache you feel is your love pouring into the hole she has left behind.

I’m a volunteer at Hartwell Humane Society . Judy and I bonded been the very first time I met her. She was so funny and we had such a good time we joked why we cleaned. Sometimes we went to lunch and shopped like girls live to. I only knew her for a year. My only regret is that I didn’t meet her earlier in life. Every cat adored her and knew her!! Last time I saw Judy I was helping her clean the RV to take her to Kansas. She was in a lot of pain then but she wouldn’t leave me alone in the RV for one second!! I said you need to go inside and rest. And she said “no you’re my good friend and I want to spend time with you” I will always think about her the rest of my life. If everyone had a friend like Judy they would be blessed

I had the privilege of working side by side with Judy at Hart County Humane Society. She had a passion for helping animals and devoted herself to their care. Never have a met anyone who had such a tender heart. Rest well, Judy. We all miss you and so do your four-legged friends.

My sincerest condolences. Judy will be greatly missed here in Hartwell. Judy and I volunteered together at the Hart County Humane Society. Judy loved the kitties so very much and spent lots of time rehabilitating each one. She knew each one’s likes and dislikes. She could always be counted on to help in any way and tirelessly worked the shifts no one else wanted.
My favorite memory was when Judy told all of us that she saw a dog roaming around the humane society building. For weeks, she was the only one that saw the dog and we began to think Judy was seeing things, until one night at around 1am, I got a text from her exclaiming that she’d caught the dog. Sure enough… Judy was right. There HAD been a stray. We were able to care for and rehome that beautiful creature.
May the Lord comfort you all during this sad time.

We were blessed to have known Judy for so many years. She was a wonderful and kind spirited Lady. When Chasity was playing softball tournaments in Lee’s Summit John would come out to watch her play. Afterwards Judy would have us come by the house to cool off and she would make lunch for everyone and let us hang out between games. She had a family of raccoons she would feed. It was so cool to watch the momma come up and knock on the front storm door so Judy could go out and feed them . John, I know you and Kristina will miss her deeply as will everyone else.

I met Judy aka The Snack Lady at the Hart County Humane Society. The first thing would do is take her shoes off and give all the kitties there due snacks!
She was very sensitive when it came ALL fur babies from all walks of life. She also enjoyed the possums and raccoons. Her smile and sense of humor is unforgettable.
I can’t imagine how many will meet her at the Rainbow Bridge. ❤?

I am so fortunate to have met Judy and to become her friend. I feel truly lucky and blessed when we started volunteering together at the Hart County Animal Humane Society. What a beautiful place to make a friendship. Only good people would freely give their time to serve animals and that’s exactly what Judy was… a good person. A beautiful soul. She quickly showed me around the rescue group, helped introduce me to new friends, and spread her deep love of helping animals (including raccoons and possums!) to my future endeavors. We gave our time but she gave me endless special memories, Dakota, a large dog to foster, and a lovely new friendship between her husband John and my future husband to be. I love you Judy and I will forever strive to be like you. Your passion, dedication, commitment- I could go on and on. We are all so saddened that you are no longer present on earth with us. I love you and deepest sympathies to all others that suffer from your loss. Please say hi to Charlie, Shelby, and other precious pets that have passed.

I met Judy at the shelter one day. I had finished walking the dogs and went in to see the kitties for a minute and there was Judy. I felt like I had know her all my life. We talked and played with the cats like a kid would do. She was so kind and sweet I told her I fell like I’ve known you forever. She was so kind and caring. She will be missed. My prayers for the family keeping you in prayer for the coming days.

I met Judy at the shelter one day. I had finished walking the dogs and went in to see the kitties for a minute and there was Judy. I felt like I had know her all my life. We talked and played with the cats like a kid would do. She was so kind and sweet I told her I fell like I’ve known you forever. She was so kind and caring. She will be missed. My prayers for the family, keeping you in prayer for the coming days.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time of loss. Judy was truly a special person and I know her suffering is over. She’s walking with God.

I first met Judy working with the cats at our downtown Community Outreach Center. She was new to Hartwell and was very homesick for Missouri and her daughter. We worked together there for almost a year during which time she was God sent. There was nothing that you could ask of her that she didn’t gladly handle with love and care. On one occasion during “kitten season” we were desperate to save the lives of a dozen or more babies that required medication twice a day for two weeks to make that happen. I put out a call to the volunteers for help and she was the first to respond. She wanted to do every evening shift for the two weeks. She said that way she could be sure that they were getting the medicine properly and that she could more closely monitor their progress. Just one of the examples of her heart and her deep love for the animals that she cared so much about. The world was truly a better place with her in it and all who knew her will miss her greatly.

She had such a sweet spirit and a loving soul. She was kind and she gave of herself to others. I miss her.

Judy is surrounded by Gods creatures, she is at peace with the angels. She has touched so many people along her journey here on earth, she will be missed dearly. My heart aches for the ones she leaves behind, I pray happy memories and faith that you will meet again will bring you comfort.

Lost for words, still in shock. Gone too soon, but never forgotten. God be with Judy and cherish her as we, her sisters, and Family have. Judy was always there for her family, friends, and all the animals. Judy spread her happiness thru all our memories. We will always Love You! Go in peace, give Mom & Dad a big hug for me. WE will all meet again. I LOVE YOU, SUEELLEN.

Judy, For 45 years I loved you with all my heart. You are a beautiful person inside & out. I will never live up to the massive amount of love & caring you had for people & animals. I promise to take care of your babies here & our daughter Kristina, as I promised you. You take care of everybody in Heaven. I love you.


Saturday, November 30, 2019
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, November 30, 2019
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063